Open letter calls for government support for the creative industries
27 April 2020
More than 400 of the UK's leading artists, musicians, creative
figures and industry representatives have signed a letter calling
on the UK Government to release funds to support the creative
industries. They warn that unless more is done the UK could become
"a cultural wasteland" because of the economic damage done during
the Covid-19 outbreak.
Written by Creative Industries Federation (CIF)
and addressed to the Chancellor and Secretary of State for Digital,
Culture, Media and Sport, the letter appeals for urgent funding for
creative organisations and professionals who are "falling through
the gaps of existing government support measures". Signatories
include Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Stephen Fry, Grayson Perry and
You can read the full letter and names of signatories on the CIF website.
See also articles of 27 April 2020 by Lanre Bakare in The Guardian and Isobel Lewis in The Independent.
The letter is part of the CIF campaign #OurWorldWithout calling on government for
urgent funding for the creative industries to help creative
organisations and professionals who are facing particularly