COVID-19 SUPPORT: DONATE 1 HOUR OF YOUR WAGE
In March we closed our doors and suspended all membership payments from our studio artists. The financial impact of COVID-19 on our studios is immense and we stand to lose at least 50% of our income in 2020. This means that we will struggle to pay bills, cover basis running costs and to pay wages of cultural workers. The knock on effect of this is that we will struggle to support our artists.
WE LOVE OUR JOBS BUT WE NEED SOME HELP!
Our studio is home to over 70 amazing artists, numerous art collectives, activist and community groups who need access to affordable studio space in the city. We want to help all of them return safely to the studio over time. We are planning to reopen from August, but in order to keep our member artists as safe as possible we will not be operating at the same capacity as we were in Feb, and we won’t be for the foreseeable future. We are centering the needs of our members and facilitating their safe return with a phased approach, when they are able to. To this end our income will be drastically reduced as we will not be charging fees from members who are unable to return for sometime for either health reasons or economic reasons. We need some support to help us through this period of transition to help us keep our heads above water.
If you can afford to*, you like our work, and support what we do, please consider donating 1 hour of your wage per month, to help us cover basic running costs in the coming months.
2. Make a once of donation here. Any amount big or small will go a long way! [link here]
If you can’t afford to donate but do support us, please share among your friends and social networks.
The A4 Team <3 <3 <3
*Ireland’s living wage in 2019 was €12.30 per hour. The yearly salary equivalent is approx €25.2K.
If you work full time and your wage is €12.30 per hour or more please consider donating.