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.
People in the live music and entertainment industries are being severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of jobs have been lost in recent weeks as a result of the cancellation of concerts, festivals, tours and shows. Reported losses across the sector amount to well over $100 million and are rising daily.
Australian Musical Legends Come Together To Support Artists, Crew and Music Workers In Crisis By Performing At The Genre-Bending All-Star Benefit Concert, Support Act Live! on SUNDAY APRIL 5
For release: Wednesday, 19 February 2020: Roadies are amongst the most essential figures in the entertainment world. The reality is, no road crew = no show and it’s with our mates in mind, and thanks to the overwhelming response to the inaugural event in March 2019, Roady4Roadies will return on Sunday, 5 April 2020 expanding from capital cities to regional centres with a total of 13 events taking place around the country.
Support Act members elected three new Music Industry Directors to the Board at their AGM held in November. They are David Albert, Alethea Beetson and Tom Larkin. These new Directors replace Mark Callaghan, Cath Haridy, Keith Potger and Fifa Riccobono, who retired following the completion of their terms.
Like you, all of us at Support Act have been shocked at the scale of devastation unleashed by the current bushfire crisis in Australia. Our hearts go out to all those who have lost loved ones, property, animals and/or livelihoods. Our admiration goes to all those who are fighting the fires and to those who are providing support to affected communities.
I am pleased to advise that this year’s Ausmusic T-Shirt Day was a huge success, raising an unbelievable $260,664. A huge thank you to everyone who set up a team fundraising page, made a donation, rallied their networks, posted their photos to social media, purchased and / or donated proceeds from the sale of t-shirts.