Support for the Creative Sector – COVID-19 Resources

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diversity arts – advocacy support

Diversity Arts is closely following the situation in Australia and government advice in response to COVID-19. As we continue our work to support culturally diverse artists and promote increased diversity in the arts, please share your experiences in our Lost Work for Artists and Creatives of Colour survey. Read about the results so far here.

We have received over 200 responses with results continually shared to build a stronger case to advocate for assistance. Additional ways to connect with us in 2020:

  • Promoting digital – We are expanding our capacity to host digital meetings, workshops and discussions. Stay tuned to our social media channels for new dates as we reschedule events to be hosted online over the next 6 months. 
  • Advocating – Diversity Arts is collaborating with our colleagues in the sector to make the case for artists, especially CaLD artists who we know are already underrepresented, to be included in the next government stimulus package.
  • Stay connected from home – Through this period, you can continue to contact all staff as usual via email as our teams are working from home.

ARTIST SUPPORT – creative sector

Keep an eye out for updates!

National

ACT

QLD

NSW

NT

SA

  • The COVID-19 Arts Grants support art making, creative development and professional development across all art forms. They are open to independent artists and smaller organisations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 resources pages at Music SA and City of Adelaide for additional grant information.

VIC

  • The Victorian Government has announced a $16.8 million support package to help Victoria’s small to medium and independent creative sector.
  • The City of Melbourne has released $2 million in grants for artists and creative organisations impacted by the COVID-19 virus to assist them during this challenging time.
  • The Victorian Government has launched the $500 million Business Support Fund to help small businesses survive the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep people in work.
  • Visit Creative VIC’s Creative industries Q&A – Coronavirus (COVID-19) for updates.

TAS

  • As part of Arts Tasmania‘s new stimulus package, they will deliver funding of $1.5 million and introduce operational measures of over $2 million to support the individuals and organisations leading Tasmania’s cultural sector. Find their grants here
  • Tasmanian premier announces $3 million package for temporary visa holders and migrant workers.

WA


SOLIDARITY AND SECTOR SUPPORT

ONLINE LEARNING AND REMOTE WORKING PLATFORMS AND RESOURCES

COVID-19 INFORMATION