The federal government has announced the recipients of further monies from the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, with $20 million to be shared amongst 63 organisations across the country.

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Amongst the recipients of this latest round of funding are LimelightArtist of the Yearnominees Melbourne Digital Concert Hall and Katie Noonan with her new group AVÉ – Australian Vocal Ensemble. Other recipients include Melbourne Fringe, contemporary dance company Chunky Move, Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea program and the Generations in Jazz festival in Adelaide.

Minister for the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said that this funding is aimed at ensuring arts organisations are ready to go once we are allowed to return to performance venues.

“This latest $20 million of funding is creating a pathway to recovery that will support nearly 23,000 jobs in more than 560 locations, more than half of which are located in regional and remote Australia,” Fletcher said.

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