“Today’s announcement is as underwhelming as it is terrifying. Only 40% of our members have received any money to date from the SEISS - and how can 20% of profit be anywhere near enough for people to survive on?"
Dr Holly Maples, from East 15 School of Acting, who is also a freelance director as well as an academic, decided to created a research project that looks specifically at the effects of Covid on freelance artists in the UK
Pantomime dames, creative workers and people excluded from government support during the pandemic will march, socially distanced, through London to call for continued and further support for the theatre & live events industry
Equity is launching an official Non-UK-Born Artists Network that will represent the interests of its thousands of foreign-born members, expand the equality debate and work towards a culture shift in the industry and society as a whole
Equity has welcomed the announcements this week of emergency funds for the arts in Scotland and Northern Ireland, while continuing to call for a comprehensive support package and investment in the creative industries.