Australia Council calls for your input on COVID’s impact – ArtsHub

With the release of the discussion paper Re-Imagine: What Next? the Australia Council looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the arts sector and ask: where to from here?

The paper aims to start conversation and seeks input from artists and arts organisations across Australia. To achieve this, throughout September and October 2020 the Australia Council will hold a series of online town hall discussions to spark debate.


A range of focus groups will also …

Show goes on at Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival pandemic style – ABC News

The crowd sat in allocated spaces in their friendship or family groups. No-one was allowed to dance and it was BYO, so there was no chance of people congregating at the bar.

Key points: No dancing, no bar, and social distancing were some of the rules of the new-look Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest The festival director says he’s relieved the event went ahead after months of planning during the COVID-19 pandemic Music lovers…

Identifying COVID-19 vulnerabilities: beyond the economy – Croakey

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating health, social and economic impacts and exacerbated the inequities that already exist within our community.

A new report, developed by ACOSS in partnership with the COSS Network, has found that many community organisations are struggling to meet the additional pressures created by the pandemic, including a doubling of unemployment and a rise in serious mental health issues, as well as a reduction in fundraising, drops in JobKeeper amounts, …