Support Act Offers Crisis Support to Musicians and Crew

The COVID-19 pandemic has created intense financial hardship for music workers throughout the country.

Many were the first to lose their jobs and their income, and our sector could well be the last to recover.

With funding from the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts, Support Act has expanded its services to offer Crisis Relief grants to musicians, crew and music workers who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

To be eligible, you must:

· be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
· prove that you have been working in the music industry for five years
· provide names and details of two professional referees
· have household expenses which are greater than your household income.

There is no deadline to apply, however, we encourage anyone experiencing hardship to submit an application as soon as possible.

Our social workers aim to process applications within 21 days of receipt, but delays may be experienced from time to time due to high demand.

If you, or someone you know, would like to apply for a Support Act COVID-19 Crisis Relief grant, please visit the Get Help page on our website.

Best wishes,

The Support Act Team