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St John’s Smith Square announces Artist Lab project to support musicians

10:55, 27th July 2020

St John’s Smith Square (SJSS) has launched the Artist Lab project, in which supporters are invited to commit to a regular donation to a fund which enables artists to develop work in the concert hall. 

The funds will enable musicians to develop their projects and ideas in St John’s Smith Square, and will help cover the core operating cost of SJSS for each day that the Artist Lab operates, ensuring the venue can sustain itself until concert activity is rebuilt.

Richard Heason, director of SJSS, said: ‘Being unable to run our “normal” concert activity has left our diary much emptier than usual. This is also the same for a great number of musicians, many of whom have “fallen through the cracks” and have not qualified for the Government’s income support or job retention schemes. Artist Lab is our solution to this situation, bringing work and creative opportunities to artists and bringing live activity back to St John’s.’

Link to appeal: https://www.sjss.org.uk/become-artist-champion

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