Million-dollar music program to aid flood-affected Vic regions

Music Victoria will deliver a $1 million program to support local businesses and provide job opportunities for local musicians as they recover from the 2022 floods.

A series of live music events will be delivered across flood-affected regions of Victoria in the coming months in order to reignite tourism and reunite rural communities, the Andrews Government announced today (Friday 27 January).

A total of $1 million has been allocated to the program, which will be delivered by the state’s peak music industry body, Music Victoria.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on 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 Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 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. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts