$75m lifeline for performing arts sector hit by Sydney lockdown

Original article by Linda Morris
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 14-Jul-21

The New South Wales government will allocate $75m from a $5.1bn COVID-19 support package to Sydney’s arts and cultural sector. Live Performance Australia president Richard Evans has welcomed the funding commitment, saying that the state government understands the value of live performance to Sydney’s economy. NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin says not-for-profit and commercial performing arts organisations will be eligible for financial assistance, as will live music venues that have had to cancel shows due to the lockdown. The arts sector supports 118,000 jobs in NSW and contributes $16.4bn to the economy.

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