Eighty two leading arts and entertainment organisations across Australia will share in $40 million funding, in the latest support from the Government to restart the sector from the impact of COVID-19.

2 August 2021

Australia's arts and entertainment sector has received a major boost today, with 82 leading organisations across the country set to share in $40 million, under the fourth batch of grants from the Australian Government's $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

Funded projects include:

  • Bluesfest—to reignite the festival with an all Australian line-up following consecutive COVID-19 cancellations in 2020 and 2021
  • The Adelaide Fringe—to support venues and artists to present COVID-safe experiences, creating significant employment opportunities for artists, creative workers and other allied industries.
  • The Lorne Sculpture Biennale— to deliver engaging Australian and international sculpture. The Lorne foreshore will become a showcase for the exhibition of outdoor sculpture.
  • TEG LIVE Summer Series—to bring two major music icons, KISS and Keith Urban, to perform their world class concert tours for Australian audiences, creating jobs for Australian cast and crew.

The latest funding will flow immediately and support more than 56,000 employment opportunities across the country, and will rejuvenate the arts and entertainment sector, following the widespread disruption to organisations during the pandemic.

The full list of Batch Four recipients can be found on our Funding and Support webpage.

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