The NSW Government has this morning announced a $75 million stimulus package for non-profit and commercial performing arts organisations who have lost income due to the current public health orders in Greater Sydney. This package is intended as a lifeline for artists and organisations who have lost income from ticket sales as a result of the ongoing COVID- 19 Delta variant outbreak throughout NSW.

Stimulus Package Come From Away

“The NSW Government is providing a remarkable shot in the arm to the performing arts and live music sector. We understand the critical role the performing arts and live music sectors play in stimulating the economy and creating jobs,” said Don Harwin, NSW Minister for the Arts.

The funding is part of the $5.1 billion package announced yesterday by the NSW Government to provide much-needed financial support to businesses who are facing hardship because of the outbreak. The arts package will be delivered in two stages. Firstly as immediate support payments to organisations who have had to cancel...