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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