Dundee Cultural Recovery, designed by Jamie Stein

Dundee Cultural Recovery Project (2021)

Covid-19 has had severe implications for the urban creative economies, infrastructure and creative workers. The Creative and Cultural Industries have been among the worst hit sectors of the economy internationally. This has damaged the sector’s upward growth trajectory, exacerbated social inequalities and intensified the precarious nature of creative work.

Building on work undertaken by the Cultural Development group of the Dundee Partnership, this research project aimed to generate insights into the impact of the pandemic on the organisations and individual cultural workers (specifically freelancers and sole traders) who make up Dundee’s cultural economy, the strategies they are adopting as organisations and creative entrepreneurs, and the role of policy in supporting Dundee’s cultural recovery. It is directly feeding into the Covid Recovery Plan being developed by the Cultural Development Group. 

The Dundee Cultural Recovery Report is available to download here.

This research project was a collaboration between the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, Leisure & Culture Dundee and Dundee City Council Events Team. The research was led by Dr Lauren England (King’s College London, previously University of Dundee). The report was designed by Dundee based designer Jamie Stein and produced with the support of Culture Counts Scotland.

The research was supported by an Impact and Innovation Development Fund from the University of Dundee.

Get in touch:

Dr Lauren England
King’s College London
Twitter: @creativecityc19