A new funding package will support workers and organisations in Victoria’s creative industries and help them plan for future reopening.
Victorian Creative Industries Minister Danny Pearson announced a $15 million package to support some of the hardest hit parts of the state’s creative sector.
Individual creative workers and microbusinesses could apply for funding to develop new work, undertake professional development and reach new audiences through a new $5 million round of the Sustaining Creative Workers initiative.
One-off grants of $5000 will be available for creative practitioners, including sole traders and freelancers, and grants of up to $10,000 are available for collectives, microorganisations and businesses.
Up to $10 million will target heavily affected creative organisations including festivals and performing arts companies.
‘‘Our creatives have shown incredible resilience in the face of adversity . . . ,’’ Mr Pearson said.