Limp Bizkit at Download Festival 2018 by Anthony Smith
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Below information was taken from Julian Leeser MP facebook page:
I know that people working in the arts sector have been hit hard by COVID-19. I have been talking to the PM Treasurer and Minister Paul Fletcher about the need to support people working in the arts in my community.
I’m pleased that the Government has announced that grants will be available to eligible arts organisations, companies and promoters to fund new events, activities and productions.
The $75 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund will provide grants of between $75,000 and $2 million to help restart activities such as festivals, concerts, tours and events.
This will allow the arts sector to reactivate, re-imagine and create new cultural experiences, including innovative operating and digital delivery models. It will also help keep artists, performers, roadies, front of house staff and all those who work behind the scenes employed.
The Government also released guidelines for the $35 million Arts Sustainability Fund to provide direct financial assistance to support Commonwealth-funded arts and culture organisations.
Applications are open from 31 August, and will be considered on a rolling process.
To find out more visit www.arts.gov.au/covid-19-
The COVID-19 Creative Economy Support Package comprises:
- Seed Investment to Reactivate Productions and Tours—$75 million in competitive grant funding in 2020–21 through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund. This program will provide capital to help production and event businesses to put on new festivals, concerts, tours and events as social distancing restrictions ease, including through innovative operating and digital delivery models. Grants of varying sizes will be available, from $75,000 through to $2 million. More information on this funding opportunity is provided below.
- Show Starter Loans—$90 million in concessional loans to assist creative economy businesses to fund new productions and events that stimulate job creation and economic activity. The loans program will complement the RISE Fund and will be delivered through commercial banks, backed by a 100 per cent Commonwealth guarantee.
- Kick-starting Local Screen Production—$50 million for Screen Australia for a Temporary Interruption Fund that will support local film and television producers to secure finance and start filming again, which will support thousands of jobs in the sector. Filming of new productions has largely been halted as insurers are not providing coverage for COVID-19.
- Supporting Sustainability of Sector-Significant Organisations—$35 million to provide direct financial assistance to support significant Commonwealth-funded arts and culture organisations facing threats to their viability due to COVID-19, which may include organisations in fields including theatre, dance, circus, music and other fields. The Government will partner with the Australia Council to deliver this funding. More information on this funding opportunity is provided below.
- Creative Economy Taskforce—establishment of a ministerial taskforce to partner with the Government and the Australia Council to implement the JobMaker plan for the creative economy.
Following the successful development of guidelines to safely reopen our National Collecting Institutions and the world-class COVID-Safe Guidelines developed by the Australian Screen Sector Task Force to support and assist the screen production sector, the Government is also working through the National Cabinet to develop a broader roadmap to reopen for the arts and entertainment sector to protect the public and workers. The Prime Minister will seek National Cabinet endorsement of national live entertainment reopening protocols.
The guidance for the concessional loans program is currently being developed and will be released as soon as practicable once the agreed processes relating to spending public money are in place.