COVID-19 Support

Newcastle Museum. Image: courtesy the museum.

Newcastle Museum. Image: courtesy the museum.

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the arts, screen and culture sectors in NSW. To minimise the effects of the pandemic, the NSW Government is providing funding and support to practitioners and organisations across the State.

On this page, you will find links to resources on news updates, grants, and financial assistance from the NSW Government and the Australian Government, and a link to our webpage on how to operate safely during COVID-19. You will also find links to other helpful websites and material from a range of other sites, including those concerning mental health and crisis management.

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NSW Government COVID-19 support for arts, screen and culture

To support NSW’s arts, screen and cultural sectors during COVID-19, the NSW Government is providing targeted funding programs, including:

NSW Government COVID-19 economic support for the State

NSW Government has a range of general response measures to help businesses, organisations and individuals.

Federal Government COVID-19 support for arts, screen and culture in Australia

The Australian Government announced a $250 million package on 25 June 2020 to support artists and organisations to get back in business following the disruptions caused by COVID-19. Learn more about the Federal Government’s COVID-19 support for arts, screen and culture in Australia.

COVID-19 safety rules and guidance for arts, screen and culture in NSW

Guidance on NSW Public Health Orders affecting the arts, screen and culture sectors in NSW and how to safely reopen and operate during COVID-19.

Helpful resources

General advice and support

Mental health resources

  • An article on how to cope with COVID-19 from online arts magazine ArtsHub.
  • Support Act is a charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers that impacts their ability to work including mental health resources through their wellbeing helpline.
  • Free mental health webinars for Australian entertainment industry workers from Entertainment Assist.

Crisis management

More information

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Image: Newcastle Museum. Image courtesy the museum.
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