MUSICKEEPER AND CREWKEEPER GRANTS
In response to the additional funding announced by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts on 25 March, Support Act has announced a new category of crisis relief funding called “MusicKeeper” and “CrewKeeper”.
These one off cash grants of $2,000 ($2,700 for families with dependent children) will not replace JobKeeper, which wound up on 28 March, but are intended to cushion the blow for artists, crew and music workers from all genres who remain largely unable to earn income due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions designed to protect public health.
Anyone in need of financial support, and meets our current criteria, is strongly encouraged to apply for these grants via the link below. (Please note, if you have already received a Crisis Relief Grant you will be re-invited to apply after 6 months).
Episode 7 of Tune Ups Out Now
Sahara Herald, Tour Director of Frontier Touring features in our last instalment of Tune Ups by Support Act. Tune Ups, is a high impact, intimate and revealing video series on mental health featuring some Australia’s biggest current and emerging music industry heroes.
REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES
We know that some people find it difficult to ask for help. So we invited some of our service users to share their experiences with you. Click on the link to learn more. You can also meet some of our social workers by visiting the COVID-19 page under Get Help.
FIRST NATIONS DEDICATED SUPPORT LINE
Support Act is pleased to facilitate a culturally safe experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, crew and music workers through the establishment of the Support Act First Nations Dedicated Support Line.
HOW CAN I HELP?
If you would like to make an individual or company donation, please visit our donate page. A recurring monthly or annual donation is a great way to ensure your ongoing support. All donations are tax deductible.
There are many ways to fundraise: hold an event (when conditions allow); donate a percentage of sales from products, services or merchandise; or set up a donation page on social media for your birthday or other special occasion. Please make sure you register with us first.
Help A Mate provides an opportunity to raise money for an artist, roadie or music worker who is in need or suffering hardship or distress. This could be through a dedicated appeal or a fundraising event. Find out more.
If you would like to leave Support Act a gift in your Will or should you decide to include Support Act as a beneficiary, we provide more information here. You can also call our CEO Clive Miller on 1300 731 303.
Music workers are a proud and resilient bunch, and some can be reluctant to seek help, even though they might be in financial distress or just need to talk to someone about their wellbeing. If you know someone who needs our help, please encourage them to contact us.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Whether you want to learn how to give or get help, look after your own own wellbeing or hear how others in the music community have overcome challenges, this is for you.