Revive National Cultural Policy
We warmly welcome the announcement from the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, the Hon Tony Burke MP and the Australian Government today that it will provide $1 million per annum to support our crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing, and First Nations programs.
Guide to Sexual Misconduct, Bullying and Discrimination
In response to the unacceptable levels of harassment, bullying and discrimination in the Australian music industry, we’ve compiled the Support Act Guide to Sexual Misconduct, Bullying and Discrimination.
The guide is a checkpoint for individuals affected by sexual harm, harassment, bullying and discrimination in the course of their work in the music industry.
Over 65 individuals and companies have now signed the Minimum Standards for a Mentally Healthy Music Industry. They seek to encourage action to protect, respond, and promote the positive aspects of work that contribute to good mental health.
Make it your New Year’s resolution to get your company on board and help contribute to positive culture change in our industry.
Make a Bequest
Start this year with a resolution to make sure you have a current Will.
We’ve partnered with leading Australian online will-writing platform Gathered Here to offer you a free, legally binding will to get you started. It’s simple and takes just 10 mins to complete.
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.