The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on creative industries, cultural institutions, education and research
Panteia has completed a study for the World Intellectual Property Organisation on ‘The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on creative industries, cultural institutions, education and research.’ The report provided a contextual background on the situation affecting a number of sectors for an Information Session on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Copyright Ecosystem which took place during the 42nd Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) on May 9th 2022. During this session, Panteia presented the results to the Member State delegates, as well as observers consisting of stakeholder organizations and interest groups.
The study explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cultural, creative and educational ecosystem, including copyright, related rights, and limitations and exceptions. Part I of the study outlines the state of the art of a number of different sectors: audiovisual, music, publishing and visual arts, respectively, providing a detailed overview is provided regarding the impact COVID-19 had on the sector and showing examples of practices that emerged. Part II outlines the state of the art of a number of institutions of different sectors: museums, libraries and archives, and educational and research institutions, respectively. Good practices are discussed with the support of case studies selected according to two principles: the geographical and sectorial coverage and the relevance in terms of different examples of measures. The study was supported by an extensive team of experts worldwide, in order to understand the impacts at the global level.
This study provides cultural stakeholders and policy makers with a broad global picture of the effects of the pandemic on specific subsectors, and outlines ways in which policy makers and the sector have mitigated the effects of the pandemic to ensure that creators and institutions could adapt to the changing circumstances. Lessons learned and best practices can help contribute towards stakeholders avoiding such challenges in the case of future situations of similar magnitude.