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Arts Sustainability Fund

The Arts Sustainability Fund supports the arts and entertainment sector to continue its activities by providing necessary finance to plan a pathway for recovery from the effects of COVID‑19. Funding will support employment and contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.

The Sustainability Fund will provide ‘last resort’ assistance to significant Australian Government-funded arts organisations that are assessed to be at imminent risk of insolvency as a direct result of COVID-19. Funding is subject to eligibility and independent analysis of the organisation’s financial situation by an external financial assessor.

Before applying, you must read the COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund guidelines. The guidelines include eligibility criteria and information about the application and funding process. The guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be accessed at the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website.

This targeted competitive grant opportunity commences 31 August 2020 and remain open until all funds are allocated or until 31 May 2022, whichever is sooner.