The #OurWorldWithout Campaign
23 April 2020
The Creative Industries Federation have launched a new campaign calling on government for urgent funding for the creative industries. The #OurWorldWithout campaign is in aid of creative organisations and professionals who are facing particularly challenging times as a result of Covid-19.
With theatres, venues, museums and galleries closing, film shoots being postponed and festivals being cancelled, more than half of creative organisations and individuals have already seen a 100% drop in income. 1 in 7 creative organisations who took part in a recent industry survey believe they can last only until the end of April on existing financial reserves. Only half think their reserves will last beyond June.
With this in mind, the Creative Industries Federation are launching a campaign calling on government for urgent funding for the creative industries to help creative organisations and professionals who are facing particularly challenging times.
The campaign will be in two strands - the first will be a social media campaign calling on people from across the creative industries to join us in celebrating the power of creativity, and showing that a world without culture is no place to be. You can do so by sharing our graphics, or illustrating your own campaign artwork and sharing on your social media channels. More information can be found here.
The second strand of the campaign will take the form of an open letter, which will be published on Monday 27 April. Over 300 people from across the sector, and beyond, have signed so far. If you have not yet signed, but would like to do so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you to our list of signatories.
The Creative Industries Federation has previously brought together leading figures from across the creative sector to campaign for creativity to be at the heart of education, and for self-employed creative professionals to be compensated for loss of work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
They now need your support to ensure that the UK’s brilliant creative sector is protected during this crisis. This is an opportunity to influence government, and to make a huge and important difference to the way that the creative industries are supported at this distressing time.
See more of the campaign images below.