Arts & cultural program

Arts and culture COVID-19 support

Council understands that artists, performers and creatives have been hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions. Now more than ever, it’s important to support our arts and cultural sector. At the Council meeting held on Tuesday 25 March, we endorsed a $2.3 million COVID-19 community support package which included the Arts and Culture sector. The list below will help you to navigate the variety of resources, funding and support which is available and to connect with fellow artists and creative.

Resources, Networking & Help

APRA AMCOS - Advice for live music streaming licensing during COVID-19

Australian Festival Association - Federal and State stimulus and resources

Arts Law Centre of Australia - COVID-19 FAQS for artists

Arts and Creative Industry - Digital support group

Australia Council - Creative Connections webinar series

Australian Music Association - opportunities for workers in the music industry

Centre for Projection Art – online mentorship opportunities

Create NSW - webinars

Creative Plus Business - COVID-19 survival webinars

Diversity Arts Australia

Google - guide for artists to live performance online during COVID-19

Live Music Office - information and support

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance - advice and support

Museums and Galleries of NSW - resources and tips for NSW Museums and Galleries

Music NSW – supporting live music opportunities in Australia

Performing Arts Connections - advice and resources

SIMA - free space and mentorship opportunities

Surveys & Advocacy

Ausdance NSW - survey - petitions & contact lists

I Lost My Gig - quantifying loss of revenue

NAVA COVID-19 Impact Survey

Performing Arts Connections - surveys and information

Sector Networking

Art Tasker - work and skill sharing via Facebook

Australian arts amidst COVID-19

Doctors without babysitters meet artists without work

Freelance Jungle - online social group for creatives

Healthcare parents meet artists with childcare skills

Lean In - performing arts Australia coping with COVID-19

Mental Health Support

Arts Wellbeing Collective

Entertainment Assist - mental health support

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service - 1800 512 348

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Support Act - 1800 959 500 available 24hrs a day

Twilight Concerts 2020 - 10th anniversary

The Twilight Concerts program is a series of six concerts held at Council venues. It forms a mini festival of entertainment which can include music, film, dance and comedy and is carefully programmed to be family friendly. 2020 is the 10th anniversary of the Twilight Concerts so our first concert will be free.

Council celebrated on Friday 13 March from 6pm in the Randwick Community Centre Environment Park, 27 Munda Street, Randwick with a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by our very own Lurline Chamber Orchestra. Everyone brought a picnic blanket and enjoyed a delicious snack or a glass of wine from the In-flight Bar and Diner.

Stay tuned for more performances as they are made available mid 2020.

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