Festivals in the COVID Age of Crisis

Ali, Roaa and Balme, Christopher (2023) Festivals in the COVID Age of Crisis. Contemporary Theatre Review, 32 (3-4). pp. 336-341. ISSN 1048-6801

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This article examines the impact of COVID on festivals and the future of the industry. Analysing more than 50 items of online news, scholarly reviews and reports, and governmental guidance, this article examines the immediate effects of COVID in the industry as a whole, and particularly on its precarious artists and workforce. It also explores the changing behavioural attitudes towards festivals. Importantly, the article looks at the long-term institutional changes that might emerge in the festival industry including the future of collaborative working, artistic support, precarious working, and diversity.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/10486801.2022.2117804
15 May 2022Accepted
6 January 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID, crisis, institutional change, diversity, festivals
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-01 - performing arts (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Roaa Ali
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2023 11:14
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 11:14
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14189

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