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
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Giselle Bueti is a staff writer for ArtsHub.