NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package

Standing ovation for Ben Wood as KENNY in the 2021 Ensemble Theatre world premiere. Image: Karen Watson

Standing ovation for Ben Wood as KENNY in the 2021 Ensemble Theatre world premiere. Image: Karen Watson

Applications are open for the NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package.

Overview

The aim of this package is to provide urgent financial support to performing arts venues, producers and promoters impacted by the cancellation or postponement of performances resulting from the NSW Government COVID-19 Public Health Orders from 26 June 2021.

The package is also designed to provide certainty to performing arts venues, producers and promoters of what assistance will be available if further COVID-19 Public Health Orders result in further cancellation of performances or restrictions in audience numbers.

Guidelines

Please read the NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package Guidelines before completing your application. The guidelines outline information on eligibility and application requirements, how much funding you can apply for, and how your application will be assessed.

Please note guidelines are current at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

Apply now

To submit your application, you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.

Key dates

Applications open Friday 23 July 2021.

Funding will cover performances impacted by NSW Government Public Health Orders from 26 June 2021 to 30 September 2021.

Accessibility

If you are an applicant with disability, and you require this information in a format which is accessible to you, or if you require this information in another language, you can contact us on the details above between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

The National Relay service numbers are:

  • TTY users: Phone 133 677 then ask for (02) 8289 6520
  • Speak and Listen users: Phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 8289 6520
  • Internet Relay users: Connect to NES then ask for (02) 8289 6520.

What support is available to me?

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package Guidelines before starting your funding application.

Create NSW hosted webinars for the sector prior to the release of the guidelines and applications opening.

We encourage you to watch these webinars for further information:

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the application form, please email sector.support@create.nsw.gov.au

 

Standing ovation for Ben Wood as KENNY in the 2021 Ensemble Theatre world premiere. Image: Karen Watson
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