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Oct 15 2020

Covid-19 arts jobs crisis requires co-ordinated plan

Unemployment in the arts next year is likely to be far higher than in the rest of the economy, and without a co-ordinated plan a quarter of all arts jobs could be lost by the end of 2021, new research shows.

Publishing an update of an Employment and Economic Impact Assessment by global consultants EY, the Arts Council said the arts could act as a ‘civic force field’ during the crisis and should be at the heart of Ireland’s recovery strategy.

The state agency for funding and developing the arts said it remained committed to protecting jobs and livelihoods across the sector to ensure sorely needed access to the arts for the public in 2021 and beyond.

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Read the full article on the Arts Council website.