by The Big Idea
The creative community is exhausted – but there is finally something to ease the pressure being applied by the Delta outbreak of the pandemic.
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has this morning announced “a targeted support package of repriortised funding to protect jobs and incomes in the arts and culture sector.”
It comes to the tune of $37.5 million, sourced from uncommitted funding for 2022/23 from the existing $374 million COVID Arts and Culture recovery programme.
While the full details are still to emerge, this new allocation is broken down into four key areas:
Many of these announcements are future-focused, but the growing and vocal calls from within the industry for urgent support have been heard, it seems.
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