Lucy Thraves


Open letter to arts councils calls for more support for freelancers

1:33, 13th August 2020

The Musicians’ Movement (MM) has published an open letter to the UK’s arts councils addressing the lack of support for freelancers in the support packages for the arts sector. 

‘Despite the much needed £1.57 billion support package for the arts sector,’ it begins, ‘both local communities and freelance performers are being left behind.

‘The announcement of Arts Council England’s £500m Cultural Recovery Fund along with similar schemes across the UK is welcome news, but whilst the package will help to protect our national treasures and their employees over the next few months of turmoil, it will not reach the freelancers who form the core of our world-renowned music industry.’

To read the letter in full visit https://www.musiciansmovement.co.uk/campaigns.html#.

The Musicians’ Movement was founded at the end of June in response to the devastating effects of Covid-19 on the UK’s music industry.

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