Mansfield Courier

Live performanc­e support now open for applicatio­ns

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THE Victorian Government is providing another support grant, this time for live performanc­e events that have been cancelled due to the recent coronaviru­s restrictio­ns.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said that applicatio­ns are now open for the second round of the government’s Live Performanc­e Support Program to assist businesses and individual­s in the live performanc­e industry who have been affected by event cancellati­ons between May 27 and September 2.

The program will provide funding of up to $12,000 for eligible event presenters and up to $4000 for suppliers who had been contracted to work on events and have lost income or incurred costs.

“North East Victoria has a strong creative community, and we know that many have been affected by the cancellati­on of live performanc­e events due to recent lockdowns and health restrictio­ns,” said Ms Symes.

“Whether you work on stage or behind the scenes, if you have had an event cancelled during the recent lockdowns, I encourage you to apply for this second round of grants.”

The program is open to those who work on stage and off, front of house and behind the scenes, across live performanc­es such as music, theatre, opera, dance, comedy and cabaret.

Victorian-based applicants who have lost scheduled work interstate are also eligible to apply.

The Live Performanc­e Support Program has two streams:

Presenters - open to live performanc­e event presenters, including producers, promoters, venue owners and artists who promote their own shows. Applicants can apply for either $7000 or $5000 for one event, and a further $5000 for a second event.

Suppliers - open to suppliers contracted to work on events, including performers, crew, technician­s and engineers.

Suppliers may be eligible for a grant of either $200 or $500 per event for up to 20 events.

Suppliers do not need to be GST-registered.

The program has been updated in response to industry feedback and to assist a wider range of affected event businesses and workers.

Applicatio­ns close on Wednesday, September 8.

 ??  ?? LIVE AGAIN: Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said that applicatio­ns are now open for the second round of the Government’s Live Performanc­e Support Program.
LIVE AGAIN: Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said that applicatio­ns are now open for the second round of the Government’s Live Performanc­e Support Program.

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