This report draws on a range of literature to explore (i) how audiences and arts behaviours changed and whether such changes are showing signs of becoming persistent within our society, (ii) how and why the arts helped people to cope during the pandemic, and (iii) how those working within the arts and cultural sector have been affected. Bradbury, Warran, Mak & Fancourt (University College London), 2021
Innovations in Socially Distant Performance is a project which studies the aesthetics, philosophies, tools, and artists who are transforming the fields of virtual live performance and socially distant productions. This continually updated website is a place to create community, share information, inspire invention, and document the expanding art form, with an emphasis on sharing the tools and techniques of a reimagined trade.
A publication exploring the breadth of experimentation and practice in hybrid working within the participatory arts sector. Collective Encounters, 2022.
Case study research coming out of the Creative People and Places programmes experience of going digital during the pandemic. CPP, 2020
A summary of findings arising from open cross-sector discussions convened by Curious Minds in order to allow space for theatre educators and facilitators to share the challenges and solutions of delivering drama post-Covid. Curious Minds, 2020.
A video resource exploring the work of those making participatory theatre using digital means and platforms both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Introductions around key themes by Maya Chowdry followed by case studies by five very different artists. Collective Encounters, 2020.