$85 million for performing arts



An additional $80 million of funding was recently announced by the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet as part of the NSW Performing Arts Relaunch Package. 

The program has now been extended to April 2022 to provide further financial support to eligible performing arts venues who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A further $5 million of funding is going to a charity organisation Support Act, which provides crisis relief and mental health support to suffering performing arts workers. 

The $85 million package is on top of $125 million in funding announced in 2021 to support the performing arts and live music sector during the pandemic.

Chief executive of Live Performance Australia, Evelyn Richardson, said the package will benefit the economy and increase the confidence of the sector.

“The arts and entertainment industry are a critical part of rebooting the economy, which has once again been acknowledged by the NSW Government,” she said.

“This package will enable companies to keep shows on stage and people in work and provide much needed business confidence to continue investing.”

Member for North Shore, Felicity Wilson, is urging community members who are in the performing arts industry to check their eligibility and apply for funding. 

If you would like to find out more information or apply, visit the NSW Government website.

Jess Clarke, Journalist, North Shore Living Magazine

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