CINARS publish results from its survey on the Impacts of COVID-19 on performing arts international mobility
"In order to assess the international situation following the impacts of COVID-19, the International Conference for the Performing Arts (CINARS) conducted a survey of thousands of professionals around the world last April. As part of this survey, we received 844 responses, including 737 complete responses from 45 countries on five continents, which gives us a portrait of the impressions and expectations of the profession.
We wanted to give a voice to the various professionals active in the international performing arts programming economy. Among the respondents, 40.3% are creative companies, 37% are international programmers and 18% are artists' agents. The majority of international activities in 2020 are postponed (38.1%) or cancelled (39.9%). Despite the relentless efforts of performance agents, cancellations in 2020 are likely to increase as the situation evolves. 60.8% of those surveyed believe that their international activities will resume as normal before the summer of 2021.
The most important thing at this time and in the coming months is to maintain ongoing business ties with networks of contacts in order to consolidate activities in 2021. More than ever, the results of this survey reflect the need to come together, in one way or another, to share, reflect, meet and discover works with international resonance in order to negotiate programming agreements and develop new ways of circulating works in this uncertain period."
(Translated from French)