A sector that provided strength and solidarity during the lockdown is now fighting for its survival. 35,000 staff of the events industry were left with little or no means of livelihood.
"We need government support for our industry and we need it immediately," the live events and entertainment sector collectively calls.
Continued and unchanged rates of PUP and EWSS support for artists is the most immediate point of the pre-submission budget that the NCFA is trying to press for, that’s what the NCFA sectoral meeting today revealed.
An allocation of €6 million under two major divisions; Live Performance support scheme and the Music Stimulus Scheme was announced by Minister Martin yesterday.
Fianna Fáil's Niamh Smyth was appointed as the new Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport, and the Gaeltacht last week.