COVID-19 survival package for Canberra artists

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Canberra artists and creatives who have lost their income and ability to maintain their arts practice as a result of COVID-19 are the latest to receive a survival package from the ACT Government.

Gordon Ramsay said this new funding is being made available as soon as possible

The Government announced ‘Homefront’ on 24 March, which provides funding of up to $10,000 per artist to support arts development and the sustainability of their arts practices over the next six to nine months. A total of $500,000 has been made available.

Minister for the Arts, Creative Industries and Cultural Events, Gordon Ramsay, said this new funding is being made available as soon as possible, subject to a streamlined assessment process.

“For artists, the process to apply for funding will be similar to the up to $5,000 funding rounds that the Government administers throughout the year,” Mr Ramsay said.

“This new program is designed to save as many local jobs as possible as our community and economy adjusts to this difficult and changing environment.”

Applications will open on 30 March and close on 17 April 5pm. Announcements on successful recipients are expected to be made around 1 May.

Further information on funding is available at www.arts.act.gov.au

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