03/06/2020

Survey Results on the Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate Mécénat

Confirming the Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate Mécénat and the Need for Support

Social Development Research Department  Director, Center for Arts and Culture Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto 

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We have tabulated the results of the “Survey Regarding the Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate Mécénat ” carried out by the NLI Research and the Institute Association for Corporate Support of the Arts amongst the Association's member companies and organizations. The main points are as follows.
【Main Points from Survey Results】
Main Points from Survey Results
【Survey Overview】
Survey Overview
※ Should you require more detailed survey results, please send an inquiry to the following email address.Association for Corporate Support of the Arts PR:press@mecenat.or.jp

1. The spread of COVID-19 impacted the mécénat activities of 70% of companies and groups.

Impact on mécénat activities  
  • 54.8% responded that there had been “a substantial impact” on their corporate mécénat activities, and 17.9% that there had been a “mild impact,” for a total of 72.6% reporting an impact (significant impact + mild impact).

2. The majority want to “restart following careful consideration of when and how” after COVID-19.

Plans for after COVID-19 has passed  
  • When asked about planning and operating businesses affected by COVID-19, 53.8% responded that they “want to restart following careful consideration of when and how,” after the COVID-19 situation has been resolved.

3. Nearly all of the respondents “think financial support is necessary” for artistic and cultural activities during COVID-19.

The necessity of support for artistic and cultural ctivities during COVID-19  
  • 59.5% responded that financial support as well as supporting the resumption of activities by individuals and organizations involved with art and culture impacted by the spread of COVID-19 is “very necessary,” and 36.9% “somewhat necessary.”

4. Many companies and groups are continuing mécénat activities despite the spread of COVID-19 or are discussing mécénat activities with the COVID-19 situation in mind.

Effects on future mécénat activities  
  • Regarding the spread of COVID-19 and the declaration of emergency, 41.7% responded that they had been “affected temporarily, but want to resume existing mécénat activities after the COVID-19 situation has been resolved,” and 31.0% “taking into account that COVID-19 has significantly affected art and culture, we are discussing more effective mécénat activities.” The majority of respondents indicated a positive attitude toward mécénat activities.

5. Many companies that responded believe the social role and significance of culture and art will increase after COVID-19.

An increased social role and significance for culture and art after COVID-19  
  • When asked whether the social role and significance of culture and art would be higher after COVID-19, 41.7% responded “definitely think so,” and 34.5% “somewhat think so,” for











 

Social Development Research Department    Director, Center for Arts and Culture

Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

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