PiPA calls for performing arts organisations and the government to consider the medium term needs and risks posed to parents and carers in the sector’s workforce.

Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) is highlighting the current developments connected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that directly affects parents and carers in the performing arts.  

Those who are freelance or contractors and look after ill, disabled or elderly loved ones or have small children will be confronted with loss of income and employment if self-isolation is required, or if events, shows and concerts are cancelled, but also if new guidance advises that schools must close. 

The loss of income and livelihood is heightened particularly among those on freelance and fixed term or zero hours contracts, many of which will contain the ‘Force majeure’ clause, meaning there will be no liability to the employer if they cancel jobs. There is a very real risk of parents and carers seeing their income cut in the short and medium term, either due to cancelled contracts, self isolation or  increased child and eldercare requirements. This has the likelihood to have a devastating knock on effect to those who are already vulnerable, such as single parents, sole carers and those on low income, who due to their employment status are not eligible for parental leave or sick pay.

PiPA urges all performing arts organisations to think in the medium term and facilitate flexible and remote working, as well as support freelancers during cancellation and deploy further resources. PiPA is encouraged that the recent budget stated the government will consider how to provide appropriate support to self-employed parents, but in light of coronavirus, this need is heightened and urgent.

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12 Jun 2024 | Press release

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06 Jun 2024 | Press release

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06 Jun 2024 | Press release

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06 Jun 2024 | Press release

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06 Jun 2024 | Press release

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06 Jun 2024 | Press release

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12 Jun 2024

  • European artists generated €1.5bn of Spotify payouts in 2023 (see Reports)

  • MMF report reveals earnings breakdown for artist managers (see Reports)

11 Jun 2024

  • Report released on the notion of artist success in the modern music industry (see Reports)

10 Jun 2024

  • How 'Swiftonomics' is impacting the music industry (see Analysis)

07 Jun 2024

  • TV channels once championed music. Why have they given up so completely? (see Comment)

  • Rising streaming subscription prices are likely to lead to a rebundling of services (see Comment)

06 Jun 2024

  • What role does geography play in people’s relationship to music? (see Analysis)

  • The state of the attention economy: why don’t fan-first platforms work? (see Analysis)

05 Jun 2024

  • Why isn’t the government helping artists tour the US? (see Features)

04 Jun 2024

  • Hipgnosis Songs Fund turned out to be worth more than a lot of people thought (see Analysis)

03 Jun 2024

  • Songs as cultural moments (and why TikTok trends are so appealing) (see Comment)

  • Daniel Ek clarifies his "cost of creating content being close to zero" comment (see Digital)

  • Can Taylor Swift make a difference for struggling musicians and new artists? (see Features)

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    31 May 2024

    • A billion dollars is probably the wrong price for Queen’s songbook (see Analysis)

    • Daniel Ek angers musicians following claims “the cost of creating content” is “close to zero” (see Digital)