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Arts Funders Network to distribute $1.5m in emergency grants

A group of arts and culture philanthropists has launched a $1.5 million funding program to support artists and arts workers.

Philanthropy Australia’s Arts Funders Network, in partnership with Creative Partnerships Australia, will distribute one-off grants of $1000 on the basis of need, experience and talent.

‘In co-ordinating our efforts, we hope to provide immediate relief for some artists and arts workers experiencing hardship,’ the network said. ‘We recognise that our recovery from this emergency will be long and we will be there, with our community, for the duration of that journey. We know the need in the community exceeds our capacity, but we will do what we can to help those who need it most.’

Alumni of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship program will assess applications.

Applications are open now and close at midnight AEST on Sunday, 10 May. For more information about the National Assistance Program for the Arts, click here.


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