Support Act are delighted to welcome an additional $20 million in funding, announced by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts today, to assist music industry and performing arts workers who are struggling due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest round of funding will allow Support Act to continue to bring much-needed relief to those in the music industry who have lost work, gigs and their livelihoods due to the ongoing lockdowns and restrictions.
Support Act COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants (formerly known as MusicKeeper / CrewKeeper) are valued at $2,000 for individuals and $2,700 for families with dependent children. The grants are available to anyone working professionally in music or the performing arts, provided they meet a set criteria.
To date, Support Act has processed 4,506 crisis relief grants to artists, artist managers, crew and music workers for a total value of $10.9m.
The COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grant online application form, as well as other help and resources including video testimonials from our current service users, can be found on the Support Act website – supportact.org.au.
If you need someone to speak to, please call the free, 24/7 Wellbeing Helpline, Manager Support Hotline or First Nations Support Line on 1800 959 500.