The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.


Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

Federal Government Announces Arts Sector Recovery Package

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The federal government have finally announced their package for arts sector recovery in the wake of COVID-19.

This package will include:

  • $75 million: Seed Investment to Reactivate Productions and Tours – competitive grant funding in 2020-21 to provide capital to help production and event businesses to put on new festivals, concerts, tours and events. Grants will range from $75,000 through to $2 million
  • $35 million: Supporting Sustainability of Sector-Significant Organisations – to provide direct support to Commonwealth-funded arts and culture organisations facing threats to financial viability
  • $90 million: Show Starter Loans – concessional loans to assist businesses to fund new productions and events that stimulate job creation and economic activity. To be delivered through commercial banks, backed by a 100 per cent Commonwealth guarantee
  • $50 million: Kick-starting Local Screen Production– a Temporary Interruption Fund to support local film and television producers secure finance and start production
  • Establishment of a Creative Economy Taskforce – a ministerial taskforce to partner with the Government and the Australia Council to implement the JobMaker plan for the creative economy.

The work of all peak performing arts organisations must be recognised for their advocacy work to date, including AMPAG, TNA, SSI, Blakdance, Ausdance, and Regional Arts Australia, but in particular Live Performance Australia who led the development of the package.

Read the full media release here.