19 in 20
Conversations on communities, creativity
and Covid19 in 2020
Towards the end of 2020 we set out to investigate community and socially engaged arts practices that have emerged across England in response to Covid19 and the subsequent restrictions.
We are sharing eight conversations among freelance artists, and artists working in small arts companies, on their work with some of the groups and communities who have been worst effected by Covid19.
They discuss the implications of lockdown for participants, the effect of the pandemic on them as artists and speculate on the longer-term impacts of Covid19 on community and socially engaged arts.
We extend our thanks to all of those who agreed to discuss these questions with us and for being so generous with their time in such difficult circumstances.
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This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council IAA [grant number ES/T501979/1]