Classical Notes: Musicians scramble to save their livelihoods from ravages of Covid crisis

The government has been accused of mustering an inadequate response to the coronavirus in the shape of its €1 million Arts Council fund

19th April, 2020
Classical Notes: Musicians scramble to save their livelihoods from ravages of Covid crisis
Irish National Opera‘s Madama Butterfly

The reaction to the government’s supports for the performing arts and culture sector has been largely negative since they were announced a few weeks ago. The main criticism is regarding support of freelance artists and solo performers, who fall outside the strict guideline set by the Arts Council for special aid for loss of their livelihoods due to Covid-19.

The pressure group, National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA), says that during...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Classical Notes: Choral group kickstarts its comeback on Shared Ground

Music Dick O'Riordan 5 days ago

Album reviews; Sleater-Kinney, Garbage and Marina

Music Tony Clayton-Lea 5 days ago

Rhythm Nation: Willy Vlautin picks the playlist

Music Andrew Lynch 5 days ago

Sinéad O’Connor: a woman of substance

Music Nadine O’Regan 6 days ago