$85 million to bolster performing arts and live music

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, Acquist: City of Newcastle New Annual Launch. Image: Bryce Walker

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, Acquist: City of Newcastle New Annual Launch. Image: Bryce Walker.

The NSW performing arts and live music sector will be further supported with $85 million in NSW Government funding to provide artists and performers with increased confidence to take their place on centre stage and help kick-start the state’s economy.

The $85 million package includes an extension for the Performing Arts Relaunch package and a grant to music charitable organisation, Support Act, to assist individual performing artists.

The arts are crucial to helping communities across NSW heal, unite, and inspire as well as being essential to our state’s economic recovery. This package will enable companies to keep shows on stage and people in work and provide much needed business confidence to continue investing.

The $85 million package is on top of $125 million in funding announced in 2021 to support the performing arts and live music sector. Applications for the Performing Arts Relaunch package are open to eligible NSW venues, promoters and producers to relaunch performing arts activities.

For more information, including guidelines and to apply for funding, please click here. Applications for the Performing Arts Relaunch package are open until 30 April 2022.

Image: Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, Acquist: City of Newcastle New Annual Launch. Image: Bryce Walker.
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Published: 1 February 2022