COVID-19 RESOURCE REGISTER - MusicNSW
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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:

 

 

If you come across a really useful resource we may have missed please let us know at info@musicnsw.com

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 Well-being Helpline on 1800 959 500.

 

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TEMPLATE LETTER TO YOUR MP

 

A template letter from I Lost My Gig Australia to send to your State and Federal MPs showing your support for the proposed bailout package

CONTACT:

 

 

GOVERNMENT AID PACKAGES

EXPLAINERS:

  • Whole package breakdown, The Guardian: CLICK HERE
  • Coronavirus Centrelink supplement payment info, ABC News: CLICK HERE
  • Second stimulus package: What You Need To Know (from the VMDO): CLICK HERE
  • Income support for INDIVIDUALS: FACT SHEET HERE
  • Support for BUSINESS: INFO HERE

 

 

 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 INFORMATION

NSW-specific coronavirus advice as well as information from the Federal Health Department. FederalNSW 
 
 
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
 

 

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Register for MusicNSW Grant Application One-on-Ones HERE.

 

CITY OF SYDNEY

Quick Response Grants

  • Who: Individuals, sole traders, unincorporated community groups, not-for-profit and for-profit orgs.
  • How much: between $2K and $5K
  • Closes: Ongoing

 

CREATE NSW

Small Project Grants 

  • Who: Artists and arts and cultural workers
  • How much: between $500 to $5K
  • Closes: 30 June 2020

Creative Koori Digital Initiative

  • Who: NSW Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations
  • How much: between $500 and $10K
  • Closes: 19 May 2020

Digitise Initiative

  • Who: Arts and cultural organisations in NSW
  • How much: between $500 and $10K
  • Closes: 19 May 2020

Health and Wellbeing Initiative

  • Who: Individual artists, arts and cultural and medical/health organisations in NSW
  • How much: between $500 and $10K
  • Closes: 19 May 2020

Regenerate Regional Event Initiative

  • Who: Arts and cultural organisations in regional NSW
  • How much: up to $10K
  • Closes: 19 May 2020

 

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

Survive Grants

  • Who: Individuals, groups and orgs.
  • How much: Individuals and groups up to $2K, orgs up to $5K
  • Closes: Ongoing

Adapt Grants

  • Who: Individuals, groups and orgs.
  • How much: Individuals and groups up to $10K, orgs up to $20K
  • Closes: Ongoing

Create Grants

  • Who: Individuals, groups and orgs.
  • How much: Individuals and groups up to $10K, orgs up to $20K
  • Closes: Ongoing

 

ABC

Australian Music Fund

  • Who: Independent Australian artists and musicians
  • How much: TBC
  • Closes: 12 June 2020

triple J Unearthed Level Up Grants

  • Who: Independent Australian  musicians
  • How much: 15 grants of $7,000
  • Closes: 7 June 2020

 

Information & Education

 

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

A general COVID-19 information and resource page by GetUp!

CLICK HERE

 

COVID-19 OPERATIONAL PLANNING GUIDELINES: COURSE

Online learning modules developed by the World Health Organisation to help countries scale up their COVID-19 preparedness.

CLICK HERE

 

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.

CLICK HERE

 

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.

CLICK HERE

 

THE AT HOME SESSIONS

Online opportunities to collaborate, network and upskill thanks to APRA AMCOS

CLICK HERE 

 

 

GOVERNMENT AID PACKAGES

Explainers:

  • Whole package breakdown, The Guardian: CLICK HERE
  • JobSeeker vs JobKeeper - which one is right for you: OVERVIEW HERE
  • Coronavirus Centrelink supplement payment info, ABC News: CLICK HERE
  • Second stimulus package: What You Need To Know (from the VMDO): CLICK HERE
  • Income support for INDIVIDUALS: FACT SHEET HERE
  • Support for BUSINESS: INFO HERE

 

CENTRELINK

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

Tips for applying for JobSeeker + JobKeeper: 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.

CLICK HERE

 

COVID-19 FUNDING AND ASSISTANCE FOR CREATIVES

A comprehensive overview with eligibility information of the various funding sources and assistance available to musicians and other creatives from APRA AMCOS. 

CLICK HERE 

 

ASK AN ACCOUNTANT: APRA AMCOS

Creative industries accountants help explain the most recent government stimulus packages and how they might be relevant to APRA AMCOS members.

CLICK HERE

 

APRA AMCOS LIVE PERFORMANCE REPORTS: EARLY PAYMENTS

APRA AMCOS is calling for early reporting so that live performance royalties can be paid out in May rather than November.

CLICK HERE

 

COMMUNITY



MUTUAL AID DATABASE

A searchable state-by-state database of informal mutual aid groups

CLICK HERE 

 

VIRAL KINDNESS

Looking for help? Or keen to lend a hand? #viralkindness is an online hub for the rapidly proliferating community care groups. Powered by GetUp!

CLICK HERE

 

HELPFUL NEIGHBOURS

Geographically organised P2P register of help needed and help available.

CLICK HERE

 

FRIENDS OF FUZZY DIRECTORY

A list of resources and ways you can help struggling live events workers and make it through yourself.

CLICK HERE

 

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.

CLICK HERE

 

CAMPAIGNS



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.

CLICK HERE



THE SOUND OF SILENCE

A national industry initiative to raise funds for Support Act and CrewCare.

CLICK HERE

 

SUPPORTING EVENTS

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.

CLICK HERE



#LOVERECORDSTORES

A high-profile, global initiative to help independent record stores during the crisis, encouraging customers to shop online with their favourite record stores.

CLICK HERE



JOB OPPORTUNITIES



PROJECT DISPLACED

An online community and job board for employees in the airline, arts, tourism and hospitality industries established by an ex-QANTAS employee.

CLICK HERE



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.

CLICK HERE



ARTSTASKER

Facebook group offering up the transferrable skills of the arts workers for odd-job needs – AirTasker but for the arts community.

CLICK HERE



DOCTORS WITHOUT BABYSITTERS

A private Facebook group aimed at matching doctors in need of childcare with creatives in need of work.

CLICK HERE



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.

CLICK HERE