COVID-19 Resources

Regional Arts WA

COVID-19 Resources

Currently we are experiencing a change in our social and economic landscape that is directly impacting our arts sector. As an organisation we are committed to providing you with support during this time.

Content is being added to this page as we receive new information, check back regularly for updated advice and resources.

Last updated Wednesday 9 September 2021.

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Current COVID-19 Grants Available

For information about initiatives being provided by federal and state/territory governments in response to COVID-19, we recommend reading the Australia Council for the Arts Guide to government COVID-19 assistance for the arts 2021.

For more WA grants information relating to COVID-19:

  • Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, for organisations with activities impacted by constrained financing as a consequence of COVID-19. Closes 31 December 2021 or when all funding allocated.
  • Artist Relief Fund WA, for individuals experiencing hardship who are needing to apply for financial assistance. Open year-round.
  • Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program, for artist-in-residence projects that engage communities and are delivered in partnership with artists and either a local government authority, local school, or community group. Collaboration category closes 23 September. Residency category open year-round.
  • Getting the Show back on the Road+, supporting a percentage of box office loss in the situation where there has been a negative impact due to COVID-19 for the presentation of performing arts and live music events. Closes 17 February 2022.

Other grants available through:

Curious about other States and sector funding opportunities? Please check out the Funding Centre.

Online Learning and Webinars

Regional Arts WA hosts regular Regional Online Chats and has coordinated a calendar in an effort to collate the vast amount of webinars and workshops available online. This calendar is filled with learning opportunities across the state and nationally, please see links below:

Trying to get yourself online? Check out some of these tips and guides:

Surveys, Advocacy and Frameworks

Survey results:

Specific COVID-19 information

Regional Arts WA joins the arts sector supporting the national campaign, Vax the Nation. This national joint effort encourages Australians to get vaccinated and help end the constant interruptions facing arts, creative and cultural activities and events since last year.  We encourage our own Western Australian regional arts sector to access resources and advice offered by Vax The Nation.

For more information about COVID-19 and how it is impacting the arts in Australia, we recommend reading the Australia Council for the Arts COVID-19 information page.

Other useful sources of information include:

Recovery resources:

What to do if your staff member has COVID-19

Online Creative Activities

Resources you may find useful include:

Wellbeing Resources

There are some free services available specifically for the arts, culture and entertainment sector:

There is also other crisis support services available, they are incredibly important and helpful.

The World Health Organisation guides for Coping with Stress[PDF] and Helping Children Cope with Stress[PDF] that may assist you during this time.

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