A photo shows the main auditorium of the Philharmonie in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.
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Artists who rely on events and public performances will next week have greater certainty on financial aid offered while events are cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking to the parliament’s cultural committee on Thursday Luxembourg culture minister Sam Tanson (déi Gréng) outlined an amendment to draft law 7532, offering repayable financial aid to small and medium-sized enterprises experiencing financial difficulties because of coronavirus. The change would enable self-employed artists and casual entertainment workers to benefit. A vote on the bill is expected next week.
Other support for artists in Luxembourg includes partial unemployment, an increase in daily allowances, and monthly social assistance up to the minimum social wage for qualified persons or subsidies for cancelled projects. Full details on the financial support can be found here.
Artists appear to be impacted by the cancellation of events beyond the forecast three-month period since they are prevented from rehearsing for events beyond the crisis period. Ministers stressed that in some instances, artists will have to cancel events scheduled for the autumn.