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The coronavirus pandemic is a significant disaster across the globe. It is also changing day by day. Arts Mid North Coast will endeavour to deliver up to date information on actions directly impacting artist’s livelihoods plus positive ways we can be creative. These will be posted daily through our website and social media. However significant articles or information will also be updated in this section of SmartART but please note these are for guidance only and may not be based on the most current situation.

Some useful information for artists:

Arts Law Centre Information Sheet covering cancelled events, contracts and insurance. March 17 2020

NAVA (National Association for Visual Arts) covering Government support for sole traders March 23 2020

Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council for the Arts Resilience Fund, providing emergency relief to support the livelihoods, practice and operations of Australian artists, groups and organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Create NSW
Create NSW Covid-19 information including Small Project Grants $500 – $5,000 now open.

Creative Partnerships Australia
Matched funding programs including Plus1 for small to medium not-for-profit arts organisations and MATCH lab for independent artists and groups.

Copyright Agency
Funding support for online projects featuring Australian writers, Australian writer’s festivals, individual writers, visual artists and creative organisations.

Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW
Provides compassionate and confidential support, to help entertainment professionals throughout NSW maintain their health, dignity and ability to work.

Artists Benevolent Fund
Provides modest but useful one-off financial assistance to Australian visual artists in crisis as a result of emergencies.

Australian Government Treasury
Federal Government measures to provide hardship support information for individuals and businesses.

Australian Tax Office
Covid-19 support available for Individual, Business and Not for Profits.

Support Act 
Crisis relief for musicians, crew and music industry workers that are unable to access Government assistance.

The Arts Wellbeing Collective
The Arts Wellbeing Collective brings together the expertise of mental and allied health professionals with industry insights from our members to co-design resources and services that support positive mental health for people working in the performing arts.


Ways to stay creative: Isolation Creation Mid North Coast. We have gathered all the online initiatives from our creative community on the Mid North Coast during these difficult times.

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