62%
The percentage of U.S. artists who said they were fully unemployed because of the pandemic, according to responses from 11,000 artists surveyed by the non-profit Americans for the Artists. COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers (Apr 2020)
94%
The percentage of individuals who applied or planned to apply for Canada’s Emergency Relief Benefit and also identified as self-employed. Canada Council for the Arts survey on emergency federal aid (Apr 2020)
20%
The percentage of (primarily) small Canadian arts and culture organizations who said that they wouldn’t survive the year despite government aid. Survey Of Arts + Culture Sector Re: Canada Covid-19 Response (May 2020)