Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan has thrown weight behind Portsmouth Creates’ consultation with the creative sector to hear their concerns at this time of crisis.
Portsmouth Creates, set up last year, is an independent organisation seeking to increase cultural investment by connecting, enabling and championing culture in the city.
Backing the organisation, Stephen Morgan MP is urging people to participate in a short survey and to share views on practice, business and operations amid Covid-19. This will inform Portsmouth’s response to the ‘Call for Evidence’ from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) ‘Enquiry into the impact of Covid-19.
Stephen Morgan MP said:“Portsmouth is regarded as a culture hub not just within our region but nationally. Our city boasts world class festivals, outstanding food outlets, multiple theatres and internationally renowned museums.
As stark warnings are issued that the arts and culture could be most at risk during Covid-19, the work of organisations like Portsmouth Creates CIC becomes even more important.
It is vital that we get behind them in their efforts. I urge Portsmouth people to spare a few moments to help inform discussion on culture in our city.”
Amid the Covid-19 the Portsmouth South representative has been lobbying hard for PAYE freelancers and taking concerns to Government on behalf of local cultural institutions, submitting written questions and raising matters with the Culture Secretary.
You can do your bit too, stand up for Portsmouth’s creative community here www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QWBMDK2. Please submit your response by Friday 29 May 2020 so that your views can be included.