A Creative Industries Federation (CIF) survey has revealed that creative freelancers, micro businesses and those dependent on audiences have been particularly hard hit financially by the pandemic.
The survey of more than 800 creative practitioners and organisations found that those outside London have been worst affected, with respondents beyond the capital 8% more likely to see decreases in turnover of more than 75%.
Freelancers were 20% more likely than organisations to have seen a drop in income of 75% or more.
Across all respondents, those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were more than twice as likely to say it would take over 12 months to return to normal income levels, should the pandemic end tomorrow.
CIF CEO Caroline Norbury said: "These statistics reveal is that there are still many parts of our sector that are facing real, significant hardship, particularly small businesses, freelancers and those reliant on audiences.
"It is particularly worrying that the impact is being felt hardest outside of London, where we know the creative sector is likely to take longer to bounce back."