COVID-19 resources for regional artists and arts workers

Regional Arts WA

COVID-19 resources for regional artists and arts workers

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 Monday 30 March 2020 3.59pm


 

 

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Staying Creative

Resources you may find useful  include:

Staying Connected

Even as we practice social distancing, it’s important to stay connected to your peers in the arts sector. Keeping in touch reduces the burden on everyone, and lets us support each other wherever possible. We recommend checking in on:

 

Work Opportunities

Looking for job opportunities? Some listings below:

Other information, you might be interested in:

Online Learning and Webinars

Some opportunities to consider:

  • Creative Connections, online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors delivered by Australia Council for the Arts
  • McKinsey & Company is offering a complimentary series of webinars with local and global experts who will share insights on leadership practices

Working From Home Resources

Resources you may find useful  include:

Templates and guides that may support you working from home:

Governance and Finance Resources

A range of support for eligible arts organisations and not-for-profits for payments of up to $100,000 is available now, for more info see below:

Governance resources to support your organisation:

Specific COVID-19 resources you may find useful  include:

Events Cancellation Advice

Resources you may find useful  include:

Surveys and Advocacy

If you are an artist or arts worker effected by COVID-19, please complete the below surveys. They are designed to capture the full impact of COVID-19 to our sector and also provide a tool for our state and national peak bodies to ensure the arts sector is not forgotten in any relief packages.

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) is organising a mass social media appeal to Federal Minister for the Arts Paul Fletcher. You can find out more about that here.

Live Performance Australia is urging all artists and arts workers to record a short message and let the government know about the impact which shutdowns are having on the sector. Upload your message on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and hashtag #livesupport. Feel free to also tag @RegionalArtsWA so we can amplify your message.

 

A huge thanks to everyone who spent time writing to local members and responding to surveys last week. As a result, on 22 March the stimulus package announced included support for creative and cultural businesses and not-for-profits as well as increased support to many casuals and sole traders in the cultural and creative sector who lost income. Read more about the package here.

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  and Helping Children Cope with Stress that may assist you during this time.

Arts Hubs has a great article for artists homeschooling kids.

Specific COVID-19 information

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:

Resources for the CALD community:

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