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Art sector lights up red for thousands of jobs at risk

National News // June 23, 2020

Last night, theatres, concert halls and opera houses lit up in red across the country as the arts sector warns thousands of jobs are threatened due to the coronavirus. 

Unsplash Art sector lights up red for thousands of jobs at risk

More than 800 venues took part in the ‘Night of Light’ – including the Jet d’Eau in Geneva. 

Arts associations say culture makes up 10% of the economy, mainly by small and medium sized companies, employing 275,000 people.

According to the Federal Office of Culture, those figures are similar to banking and tourism. 



 

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