One of the outcomes of the Big Gathering was to draft a letter to MLAs and share widely. A version of the attached has gone to all MLAs yesterday and already referenced in Assembly (Paul Givan).
The letter recognises that the COVID crisis has impacted industries and individuals across Northern Ireland and many thousands of people face an uncertain future. However, the Arts and Culture sector is facing very real pressure and without urgent and significant financial intervention many venues and organisations will close, jobs will be lost, career paths blocked off for young people and the cumulative impact will be the end of the arts in Northern Ireland.
Please please add, adapt, use and share the letter as you see fit with any political contacts you have. Make sure to input your own experience and how Covid-19 has affected YOU!