The Cultural Industries in Times of Acute Crisis Project links insights from media and communication studies, political sciences, sociology and economics and combines conceptual and empirical work. Some of the questions we are interested in are: How has the pandemic shaped the sector in the short and long term? What have been models of resilience resulting from the pandemic, and how have they emerged? What impact has the pandemic had on community building and outreach activities in the sector? How has the community responded, and how have patterns of cultural activities been shaped throughout the pandemic? What role has culture had in young adults’ pandemic everyday lives?

The list below is a selection of recent publication activities and presentations related to the project:

Ganter, S.A (Forthcoming). ‘Moving online: Audience-making in a local performing arts organization during the pandemic.’ Poster presentation in the Media Industries Section at the ICA 2023, 25 -29 May, Toronto.

Ganter, S. A. (2022). ‘Working through the pandemic: Aspects of organizational resilience in the performing arts sector during COVID-19.’ Invited talk at MusicCare research workshops, November 5th, New Westminster, Vancouver.

Ganter, S.A & Yakamovich, J. (2022). 'Perceived functions of cultural consumption in young adults’ pandemic lives.' IAMCR Online, July 11-15, 2022.