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Stark impact of Covid on arts revealed

Survey shows 99% of ticket sales slashed and 25% drop in employment

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Adam Turkington said that ‘people don’t think of art as work’. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

Adam Turkington said that ‘people don’t think of art as work’. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

Adam Turkington said that ‘people don’t think of art as work’. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

The stark impact of the pandemic on Northern Ireland’s arts sector has been laid bare in a new report.

Ticket sales for 2020/21 were almost wiped out as they plummeted by 99% and employment levels in the arts sector drop by a quarter.


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