It has been one year since the UK went into its first lockdown. This past year has been difficult for so many people and the creative industries are no exception. Prior to the Covid pandemic the creative industries were the fastest growing sector of the UK economy; however with the whole world coming to a standstill, many creatives have found themselves without work and without funding. This has led to numerous people having to change the way in which they work in order to sustain a living during these uncertain times.
The pandemic has caused unprecedented difficulties for upcoming talent in the sphere of cultural and creative work. Here, Kelly Bryan, 2020 Photography graduate and founder of Art Link – a UK-based platform celebrating the work of young creatives – explores the challenges for her generation and offers potential solutions.