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From comedy events and live band nights to roving carnival performers, Sydney is the place for entertainment after the NSW Government announced funding for an additional 10 recipients in Round Two of the Play the City initiative.
Arts Care, one of the leading arts, health and well-being organisations based in Northern Ireland, has been providing an online arts training programme to healthcare workers with the aim of upskilling staff and giving them the confidence to deliver arts activities to vulnerable older people in residential care settings.
Artists can now register with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe to access discounted medical services under a medical facility set up for them.
Government support for the cultural sector to help it recover from the impact of COVID-19 has resulted in more cultural sector jobs predicted through to 2026, and the sector performing better than forecast.
Designed to secure jobs and reassert Victoria’s position as the creative state, a $167.3 million Creative State funding package will support the sector as it bounces back after a challenging year – putting creativity at the heart of Victoria’s recovery and supercharging the sector.
It finally happened: The next federal budget will include a refundable tax offset for videogame development. This is Australia’s only federal incentive for game development since the axing of Screen Australia’s Interactive Games Fund in 2014, and the country’s first federal tax incentive for game development ever. The policy has been announced as part of the Digital Economy Package, overseen by Superannuation, Financial Service and the Digital Economy Minister Hon Jane Hume MP.