The New South Wales Government has announced that it will provide a $75 million stimulus package for the performing arts and live music sector.
The package will be delivered in two stages:- Immediate support to provide relief to eligible organisations who are staging performances during the period covered by the Public Health Orders, and funding is to be made available to support eligible organisations to reschedule performances once it is safe for restrictions to ease.
The package is intended to assist performing arts organisations and live music venues to continue paying staff and performers, and provide support for loss of box office venue where shows were shut down by the Public Health Orders.
This will be especially vital, as for the time being, live performance venues will be operating at 75% capacity.
The two images are from the show ‘Come From Away’ which has only just started playing to current Public Health Orders in Sydney after the long lockdown.