1000 x 1000: Crisis Cash For Artists

A one-off emergency payment to support INDEPENDENT ARTISTS / PRODUCTION CREW / PRODUCERS 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 independents 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.

Please note that this campaign is set up to support those working in a theatrical and contemporary performance context, and does not support musicians (who can be supported through Support Act) or visual artists (who can be supported by NAVA’s Artists’ Benevolent Fund), unless working as a composer / sound designer, set  and visual designer, etc in theatre, cabaret, comedy, live contemporary performance etc. 



“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.