Update regarding COVID-19

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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. 

All the Daisi staff can be contacted as normal via email or via our website so do not hesitate to get in touch.  We will also keep sharing updates and creative learning ideas and opportunities via social media so we look forward to connecting with you there too. 

With every best wish to you all, 

Liz Hill, Director, Daisi