ARTIST SURVEY IN UGANDA – HOW THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HITS THE CULTURAL SECTOR

In April 2020 we have started an online survey asking Ugandan artists about daily life and business strategies in times of corona virus. Inspiration was drawn from an article by the journal Music in Africa publishing “African music pros talk about business in the time of coronavirus” – a survey on the African continent uncovering stories and perspectives from performing musicians how they deal with the negative effects of COVID-19. Surely it’s nice to hear stories from other parts of the African Continent, but we asked ourselves what about East Africa and more specifically Uganda?

We have started a survey asking Ugandan artists about business in the time of corona virus! Which strategies do you put in place to counter the negative effects of the corona virus pandemic, including loss of revenue due to restrictions on gatherings like concerts, exhibition openings, live performances, etc.? How do you combat boredom and sluggishness, how do you keep the spirit alive of producing and sharing art during these challenging times?

Input came in from visuals, musicians, comedians, poets, dancers and multidisciplinary creatives. The article presents a little cross-section of Ugandan artists telling us their personal way of how to cope with the current pandemic. Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE GZK Artist Survey COVID-19