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Classical Opera and The Mozartists launch Pay It Forward appeal

11:12, 27th July 2020

Classical Opera and The Mozartists have launched an appeal to generate funds for freelance artists who are unlikely to receive any share of the government’s pledged funding for the arts. 

The fees raised will be paid to artists now on the understanding that the performances and recordings will be arranged once it is possible to do so.

Chief executive Debbie Coates said: ‘The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the UK’s performing arts organisations, many of which are predominantly made up of freelance artists who have suddenly lost all their work for the best part of a year. Our new ‘Pay it Forward’ appeal is an attempt to provide a much-needed stream of income for our musicians during these particularly difficult times.’

Further information about the appeal is available here.

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