Arts Centre Melbourne is working with industry charities to support arts workers
20.03.2020

Arts Centre Melbourne is working with industry charities to support arts workers

The Melbourne cultural hub will also be live streaming performances while its doors remain closed.

The creative industries are flailing as a result of bans on non-essential gatherings and to ensure the coronavirus crisis doesn’t mean the end for the arts, Arts Centre Melbourne has highlighted the best places to put your money if you’re looking to lend some support.

Arts Centre Melbourne has outlined three industry charities supporting the wellbeing of those within the arts sector as well as offering financial aid to those impacted by coronavirus-related closures and cancellations.

“From independent artists and small companies through to large organisations like Arts Centre Melbourne, everyone is affected,” said Arts Centre Melbourne in a statement.

“Our own temporary closure has affected the lives of hundreds of artists, technical production, box office, front of house, production and associated support staff, who depend on a vibrant and fully functioning Arts Centre Melbourne. And the livelihoods of many others across the industry are at stake. Now they need our support.”

How we act now will define the future of the creative industries and during these desperate times, Arts Centre Melbourne has asked patrons to donate the amount of any refunded tickets to cancelled shows or simply make a tax-deductible donation to Arts Wellbeing Collective, Victorian Actors’ Benevolent Fund, or Support Act.

The Melbourne cultural hub has also announced it will be live streaming performances while its doors remain closed, launching on Monday March 23 with a broadcast of Morning Melodies: Exposing Edith. 

For more information, head to the Arts Centre Melbourne website.