The Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, has announced the latest support package of $27 million for the arts sector. $7 million is to to be delivered via the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program, $10 million is to be delivered via Regional Arts Fund for the creation of new work and delivery methods, and $10 million in relief to be delivered via Support Act for those affected in the music industry.

This support package is in addition to the expanded JobKeeper payment. Mr Fletcher alleges that “arts sector workers who have lost their income are eligible to receive $550 a week, with a removal of the usual assets test and waiting period.”

The media release can be found here.