As part of the $250 million JobMaker plan, there will be $35 million of funding to support significant arts and culture organisations and infrastructure facing sustainability disruption due to COVID-19 and protects jobs, training and creative experiences for Australians.
This will provide a safety net for established arts organisations that have a current and significant funding relationship with the Australian Government.
It is targeted at important and successful companies, large and small, from across all art forms—including dance, visual arts, Indigenous arts, music, literature and theatre.
This measure addresses the impact on arts and creative industries that have been severely affected by the shutdown of venues and physical distancing measures.
Sustainability funding will be delivered through existing funding agreements, specifically for organisations with an Australia Council current multi-year funding agreement, and other organisations with current and significant funding relationships with the Commonwealth.