We have asked creatives from all over the world, all of them members of the Lürzer's Archive community, how Covid-19 has affected them and their work.
James Cross, Creative Director, BBC Creative, Manchester, UK
"I’m 2 coffees and 2 teas down, and it’s not quite midday in Manchester.
I’m at home, not wearing socks, and my hair is not as neat as usual.
It’s a new normal it seems.
At least for now.
Because, like everyone, Covid-19 has certainly rocked our world at BBC Creative.
We’re mostly working from home if possible, sat at dining tables glued to Slack and Zoom, but because we are a public service, we have some staff needed in the office too and we’re making things as safe as possible.
We’re calling off numerous shoots for both safety reasons, and the vast number of sport and live music events being cancelled of course too.
As creatives, it’s bloody tough to realise the projects we’ve being pouring our heart and souls into since last year will probably never see the light of day.
But it’s not getting us down.
There’s more important things after all.
It’s made us all realise how important and unique our employer is to our nation.
Believe me, there’s a new motivation inside BBC Creative to do our bit, to educate, inform and entertain – as is the BBC mantra.
So, we’re going to work.
It’s hard, it’s strange, but every red light will turn green.
We are living in a time of unprecedented opportunity.
And I think our team are realising that.
And being at the BBC, that is our privilege.
The BBC will, as is, adapting to a nation confined, and it’s a truly exciting time to be at the Beeb.
British culture carries on, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that happens.
Even if it is from the dining room table.
More tea anyone?"#