The NSW performing arts and live music sector will receive a further $85 million in funding from the NSW Government to provide artists and performers with increased confidence in proceeding with bookings and events.
The $85 million package includes an extension for the Performing Arts Relaunch package and a grant to music charitable organisation, Support Act, to assist individual performing artists. Applications are open to eligible NSW venues, promoters and producers to relaunch performing arts activities.
NSW Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin said the $85 million package includes an $80 million extension to the Performing Arts Relaunch package. “The additional $5 million grant that we are providing to Support Act as part of this package will help to bridge the gap for assistance for those not eligible under other government funds and ensure our state’s artists are not left behind as a result of disruptions caused by the pandemic,” Minister Franklin said.