Arts, Culture and Heritage Specific Resources
Federal Government Arts and Entertainment Package – Arts sector to share in $250M COVID-19 relief package comprising new loans and grants.
The Australia Council has announced its first Response Package to support artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations coping with the impact of COVID-19.
Australia Council’s Resilience Fund, opened Friday 3rd April 2020, in light of the impact of COVID-19 on the arts sector.
Reactivate – a practical, user-friendly guide for independent artists and organisations. Outlining how to confidently comply with government guidelines to recommence practice and open doors to welcome audiences, visitors and customers. Complying with the existing requirements of steps 2 and 3 of the Australian Government’s 3-Step Framework for a COVIDSafe Australia.
Reimagine – an industry plan beyond the current step 3. Positioning arts and cultural activity at the heart of the nation’s recovery.
A series of surveys regarding how different artists have been impacted are also available to take part in through the Australia Council website.
Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have partnered to coordinate and support the philanthropic response to COVID-19
Indigenous Languages and Arts program. Supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts activities around Australia.
Business Victoria – $5,000 Grant under the Business Support Fund Expansion Program.
Creative Victoria –Creative Victoria drawing together support information for the creative industries in Victoria.
Arts and Culture Return to Business Guidelines. Helping organisations and venues prepare to safely reopen and return to business.
Multicultural Arts Victoria – Support for Cultural Artists
Regional Arts Victoria provide a list of practical resources for regional Artists.
Living Heritage Program – Supporting the ongoing and sustainable use of our most significant heritage assets.
Working for Victoria Initiative – Helping Victorian jobseekers find work and employers find workers. This includes people who have lost their jobs, or businesses who need more workers due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).Designed to connect workers with new opportunities that will help our community and contribute to Victoria’s ability to respond to the pandemic.
Museums Victoria – Explore a range of resources readily available online from the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum, Geelong’s Heritage Collections, National Wool Museum Interactive Stories, ACMI.
Grants & Funding Opportunities
Creative Victoria – $15 million package of support for Victorian Live Music Venues.
– VicArts Grants:Investing in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria’s artists and smaller arts companies.
Creative Partnerships Australia – Plus1 Dollar for Dollar Match Fundraising Program for small-medium not-for-profit arts organisations.
Regional Arts Victoria – Regional Arts Fund Recovery Boost. Three streams of funding available Relief, Recovery & Renewal.
Australian Council – Art Project Funding opportunity for organisations. Funding a range of activities that deliver benefits to the art sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.
City of Greater Geelong – COVID 19 Community Grants. Designed to fund activities that will help our community adapt to, and recover from, the changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
– COVID 19 Arts, Culture & Heritage Recovery Grants. Supporting the continued ability to create art. There is a total grant pool of $150,000 with individual grants being offered of up to $5,000 per application.
– Creative Communities Grant Program. Two main streams Community Arts & Community Festival Grants.
Learn how to put together a strong funding application through a range of grant writing workshops. Current workshop available: Grant Writing Workshop for Arts, Music & Creative Industries run by Auspicious Arts Projects Inc.
Federal Treasury – Cash Flow. Temporary cash flow payments up to $100,000 are available to keep eligible small to medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit organisations operating, pay rent, electricity and other bills and retain staff.
Support Act – Crisis Relief Grant for music professionals impacts by COVID-19.
National Arts and Disability Awards – Celebrating the work and achievements of both established and young artists, and the significant contribution of artists with disability to the vibrancy of Australian arts.
Online – Business Support: Workshops & Webinars
Small Business’ Victoria – Online Workshops to improve your skills to start, run and grow your business.
Creative Connections – Online Webinar Series.
Arts Action – Online Workshops covering ways for visual artists’ to work together effectively and explore digital communities.
Creative Partnerships Australia – One-on-one coaching and advice: providing expert advice on philanthropy, fundraising and development, and securing investment and partnerships for artists and arts organisations.
Surfcoast Portal – Elevate your practice, your creativity, your wellbeing with Portal’s workshops.
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) – COVID-19 support from IBA and some of the useful links to other resources.
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. COVID-19 Business Webinar – Delivering support and practical advice from experts across the board on a range of business challenges you’re facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An additional list of Online Training Resources.
Creativity Australia: With One Voice – Strengthening communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice.
Creative Victoria – Music Industry Support Package for the development of new work, training, professional and business development, and mentoring for music industry workers.
Victorian Live Music Venues program is a competitive grants program that seeks to support Victoria’s live music venues to respond to the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Music Victoria and Victorian Music Development Office have put together some useful resources for the Victorian music industry.
COVID-19 Guidence Note for Live Music Venues. Helping commercial live music venues navigate their business and operations while running shows during COVID-19 restrictions.
APRA AMCOS – At the home sessions – 3-2-1 Sessions. Three hours, Two songwriters, One song.
Find out more about what APRA AMCOS are doing to support during COVID-19.
Sound of Silence. Australian music industry support campaign.
I Lost My Gig. Many performers, businesses and contractors have lost vital income. I Lost My Gig has tallied up impact results within the Music Industry.
Support Act. Supporting music workers impacted by COVID-19. Caring for live production professionals.
Live Music and Performance Venue Survey. Support campaign.
Diversity Arts Australia. Leading a series of workshops designed to assist music business professionals to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse artists, businesses, communities and audiences.
Lost works for Artists and creatives of colour survey. Help advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) creatives affected by cancellations and postponements in the creative industries.
Online Live Recharge Festival 2020. Supporting Victoria’s creative industries in a free live streaming weekly event.
Music Australia additional resources and opportunities.
Audience Outlook Monitor –First stage Survey Results Revealed. Australia’s largest survey exploring how audiences feel about supporting the arts during and after coronavirus (COVID-19).
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance – Complete the survey about the impact of coronavirus on your work and income in the media, entertainment and arts industries.
Network Theatre Australia – 1000 X 1000: Crisis cash for independent artists in the performing arts who have been significantly affected by COVID-19 in Australia
Geelong Art Centre – Live streamed performances: Where Creativity Meets Home.
Social distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world.
Back to Back Theatre – COVID-19 Resources Library.
Copyright Agency – Create Grants: The Copyright Agency’s Create Grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. The grants provide a living allowance to a writer or a visual artist to write or create a new work for publication or exhibition.
Australian Lending Right Schemes (ELR/PLR) – Australian book publishers or creators—authors, illustrators, editors, translators and compilers—can be compensated for the loss of income through the free multiple use of their work in Australian public and educational lending libraries.
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre – Your Library @Home: A range of educational, informative and entertaining video and audio content, including virtual events, online resources and links to quality information and cultural experiences. Free content suitable for children & families, youth and adults.
Creative Futures Funding for design learning and thinking in schools. Creative Futures (Limited) is nurturing the next generation of artists, designers and design thinkers through its Schools Scholarships and Grants Program.
Platform Arts – Supporting Geelong’s young makers and creators.
Platform Lab offering time, space, mentorship and financial investment for up to four individuals or collectives to undertake new works, research, experiments and collaborations.
ABC Fresh Start Fund – Fund to support the Australian production industry to create Australian content. Costs that can be covered by the fund include a wide range of materials related to pitching concepts such as pitch documents, scripts, animation tests and more.
Screen Australia – COVID-19 Resource Directory.
Mental Wellbeing Resources:
Australian Government National Mental Health Commission – #InThisTogether: Supporting our mental health during Coronavirus.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective – Looking after your mental health during COVID-19.
Australian Entertainment Industry – Mental Health Support. Free Mental Health Support Videos Helping the Australian Entertainment Industry.
Beyond Blue – Mental health support.
Arts Access Victoria: https://www.artsaccess.com.au/
GenU Support for Carers During COVID-19: https://www.genu.org.au/support-services/support-for-carers-during-covid-19/
NAVA Advocacy Toolkit: Helping government understand the need for urgent stimulus. If you’d like to tell the Government what is needed in your sector, here is what yo can do and how to do it.
Department of Health: www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
Prime Minister’s website: www.pm.gov.au/media
The Office for the Arts: www.arts.gov.au/covid-19-update
World Health Organisation: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
There is also an arts focused wellbeing help line available via Support Act.
City of Greater Geelong Response
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