2022 COVID EMERGENCY APPEAL
After a brutal two years, the latest wave of Omicron infections is once again resulting in festivals, gigs and events being cancelled or postponed.
Since the start of the pandemic, Support Act has allocated more than 15,000 Crisis Relief Grants to music and live performing arts workers valued at more than $35 million, thanks in large part to the financial support received from the Australian Government.
But those funds have now been expended and we urgently need your support to help meet the current demand.
FIND SOME HEADSPACE
We’re partnering with global meditation and mindfulness leader, Headspace, and providing 3 months of free* access to Headspace’s app. Headspace and Support act are working together to provide you with the necessary tools to manage stress and anxiety, and build mental resilience as we prepare to rebuild our Australian music and creative industries.
This is a special subscription for Support Act’s community to learn how to meditate and be mindful.
Try Headspace for 3 months using code SUPPORTACT
* Offer ends 31st December 2022. After your 90-day free trial, the subscription renews automatically at $69.99 USD for an annual subscription to Headspace. You can cancel at anytime. This offer is for new and existing free Headspace users only.
HELP A MATE: SAMMY BUTCHER
Sammy Butcher is one of the founders of the famous Warumpi Band, a pioneer of Desert Surf Guitar, senior Elder and leader of his community in Papunya.
Following a series of strokes, which has impacted his ability to be mobile and to walk. As an Elder in his community, Sammy is heavily relied upon and needs to be able to get to places such a sorry business, Alice Springs (which is three hours from Papunya), the homes of family members who need his support, and most importantly he needs to get to his hospital visits for regular check-ups around his stroke.
Sammy is in desperate need of a car to do all the above and more. He needs your support in raising funds to help him buy a decent car.
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.