SUPPORT ACT OFFERS CASH GRANTS TO MEMBERS OF THE LIVE PERFORMING ARTS.
Thanks to continued funding support from the Australian Government through The Office for the Arts and in conjunction with Support Act, the grants are available from Monday 23rd August
The continuing lock down has had a devastating effect on the live performance sector. With all venues closed for an indefinite time, many members of the live performing arts are experiencing extreme hardship. To assist with the crisis these cash grants are available to anyone working in the live performing arts who meets the eligibility. Actors, dancers, creatives, technicians and administration are all included among others.
Grants of $2,000 to individuals and $2,700 to families with dependent children.
The grants are not a wage subsidy but a one off payment to assist with putting food on the table, paying rent/mortgage and household bills such as power or communication costs, registering or servicing the car or paying medical, dental or mental health expenses.
If your ability to work or earn an income has been affected by the recent lockdowns and restrictions you can apply for the Covid-19 Crisis Relief Grant. Applying for this grant does not preclude eligible artists from making an application to Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW.
- be an Australian citizen, be a permanent resident or have a valid working visa.
- Prove that you have been working professionally in the performing arts industry for the past three years
- Be primarily practicing as an individual or casual performing arts worker
- Provide names and details of two professional referees
- Have household expenses which are greater than your household income
PERFORMING ARTS WORKERS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SUPPORT INCLUDE
Actors, dancers, performing artists and creatives
Production and technical crew
Management and administration
To check the full list of occupations/titles that are eligible please go to the Support Act web site: Frequently asked questions
GRANTS Available from Monday 23rd August on the SUPPORT ACT web site