To all our partners, communities, stakeholders and supporters, we hope you are keeping safe and well in these unprecedented times.
The Daisi staff moved to homeworking on Tuesday 17th March in-line with government guidance. We are currently focusing on securing our live projects, ensuring that everyone involved is clear about postponement arrangements, and that in particular the needs of the young people and of the freelance artists with whom we partner are of paramount importance in any arrangement. We thank our funders for being so quick to offer guidance and flexibility to help this process. As most of our work takes place in settings such as schools and youth centres which are now closed, and at events, all our face to face delivery has stopped.
Despite the truly desperate world conditions that we are experiencing together, we are as ever overwhelmed by the sheer can-do attitude of our many contacts and friends in the arts, cultural, education, social care, health and community sectors. There is an absolute wave of proactivity going on to think creatively and so very quickly to get alternatives up and running to support the beneficiaries of our charities and those in most need. We too are working on this, as well as on our action plans for how we will set up our activities again when we all come out of this, alongside continuing to work on the plans we had in train for new future programmes.
Please note that Daisi is using the government’s job retention scheme with effect from 8 April 2020 which means that some members of staff will be furloughed for a minimum of 3 weeks at a time, and potentially up to 3 months. If you wish to contact us during this time you can use the firstname.lastname@example.org email address which will be monitored by any staff who are working. If you are trying to contact a particular member of staff, please bear with us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
With every best wish to you all,
Liz Hill, Director, Daisi