Since 2020, the number of people employed in the core funded arts sector has seen a 25% decrease, whilst freelance and contracted artists in the Northern Irish arts sector has fallen by 27%.
“As creatives from the night time economy continue to receive no financial support for the most recent lockdown, many are now at a critical tipping point.”
Free the Night’s campaign demands change for survival.
Free the Night are asking individuals to support independent creatives and freelancers who work at night by contacting your local MLA now – https://freethenight.eaction.org.uk/takeaction
(Research Source: Arts Council NI Annual Funding Survey, 2021 [Accessed: January, 2022]).