1000 x 1000: Crisis Cash For Artists

A one-off emergency payment to support INDEPENDENT ARTISTS IN THE PERFORMING ARTS who have been significantly affected by COVID-19 in Australia and who do not have access to a financial safety net. We seek to ensure artists are able to continue their practice while dealing with the day to day impacts of COVID-19 on their lives. Applications for Support Open Now.



“The fallout of COVID19 is hitting everyone hard, but artists are exceptionally vulnerable.”

Whilst there has been a range of government and non-government finance and support initiatives, there will still be independent artists who fall through the cracks and where JobSeeker payments alone won’t be enough to cover all of their essential expenses, if indeed they are even eligible.

Our Champion Companies, led by Theatre Network Australia and facilitated by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund have set this campaign up to provide emergency financial relief to artists in need.

SO HERE IS THE GOAL:  We need 1000 donors, to each contribute $1000 = allowing us to support 1000 artists!

Creative Partnerships Australia (CPA) will waive the usual 5% fee so that 100% of donations will be distributed to artists in need.