Payments for Victorian performers but events sector still left out

Victorians who work in music and the performing arts industries will be able to access the second round of the Live Performance Support grants.

The new support grants, which provide funding of up to $12,000 for eligible presenters and up to $4000 for suppliers, are available for those impacted by event cancellations between May 27 and September 2.

Victorians who have lost work interstate can also apply.

But the grants leave out those working in the business evets sector, who are still not able to access targeted financial support.

“Most in the event industry have not worked since the beginning of lockdown four in late May,” said Simon Thewlis, from Save Victorian Events.

“Sadly, most events have already been cancelled until the end of October – with many people having now lost all their projects for the rest of the year.”