The National Campaign for the Arts has said that almost 90% of its members are living with financial insecurity, with arts organisations reporting losses of 2.9 million euro per month since March.

In a pre budget submission, the group said that government support has helped artists and arts organisations survive the immediate impact of Covid 19 but that it's essential this support be maintained and increased next year to help the sector make a full recovery.

The NCFA, which is a grassroots organisation has called for a number of measures to be implemented including support through the PUP and EWSS until mass gatherings can take place again, increased funding to the Arts Council and Culture Ireland, and insurance reform, including a state insurance scheme for the arts and culture sector in receipt of state funding. 

The full submission can be read here