Liverpool Artists Coronavirus Fund

My name is Luke Barnes; I'm a writer across the entertainment mediums of Theatre, Film and Television. I am now, thankfully, in a position where I have enough savings to get me through a few months of hardship but this is a recent thing. A few years ago the closing of theatres, productions for film, and the industries that employe creatives when they're not working would have led to me to serious financial hardship.

We are about to enter a turbulant time as freelancers. For many Artists in Theatre, Film and Television we know that we make a living either by performance in front of groups of people, working in rehearsals rooms and on sets with people, or by having another job to help support work. With the oncoming disruption brought to us via the Corona Virus it's important that we bare in mind that many Artists are about to be unable to work due to closers of Theatres, Television and Film production and many industries that employ Artists when they're doing making their Art such as resteraunts, bars, and events.

The idea of this fund is to provide 10 £200 hardship funds for any artists that cannot work during this time. These will be distributed on a first come first served basis and there will be no questions asked. If you need it you can have it and once it's gone it's gone. If we make more additional money in this instance then that will also be made available. The first will be available in a months time when we have a better idea of how it will impact us.

If the demand is high then we will go again and see what we can raise.

Liverpool has always been a city that has stood by it's most vulnerable in times of need; Artists are the back bone of the city and we need to look after them. They already live precariously lives to make this city better and we need to help them not go into poverty because of something out of their control.

Thank you and God Bless,


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