The second batch of funding from the $35 million COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund has been granted to four of Australia's leading Arts organisations severely disrupted by COVID-19.
The Wheeler Centre, Belvoir Theatre Company, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and the Queensland Ballet are the latest recipients of the Fund, and will collectively receive more than $4 million to support their continued operations and recovery from the pandemic.
These organisations are key employers of local artists and art workers, the training ground of Australia's upcoming performing artists, and the leading presenters of high-quality work to audiences across Australia, which is why this funding is considered appropriate and essential.
This funding brings the total pool of allocated funds to more than $13 million to date, reflecting the Government's significant investment in supporting the arts and cultural sector in continuing its activities, and rebuilding from this period of severe disruption.
Applications for the COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund are still open and will close on 31 May 2021 (5:00pm AEST), subject to allocation of funds.
Eligible applicants must demonstrate their suitability for funding against specific criteria outlined in the Program Guidelines and provide the necessary financial documentation for assessment.