Ashrow Talent Management provide professional actors to the East Midlands and the UK
Covid - 19 and the arts...
The global lock down of Spring / Summer 2020 has had a devastating impact on the arts that will be felt long into 2021 – particularly for live entertainment.
Our priority has been to support our existing clients during this time both professionally and mentally and we are immensely proud of the work they have collectively undertaken.
We have continued to recruit in areas that we feel we could strengthen and have tried to support 2020 graduates as best we can. In our opinion the biggest challenge facing recent graduates is that for the most part entire client lists became unemployed over the space of just a few weeks. We know that some agencies have expanded and signed large numbers of often very similar graduates across this period but we feel that would not be in the best interest of new or existing clients alike and are aiming for a more measured recruitment as we move towards the 2021 graduates.
As of August 2020 the main areas of work that have resumed are screen focused and the hit rate of our clients for such work has been very encouraging. A number of our clients have major projects in the pipeline across all disciplines which we look forward to announcing in due course and this body of work continues to build week on week.
We hope that government intervention to support live entertainment makes its way through to institutions and practitioners urgently and that live performance can resume on a large scale as soon as it is possible to do so safely.