This project examines the lessons learned from how governmental, charity, and informal support for organisations and workers in the performing arts across the G7, especially the UK, Germany, USA, and Canada, impacted the workforce, the type of outputs produced, and the resilience of the industry.

This report is complementary to the Summary Report of Pandemic Preparedness in the Live Performing Arts: Lessons to Learn from COVID-19 published by the British Academy in March 2024. These examine the lessons learned from the responses of the live performing arts sector and governments to COVID-19 in each of the G7 countries. Our aim is to offer understanding that can be used to improve sector resilience to future crises, whether caused by new pandemics, climate-related disasters, demographic changes, economic pressures or national and international politics.

Read the report here.