Pandemic Support from Izmir Metropolitan to Street Artists and Musicians

Pandemic support for street artists and musicians from Izmir
Pandemic support for street artists and musicians from Izmir

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality continues to support culture and arts producers who had a hard time during the pandemic. The Metropolitan Municipality started to distribute food parcels and hygiene packages to street artists and musicians who only earn their living from the sector.

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality continues to shoulder the sector workers who suffered victimization in order to continue the culture and art production that was interrupted during the pandemic. The Metropolitan Municipality started to distribute food parcels and hygiene packages to street artists and musicians who only earn their living from the sector. A total of XNUMX food parcels and hygiene packages will be distributed within the scope of the list created with the requests from the association, union and sector representatives.

"We are trying to stay standing"

The first food and hygiene packages were distributed in Kültürpark in front of the Fair Open Air Theater. Speaking in the field of distribution, İzmir Musicians and Artists Association President Murat Vatankoş said that the pandemic period created serious difficulties for musicians and said, “We have not been working since March. There was a stir in the summer, but it was not enough to dress our wounds. We are trying to stay standing. Our only wish is that the pandemic comes to an end and we return to our job. In this process, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality supported it. Today he also gives food aid to musicians ”.

"Musicians will face hunger if it weren't for a metropolitan city"

CHP İzmir Deputy Özcan Purçu, on the other hand, emphasized that Roman citizens who earn their living from the streets and earn daily income during the pandemic process were very impressed and said, “They make a living by making music and selling flowers. Izmir Metropolitan has been meeting their demands since the beginning of the pandemic. He is trying to be a balm for his wounds both with events and organizations and with the support of supplies. The metropolitan municipality provides these services with the understanding of social municipality. However, it is the state and relevant ministries that will bring a radical solution. Without Izmir Metropolitan, musicians would really face starvation in Izmir. To the people of the Metropolitan and Izmir, especially the President Tunç SoyerThank you very much. Izmir is a benevolent, democratic people. We have seen this both in the earthquake and in the pandemic. Thank you a thousand times,” he said.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality organizes digital and mobile events both to support local artists and to bring the people of Izmir together with art. Thus, Metropolitan has supported 198 Roma musicians, 84 street performers and 77 performers so far.

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