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Life Modeling During Covid Crisis - Update

Dear models and artists
First of all a HUGE thank you to those who have continued to support us during these difficult times. You have no idea how appreciated it is and how much it means to us. Thank you so much! Also, thank you to all those who have taken the time to write in and tell me what you are going through, how you are being affected and what you are doing about it. After a very hard initial few months, there seems to be a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. Schools and educational institutes are certainly readying themselves and putting measures in place to start again in September. Also, a lot of artists and photographers are taking the opportunity, during summer, to run outdoor sessions. Make the most of it - and anyone who isn't - please at least consider it. Life models don't have to be nude, they just have to be present! Now that restrictions have eased a little,  some small indoor classes are taking place, with suitable safety precautions in place, of course…

Life Modelling During the Coronavirus Crisis

I know many models are struggling and wondering what will happen to life modelling jobs. First of all, if any of you are having issues with tutors or artists about not being paid for work you have been booked for, please let me know. I'll do what i can to help. Artists are in the same boat, don't forget. The arts  industry is being decimated by this awful virus.
One piece of long awaited good news is that the self employed will now receive 80% of their earning averaged over the last 3 years. There are basic details here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme?fbclid=IwAR0sq-i3tQ9Cs57ESpnOjp3T6ea4r2nDoC5h_zkdqC09sgt1JkbFiCMN4hg#how-to-apply and you should all also be emailed by HMRC. Basically, it's saying we can't apply yet and they will let us know when we can. Can you please let me know if this will help you and what you are doing meanwhile. I know many of you have other jobs, but I'm imagi…

Coronavirus and the arts

Dear models and artists
The arts industry faces its biggest ever challenge and i know a lot of us are worried sick. We're hoping an announcement might be made soon about help for the self employed during the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile, many artists are turning to Skype and Zoom sessions which are working very well, so PLEASE consider doing this. Be kind, stay safe.
Rachel