The coronavirus crisis has decimated income streams for many working in the arts and culture sector, particularly freelancers and independent contractors. Many of government’s relief packages exclude workers in this sector and even those that do include them, require tax certificates and other bureaucratic means testing for them to qualify. Other social sectors have campaigned for a Universal Basic Income Grant to reduce poverty and to provide some economic security to each individual. Should artists join the campaign for a Basic Income Grant?
Interim Steering committee member, North West: Im4theArts.
Actress and filmmaker.
Chairperson of the South African Guild of Actors (SAGA)
Actor, Director, Singer, Composer and Scriptwriter.
Dr Vishwas Satgar
Associate Professor of International Relations, Wits University and co-founder of the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign.
Wednesday 10 June from 19h00 – 20h30 live on the Im4theArts Facebook Group