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Published on April 7th, 2020 | by Stevie Lennox

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Artists’ Union of Ireland Issues Letter of Support to Irish Artists

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The recently formed Artists’ Union of Ireland has issued a letter detailing a chain of support to any and all Irish artists currently facing issues due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, which reads as follows:

Fellow artists,

We are a group of 15 artists from various disciplines who are setting up a trade union for artists in Ireland. In light of the current crisis, we would like to offer support to artists who are dealing with issues such as:

  • Cancelled gigs
  • Late or unpaid fees
  • Paying rehearsal space rent
We would also like to speak to self-employed musicians who have experienced issues with being enrolled on the PAYE system, and musicians who are experiencing difficulties with the COVID-19 Unemployment Payment. Confidential support is available at artistunionofireland@gmail.com. Sending solidarity to all in these challenging times.

Artists’ Union of Ireland.

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