‘2020 was meant to be my year’: How COVID-19 is affecting performers


Like many others, the arts industry has been hit by coronavirus – and hit hard.

Lockdown cancelled thousands of events and put jobs put at risk, and continuing restrictions mean there’s little hope of a return to the way things were before.

We speak to emerging performers from across the arts to find out how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their careers – and what their hopes are for the future of the industry.

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