Emergency fund for performers

PlayRight+ launches an emergency fund to support its members during the coronavirus pandemic.

PlayRight’s board of directors has decided to create an emergency fund for its affiliated performers who are facing significant financial difficulties as we battle the coronavirus. The purpose of this fund is to partially compensate for the loss of income of activities as a performer caused by the pandemic.

PlayRight makes available a total amount of 360.000€ and each member fulfilling the conditions may request a support. These amount to a maximum of 250 € / month and can be requested for the months March, April, May, June, July and August 2020. We hope that for some this support can make a difference to get through this crisis.

You can find the rules for this aid-application on these pages (Dutch and French only):

WHO CAN SUBMIT A REQUEST?

To apply and benefit from this emergency fund, you must meet all of the following conditions and send us the completed form (see below):

  • You were affiliated with PlayRight (or have requested affiliation) on March 14th 2020 at the latest,
  • You have taken part in at least three recordings. These recordings must have been declared to PlayRight before you submit a request for support (to declare your recordings, log in to your online portal),
  • During the month for which you are requesting a support, one or more assignments as a performing artist in Belgium were cancelled due to COVID-19: recording projects (studio, short film, feature film, TV production, dubbing, postsynchronisation), concerts, theater, dance – circus or variety shows. We ask you to provide proof of all cancellations,
  • Between March and August 2020, you are not bound to an employer by an employment contract covering at least the entire period in question, including civil servants, teachers, etc.,
  • For the month for which you request a support, you do not benefit from a replacement income provided by a public authority (a pension, a full unemployment benefit or a transition allowance for the self-employed), which exceeds:
    – 1.342,12€ gross/month for cohabitants with family responsibilities
    – 1.099,54€ gross/month for singles
    – 1.062,36€ gross/month for cohabitants without family responsibilities

Please submit your request:

  • Deadline March: Sunday 19 April 2020
  • Deadline April: Sunday 10 May 2020
  • Deadline May: Sunday 14 June 2020
  • Deadline June: Sunday 12 July 2020
  • Deadline July: Sunday 16 August 2020
  • Deadline August: Sunday 13 September 2020

Once your request has been submitted, PlayRight will process it. In the case we need more documents to complete your file, our team will contact you.

All applications will be treated with the utmost discretion. The processing of personal data is done in accordance with the Belgian law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy. PlayRight does not communicate, assign or transfer to any third party your personal data. See our privacy policy.

How is the PlayRight+ emergency fund financed?

Belgian collective management organisations may use up to 10% of the rights they collect in Belgium for social, cultural or educational purposes. 

For 2020, the Board of Directors already allocated 3% of the remunerations collected in Belgium to the operation of PlayRight+. Due to the crisis caused by the coronavirus and its consequences regarding the income of our artists, the Board of Directors has decided to allocate 2% extra to PlayRight+ to finance this emergency fund.

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