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With so many people in our sector taking a massive hit to their livelihoods in the wake of the Coronavirus, the MusicNSW COVID-19 Resource Register is a hub for resources, support and information to help you navigate this once-in-a-lifetime challenge. They are organised into the following sections:
- Government aid packages;
- Other Government Links;
- Grant Opportunities;
- Information & Education;
- Financial & Legal;
- Campaigns; and
- Job Opportunities
If you come across a really useful resource we may have missed please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know needs extra support, Support Act offers crisis relief services for artists, crew and music workers. You can also call their wellbeing Helpline on 1800 959 500.
Support Act also offer a dedicated Helpline for First Nations artists, crew and music workers, which can be accessed by calling 1800 959 500 (option 3) between 8am – 6pm AEST Monday to Friday.
GOVERNMENT AID PACKAGES
OTHER GOVERNMENT LINKS
HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 INFORMATION
- VACCINE ELIGIBILITY CHECKER – Find out if you can get the vaccine now
- LATEST CASE LOCATIONS – Find the closest locations with reported cases and when they occurred
- COVIDSAFE RESOURCES – Download editable PDFs to promote a safe environment for your business
- SMART TRAVELLER – Travel news and updates
- HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT – Current travel alerts
- COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS (COAG) HEALTH
- HEAD TO HEALTH – Digital mental health resources
- AUSTRALIAN TREASURY – Business and investment info
- WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION – Mass gathering key planning recommendations
- GOVERNMENT OF CANADA – Mass gatherings risk assessment
- NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF HEALTH – Advice for public events
- DHHS – Preparing workplaces for COVID-19
Information & Education
CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
A general COVID-19 information and resource page by GetUp!
COVID-19 OPERATIONAL PLANNING GUIDELINES: COURSE
Online learning modules developed by the World Health Organisation to help countries scale up their COVID-19 preparedness.
FREE EVENT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING, TUTORIALS & WORKSHOPS
A list of all free event tech training being offered during the crisis – skill up while you're locked down.
GUIDE: LIVING WITH WORRY AND ANXIETY AMIDST GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY
Compiled by clinical psychologists, this guide contains psychoeducation about normal and excessive worry, and a selection of practical exercises that you can use to manage worry and maintain well-being. Available here in a number of translations.
Financial & LEGAL
GOVERNMENT AID PACKAGES
If you've lost your job or a substantial part of your income we strongly suggest you commence the process for registering for payments from Centrelink.
Check your eligibility: CLICK HERE
ARTS LAW COVID-19 FAQ FOR ARTISTS
Answers to some of the most common questions Arts Law Centre of Australia has received from artists and arts organisations.
An early intervention mental health program, delivered online and tailored to artist managers.
MUTUAL AID DATABASE
A searchable state-by-state database of informal mutual aid groups
Looking for help? Or keen to lend a hand? #viralkindness is an online hub for the rapidly proliferating community care groups. Powered by GetUp!
FRIENDS OF FUZZY DIRECTORY
A list of resources and ways you can help struggling live events workers and make it through yourself.
SUPPORT FOR GIG PHOTOGRAPHERS
A roll call of some wonderful Sydney & Melbourne gig photographers who you can support through direct print purchases. From Time Out.
CREW NATION: GLOBAL RELIEF FUND FOR LIVE MUSIC CREWS
Live Nation has committed $10 million to supporting touring and venue crews who depend on shows to make a living.
THE SOUND OF SILENCE
A national industry initiative to raise funds for Support Act and CrewCare.
An events initiative established to counter the narrative that meeting places are dangerous in anticipation of the "all clear" from authorities once the threat has passed.
A high-profile, global initiative to help independent record stores during the crisis, encouraging customers to shop online with their favourite record stores.
An online community and job board for employees in the airline, arts, tourism and hospitality industries established by an ex-QANTAS employee.
UN GLOBAL CALLOUT TO CREATIVES
The United Nations (UN) calls on creatives to help translate critical public health messages into work that will engage and inform people across different cultures, languages, communities and platforms. The shortlisted work will reach everyone, everywhere.
Facebook group offering up the transferrable skills of the arts workers for odd-job needs – AirTasker but for the arts community.
DOCTORS WITHOUT BABYSITTERS
A private Facebook group aimed at matching doctors in need of childcare with creatives in need of work.
NSW GOVERNMENT EMERGENCY SUPPLIES REGISTRATION PORTAL
For suppliers to register their capacity to provide critical supplies, raw materials or manufacturing capability to produce critical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis.