For release – Thursday, 19 November 2020: It’s just one more sleep until your favourite music artists, music workers and music fans join together to shine a light on the needs of musicians, crew and industry workers by wearing their hearts on their sleeves, and their favourite music T-shirts, for Support Act’s Ausmusic T-Shirt Day.
For release – Monday, 12 October 2020: To say that 2020 has been a difficult year for the Australian Music and Arts industries doesn’t even begin to touch the sides of what industry workers have faced, and continue to face, during the pandemic. For many, it’s been a complete wipe out!
For release – Wednesday, 21 October 2020: Grammy nominated and ARIA Award-winning artist Brendon Love, bassist for The Teskey Brothers, has been announced as an inaugural Mental Health Advocate for Support Act, the Australian music industry’s official charity, to shine a light on mental health challenges and where people who work in music can seek help.
The Board of Support Act is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably experienced people to be considered for appointment to the Board of Directors.
(3 September 2020): Support Act is pleased to announce the establishment of the First Nations Dedicated Support Line, a free and confidential service specifically catered to First Nations music and arts workers who are concerned about any aspect of their mental health and wellbeing.
(12 August 2020): Support Act is pleased to announce the appointment of Cerisa Grant as the music charity’s First Nations Community Engagement / Social Worker.
Sydney, 11 June 2020 – NETFLIX and SUPPORT ACT have announced the creation of a new COVID-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help the hardest hit workers in the television and film industry due to the production shutdowns caused by COVID-19 across all of Australia.
The Association of Artist Managers (AAM), Australia’s peak body for artist managers, and Support Act, Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief and mental health and wellbeing services to artists, crew and music workers, are proud and excited to announce details of Gimme Shelter 2020/21.
For release – Tuesday, 19 May 2020: Support Act is delighted to announce that its Wellbeing Helpline has been expanded beyond the music and theatre industries to now incorporate all artists and arts workers across Australia.
For release: Thursday, 9 April 2020: The Board, management and staff of Support Act have today welcomed the $10 million funding package announced by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP.