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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Cuba maintains salary support for its artists before Covid-19



Havana, Apr 11.- While the international debate on measures to support the artistic movement, Cuba ratifies the support for its creators, despite the situation imposed by the new coronavirus.

In a press release, the Island's Ministry of Culture assures that the Cuban Institute of Music and the National Council of Performing Arts, two of the institutions attached to the entity, will offer salary support to all members of their respective catalogs.

The note explains that they will be favored by this provision "both those belonging to the subsidized artistic units, as well as those that operate under a commercial regime and that the current social isolation regulations prevent them from exercising their work."

This decision implies basic salary coverage starting in April (to be collected at the beginning of May) and will be articulated through the usual payment mechanisms of provincial and national centers, councils and companies, the document refers.

In a context where artists and their works have become a cure, stimulus, calm and hope, measures like this demonstrate the Government's support for its creators and the recognition of their work in times of crisis, where Culture is vital to continue promoting the society.

Since the first regulations around the prevention of Covid-19 and the closure of institutions in the sector were announced, creators from all over the world have dumped their work on digital platforms for free as a way to continue promoting their talent and accompany people in this time of crisis. (PL) (Collage: Archive)