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Lockdown Lowdown is a segment on Tuesday's and Thursdays at 13.40 where EB Inglis brings in experts to chat about various topics that could help us during the national lockdown period.

It's no secret that the lockdown period is a difficult one for freelance creatives such as performers, poets and designers.

Shakirah Dramat, founder of THAT Network joined EB Inglis to share her advice on how to stay financially afloat.

THAT Network aims to bridge the gap between clients and the creative community.

We also run a range of training and development projects and work closely with artists to help them turn their talents into careers.

For people specifically in the creative and artistic space, they've lost an immense amount of work and subsequently income.

We largely operate on a gig by gig basis, which means that creatives don't have insurance, they rarely have solid savings or rainy day plans.

What can be done to help freelance creatives?

I've been seeing a lot of live streams coming to the fore where creatives are now using the internet to create their art, but also share their art. I've seen some artists even starting to charge for these live streams.

We've also seen organisations who are purposefully paying poets or musicians for a live stream to do live streams for their brand because they want to continue to support the creative community,

Listen below for EB Inglis' full interview with THAT Network founder, Shakirah Dramat.

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