Creative and cultural industries
New dates have been set for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) that will now be held June 6-16, 2024. The announcement by The Pacific Community (SPC), as the custodian of FestPAC, and Hawaiʻi, the host, follows a decision by the SPC’s Council of Pacific Arts and Culture (CPAC) that was based on Pacific-wide health, economic, and security concerns stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The NSW Government through Create NSW is supporting 70 recipients with more than $650,000 funding as part of initiatives specifically targeted to the small to medium sized arts and cultural sector impacted by COVID-19.
A live literature experience, a public realm print exhibition, and a nature-based design project are amongst 68 projects across Scotland that have received a total of £1.6million from The National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, to reimagine work and create new opportunities during COVID-19.
Thousands of jobs across Australia’s arts industry will be backed with a new $250 million targeted package to help restart the creative economy and get the entertainment, arts and screen sectors back to work, as they rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19.
Australia's arts sector will get access to $250 million worth of grants and loans under a COVID-19 recovery package unveiled by the Federal Government.
The Australia Council has welcomed the announcement of an industry specific support package for the cultural and creative industries.