NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package
Applications are open for the NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package.
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.
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.
To submit your application, you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.
Applications open Friday 23 July 2021.
Funding will cover performances impacted by NSW Government Public Health Orders from 26 June 2021 to 18 September 2021.
For support that covers eligible performances for 19 September to 30 April 2022, view the Guidelines for the Performing Arts Relaunch Package.
Applications close Monday 9 May 2022.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package Guidelines before starting your funding application.
For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 below between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
- Telephone: (02) 8289 6520
- Email: email@example.com
- Or contact the Arts Funding team directly.
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?
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:
- Create Connects: NSW COVID-support package for the live music sector
- Create Connects: NSW COVID-support package for the performing arts sector
A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available.