COVID-19: SOCA made available 500 thousand escudos to help 30 artists deal with the difficulties

Praia, Feb 23 (Inforpress) – The Cabo Verdean Society of Authors (SOCA) made available 500 thousand escudos to support 30 artists, between 2020 and 2021, to deal the difficulties created by the pandemic of the new coronavirus.

The information was forwarded this Monday to Inforpress by the president of this collective management entity, Daniel Spínola, reporting that in 2020 they carried out about 15 music activities, with a view to raising revenues to support artists in “precarious situation”.

“In 2020 we support 20 artists with the amount of almost 300 thousand escudos and this year we already support some artist who due the COVID-19 were without acting and without income”, he said.

With the aim of continuing to support artists, who are not covered within the scope of the right of authors, he reported that framed in the commemoration of the 16th anniversary of SOCA they are promoting the “Integrated Art Week” with a view to celebrate the date and to support these artists.

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