Opera Australia will receive additional support through the Sustainability Fund.

27 July 2021

The world-renowned opera company is one of the largest employers in the Australian arts sector, and has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns.

Opera Australia will receive more than $4 million through the Sustainability Fund.

The opera company received over $1 million under Batch 3 of the Fund and this additional funding will help Opera Australia support its employees and plan future productions.

The Arts Sustainability Fund supports the arts and entertainment sector by providing necessary finance to plan for recovery from COVID 19 disruptions.

The funding will contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.

Almost $15 million remains in the Sustainability Fund, which is still open and accepting applications.