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Arts Council releases latest report on arts jobs crisis

Arts Council: Covid-19 arts jobs crisis requires co-ordinated plan

New research shows that unemployment in the arts next year is likely to be far higher than in the rest of the economy, and without a coordinated plan, a quarter of all arts jobs could be lost by the end of 2021.

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 report here: http://www.artscouncil.ie/News/Arts-Council_-Covid-19-arts-jobs-crisis-requires-co-ordinated-plan/

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