Arts & Entertainment

Australia Council Resilience Fund

Adrian Collette. Photo: Simon Bernhardt

The Australian arts community is suffer through an unprecedented challenge following the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to assist the Australia Council has made the decision to suspend many of their previous investment programs and instead filter all support through a new program known as the Resilience Fund.

“The Resilience Fund has been created to provide immediate relief to Australian artists, arts workers and arts organisations and support their livelihoods, practice and operations,” said CEO Adrian Collette.

This new program sees approximately $5 million worth of funding being redirected across three key areas; Survive, Adapt, Create.

  • Survive – small grants for individuals, groups and organisations to offset or recoup financial losses due to cancelled activity.
  • Adapt – grants for individuals, groups and organisations to adapt their practice and explore new operating models.
  • Create – grants for individuals, groups and organisations to continue to create artistic work and develop creative responses in a time of disruption.

Any support received via the Resilience Fund can be combined with relief offered by other arts funding agencies, government departments, support services and philanthropy.

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