AWPI continues to send financial aid to displaced artist during the COVID-19 pandemic

Umagang Kay Ganda | Various Artists

In light of this pandemic Corona Virus 19, we wish to inform you that the creative industry workers who live from one gig to another, one show to the next ( if they are casted ), one production, one concert, one screenplay, one film to the next ā€“ along with the production crew et. al. have been terribly affected due to the cancellation of many events that started as early as the Taal Volcano eruption and now, the Corona Virus Outbreak and worse the Lock Down.

The current government and business sector’sā€™ support for their employees are laudable. In stark contrast, most of the cultural workers and artists in the creative industry are not under an employer-employee relationship. They do not have 13th month pays, leaves, nor monthly pay slips. Freelance artists have no employer to run to. In behalf of freelance workers in the creative industry, please support our fund raising for freelance artists in the audio visual, entertainment and performing arts so they remain healthy and safe while this virus is still at large.

Your donations go to at least 7,000 creative workers in different disciplines who seek help to get food on the table for their families. The artists and creative workers have always lifted spirits and have given joy and inspiration to the Filipino people, if not pride for the country time and again.

The coming months will be trying and uncertain. We need support for the coming long haul until the virus has been contained and economy can start recovering again ā€“ and in that time, kami po ay handang tumulong sa pagbangon na iyan.

Muli, salamat sa inyong Pagmamahal!
Mabuhay Tayo!
Jenny Bonto 09266165206
Executive Director