In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the British Council India in partnership with FICCI and the Art X Company launched the Taking the Temperature survey. 

The survey aimed at tracking the impact of Covid-19 on the creative sector in India, gathering responses from creative professionals, arts companies, sector support organisations, policy-makers and funders.

Based on the survey, we now bring you the Taking the Temperature Report (first edition) which includes key findings, case studies of resilience and innovations in action across the creative sector, and recommends measures to support the sector in the current situation.

This first edition of the report provides a snapshot of the situation in India since Covid-19 and the lockdown in late March 2020 to June 2020; the data received cuts across sectors and represents further diversity in terms of its geographical representation with 67% of the respondents being present on a national scale.

The survey has sought to understand the immediate impact on artists livelihoods, arts organisations and their audiences, strategic response by governments, NGO’s and major stakeholders to ensure the sector survives, recovers, sustains and grows.

Read the edition one of the report in the 'Downloads' section below.

The Taking the Temperature survey is available to complete online in English, Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil. The partners are grateful to the Craft Revival Trust for their support with Indian language translations. The survey is open for creative professionals, arts companies, sector support organisations, policy-makers and funders. Click here to participate in the survey.