As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and government orders to self -isolate, many artists in the STDMA portfolio are, like their industry colleagues, dealing with cancelled contracts, some at very short notice. Despite the attendant uncertainty about the future for their businesses and their income, their approach is calm and professional. Thank you to the venues, festivals and promoters who are meeting their financial obligations under the terms of their contracts, and to some who have gone above and beyond these terms. To the venues, festivals and promoters who have re-booked dates in 2021, I thank you also.
The future is uncertain, but I believe that artistic expression, creative experience and live performance is a fundamental human need. I trust and believe in the artists I work with to come up with the goods, just as they have in the past. They have my 100% full support during this difficult time.
If any presenters have any questions about bookings we have pencilled or confirmed, and especially if we haven’t already been in touch, please do not hesitate to email or to ring me. I will work creatively to find solutions wherever possible.
26 March 2020