$15M support for VIC as rehearsals begin for some

Individuals can apply for one-off grants of $5000 to develop new work or undertake professional development.

A new $15 million funding package designed to support artists and arts organisations as lockdown eases has been announced by the Victorian Government.

The funding includes $5 million for individual creative workers and micro-businesses, with the remaining $10 million targeting creative organisations of state significance that have been heavily affected by Victoria’s latest lockdown.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021.

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