The shutdown of gigs, music festivals and live performances worldwide has had a devastating impact on Australian performing artists with their income being reduced to zero almost overnight.
Support Act is a charity which delivers crisis relief services to musicians, artists, technicians, sound engineers, roadies, and other support workers in the live performance industry who have lost employment or are experiencing financial hardship.
The additional funding is part of a targeted federal government support package for the arts, enabling Support Act to provide immediate assistance through direct crisis relief payments and the expansion of its existing Wellbeing Helpline to support the broader arts sector.
The relief package complements existing whole-of-economy support and assistance measures already in place for the arts sector.
Applications for this funding are now open. Further information can be found on the Support Act website.