How Melbourne’s latest restrictions leave the arts exposed

Major events continue to cancel as Victoria enters its fourth COVID-19 lockdown - but what does this mean for the future of arts?

The latest COVID-19 lockdown announcement is already being felt by Victoria’s arts industry, as major events, venues and productions postpone or cancel upcoming shows, with most organisations being left unable to use insurance to cover loses.

Victorians have slammed the Federal Government over the failure to establish a national COVID-19 insurance scheme for the arts, claiming the current Melbourne lockdown could make the future uncertain for Victorian businesses.

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Giselle Bueti is ArtsHub's Content Growth Editor. She has written for publications such as The Advertiser, The Adelaide Review, RIP IT UP, BMA magazine and Yewth Mag. Previously, Giselle worked as Arts Editor for The AU Review and has a background in higher education, creating digital content for top-tier Universities across Australia. She is based in Melbourne, Victoria.

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