Earlier this month, the Government announced a £1.57 billion rescue package for the arts, culture and heritage industries to help weather the impact of Coronavirus.
However exactly who this money will go to and how is yet to be announced. It is still unclear whether electronic and dance music sector in the UK will be covered by this. This is really uncertain times for our industry and the people who work within it.
On Thursday 23rd July the entire industry, from artists and promoters to workers & freelancers, venues, festivals, publishers, companies and all associated organisations will come together to urge the Government to take action and save this vital industry, which employs hundreds of thousands of people and contributes millions to the UK economy.
So how can you help? Spread the word and create some noise!
1. SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS #LETUSDANCE
Post your favourite picture from a recent nightclub, festival or event with a note supporting its place within arts and culture. Pre-made social media graphics can be found here. Please use the hashtag #LetUsDance with all posts.
2. EMAIL LETTER TO YOUR LOCAL MP
A draft letter to local MPs will be available via an automated online system for fans, artists and industry professionals to access and send automatically. Access the letter here.
This campaign represents a major moment in the future of our industry – please do give the #LetUsDance campaign your support. Hopefully, by working together we will get the answers we need for us to move forward.