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Survey: How has COVID-19 affected the WA Creative Industry?

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Culture and the Arts is currently conducting a survey to assess the impact COVID-19 has had on employment and revenue in the WA creative industries. Let’s Make Games would like to encourage all members of our community and those in related fields, to take a moment to share your thoughts and be counted! The survey will critical data for a statistically reliable survey on the employment and revenue impacts of COVID-19 on the broader creative industries across WA.

Survey Link:


“We are seeking contributions from freelancers, businesses and organisations engaged in creative industries who create, perform, produce or present artistic or cultural works. Take this short survey and help to build a robust and reliable sector profile for Western Australia, understand the current situation and plan for the future. “

Which industries are being investigated?

The creative sectors being targeted with this survey include, but are not limited to:

  • Games publishing and development
  • Interactive VR/AR/XR artists
  • Film, TV and radio
  • Writing and publishing
  • Fashion, jewellery and textile design
  • Performing arts venue operation
  • Visual arts, music, theatre and comedy
  • Dance, circus, opera and orchestra
  • Libraries, art galleries and museums
  • Set, lighting and production design

Who can complete the survey?

Anyone who has worked (or been seeking work) in the creative industries from 1 January to 30 June 2020. There are of course many roles in the games and creative industries, but some examples include…

  • Freelancer or independent artist
  • Sole trader 
  • Partner in a partnership 
  • Company owner or manager (i.e. CEO, General Manager, Executive Director, etc) 
  • General manager in not for profit organisation (i.e. CEO, General Manager, Executive Director, etc) 
  • Full-time, part-time or casual employee in an organisation or company 
  • Unemployed – seeking work in creative industries

For more information

For more details on the survey itself, as well as contact information for the Culture and the Arts (WA) , head to the survey page here:

The survey is open until Friday 21 August 2020.

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