Music Venue Trust requests emergency funding to help grassroots gig venues survive closure during pandemic
News: 31st March 2020 by Stef Loukes under Live
With over 550 gig venues under threat of permanent closure as they will not survive the shutdown period due to COVID-19, the Music Venue Trust have called upon the music industry, the cultural sector and the UK's most successful musicians to join forces and contribute to an emergency fund to ensure these grassroots venues can re-open their doors again.
To put into context the loss of 550 UK gig venues, the Music Venue Trust also translates this into "...potential permanent loss of over 5,000 jobs, over 100,000 concerts, over 300,000 performances by musicians, and over 1 million temporary employment opportunities for gig economy workers." A huge and devastating blow to the UK's emerging music scene.
The launch of the Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Fund will provide the Music Venue Trust will the finances required to prevent closures, and respond to the individual needs of struggling gig venues. Check out the links below for more details...
Music Venue Trust creates Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Fund