Arts workers: what effect has coronavirus had on your job?


As the UK government introduces measures to protect workers who will lose earnings during the coronavirus, amid calls to introduce similar measures for the self-employed, there are reports of employers letting staff go with little or no notice.

The arts sector is particularly at risk: cinemas, concert venues, theatres and galleries have all been closed. Last week, employees of the Edinburgh cinema Cameo, part of the Picturehouse chain, were made immediately redundant; now, workers at chains including Cineworld and Empire say the same has happened to them. Meanwhile, the Musicians Union estimates that UK artists have lost £13.9m in earnings so far from the crisis, while numerous TV shows and films have paused production.

If you are an arts worker, whether salaried, temporary or freelance, we want to hear from you.

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