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...Read More
The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.
Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.
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 by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.
So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.
Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.
Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.
River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.
HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.
The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.
PAC Australia and Culture Counts have released an Impact Survey to assess the extent and true nature of COVID-19's impact on our industry. This survey is for everyone – not just venues/presenters. Data we receive through these means enables us to argue the case for more, critical...Read More
TO The Hon Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Regional Development Thursday 26 March 2020 Dear Prime Minister, At this most debilitating time in Australia’s cultural life, our creative, cultural and entertainment industries require urgent support to ensure that jobs and infrastructure survive...Read More
PAC Australia says government funding must come now to save the arts sector. The call comes further to the Meeting of Cultural Ministers yesterday which failed to make an assistance package available. PAC Australia Executive Director Katherine Connor said, “Arts organisations are major employers and drivers...Read More
On Thursday March 19 a Meeting of Cultural Ministers took place to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian arts sector. The resulting communiqué can be found online here. Unfortunately, no specific funding package has yet been confirmed for the arts sector. We remain in contact...Read More
Performing Arts Connections Australia today said performing arts centres across the country are dealing with the prospect of ongoing, long-term shutdowns, with the extension of the ban on events and gatherings across the country. PAC Australia Executive Director Katherine Connor says that today’s ban on indoor...Read More
Published 9.00am AEST Tuesday, 17th March 2020 Australian Tax Office support measures The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced it will implement a series of administrative measures to assist Australians experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Options available to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 include: ...Read More
Published 9.00am AEST Tuesday, 17th March 2020 Information available so far from states in response to the bans on mass gatherings: NSW The New South Wales Public Health (COVID-19 Public Events) Order 2020 directs that a person must not hold a public event at which there...Read More
Perth Concert Hall had the unenviable position of being the first venue in our network to have a patron with confirmed COVID-19. We asked their general mananger Brendon Ellmer to share their response to the situation for the information of all members. Note that, until...Read More
VENUES, WE NEED SOME INFORMATION. PAC Australia are urgently requesting venues across the country provide initial data to inform the sector-wide call to government for emergency funding. We promise it's a very short survey, asking for estimated data only. The responses to this survey will also allow the industry to track...Read More