$27m Announced for Arts Sector Support During Coronavirus

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The Federal Government has committed $27m in support for the arts sector. The media release from the Minister’s office is here.

The Government is providing:

  • $10 million to help regional artists and organisations develop new work and explore new delivery models. The funding will be delivered through Regional Arts Australia’s Regional Arts Fund. Read RAA’s media release here.
  • $7 million to support Indigenous artists and arts centres. The funding will be delivered under the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program
  • $10 million to Support Act to provide mental health services


We welcome this injection of funds, however clearly it only skims the surface of the amount and type of funding support that is required and we’re not letting up on the pressure to all levels of government. It’s encouraging to see, however, media coverage is expanding beyond the arts silo with the sectors campaign efforts now making it into the Financial Review.

PAC Australia congratulates Ros Abercrombie from Regional Arts Australia for her work representing and advocating for the needs of artists and arts organisations throughout Australia. The $10m for regional arts is an incredible outcome.

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