Have a look at the Study on “Trends in Cultural Consumption during the Pandemic” from our Romanian Compendium Stakeholder member National Institute for Cultural Research and Training.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the cultural life worldwide. This is why the National Institute for Cultural Research and Training as well as the Compendium believes that it is very important to document the cultural practices during the pandemic and record the trends that may provide important information for a prognosis-type analysis. These data will potentially substantiate the medium- and long-term cultural policies and help cultural organisations’ managers to adjust their cultural strategies to the new socio-economic realities.
The study is a survey on various culture-related themes, on a nationwide-representative sample (2000 respondents), which includes biannual editions. The survey has the purpose to reveal the cultural consumption prognosis in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, temporarily replacing the Cultural Consumption Barometer, which was impossible to conduct during the worldwide sanitary crisis. Thus, this first edition of the study presents the respondents’ intention to spend their spare-time in the public space in the period July-December 2020, as well as comparisons to the level recorded in 2019. Furthermore, the study is focused on the identification of non-public cultural consumption practices during the isolation period and it approaches the matter of digital gaps. A special attention was paid to the consumption of radio and TV programmes, as well as to the differences recorded for this type of consumption as compared to the period prior to the start of the pandemic.
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