COVID-19 relief for the arts and culture industry


To support our artists and arts workers adversely affected by the latest COVID-19 restrictions across Greater Darwin and Alice Springs, the Northern Territory (NT) Government has announced a $150,000 support package for the arts and culture industry.

The Arts and Culture 2021 COVID Interruption Support will provide urgent relief to assist artists, arts workers and organisations impacted by the lockdown measures, especially during the Territory’s peak visitor and festival season.

The program supports the livelihoods, practice and operations of NT artists and arts workers to recoup money lost due to cancelled events and activities.

This includes the cancellation of Darwin Fringe Festival events, theatre productions, live music gigs and arts and cultural workshops.

Up to $1000 is available for individuals and $4000 for organisations to assist with income or fees lost from cancelled work such as presentations, tours, workshops, travel and venue hire.

Applications will be open from midday Monday 5 July via Grants NT, and close 2pm Monday 2 August 2021. Grant guidelines are also available on the Grants NT website.

This is just one of the NT Government’s initiatives to support Territorians through the lockdown period.

In addition to supporting the arts and culture sector, Territory Families, Housing and Communities has been implementing initiatives to support people living with disability and experiencing homelessness.

COVID Interruption Support Grants

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