1000 x 1000: Crisis Cash For Artists

EOIs for Crisis Cash are closed. Find out about other places of support here.

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.

This campaign was 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 in theatre, cabaret, comedy, live contemporary performance, etc. 



The fallout of COVID-19 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 are still independent artists who fall through the cracks, whose JobSeeker payments alone won’t be enough to cover all of their essential expenses – if they are even eligible.

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