As part of PlayRight+’s social actions, PlayRight created a system of aid for the loss of income of its members due to the health crisis. The emergency fund was established in March 2020 and was reserved for artists who are affiliated with PlayRight.
Since the summer of 2021, the health measures have been gradually relaxed; the number of requests related to the cancellation of contracts has steadily decreased. In September 2021, the Board of Directors decided to suspend the PlayRight+ emergency fund after 18 months of activity.
In a year and a half, we distributed over 237,000€ of emergency support to our artists whose activities were (partially) cancelled. Almost 1000 artists received a boost by our emergency fund.
Part of the remaining budget will be allocated to the Fonds Norma Joossens. The balance will be set aside in case new health restrictions would be imposed that would affect the artists.