Covid-19 Information for Arts Industry

Bundaberg Regional Council acknowledges the severe financial, social, cultural and personal toll that the COVID-19 closures have had on the arts industry. Worth $113 billion a year to our national economy, the arts is a massive economic generator. As we know, much of the arts industry is reliant on the gig economy and many artists and arts workers have lost their livelihoods since the closure of public places and spaces. The arts generates events, audiences and economic benefit for our whole region including adding value to the tourism and culinary industries – other industries heavily hit by COVID-19.

This page is designed to give arts specific information to our local arts and cultural communities to support professional artists and local arts and cultural organisations.

Note that all of Council’s arts and cultural facilities and venues are closed until further notice in response to government requirements.

For ongoing updates on COVID-19 impacts in the community, click here.

Personal & Financial Support

If you need someone to talk to, help is not far away:

  • If the matter is an emergency please call 000 immediately
  • Lifeline - Phone 13 11 14 or text 0477 13 11 14 (txt from 6pm to midnight)
  • Beyond Blue - Phone 1800 512 348
  • Support Act Wellbeing Helpline (24/7) – phone 1800 959 500
  • Arts Wellbeing Collective

If you need financial support:

If you are in a position to support artists, please do consider donating to the above support funds.

Industry Resources

Note these are not exhaustive lists but provided as a starting point for your own research regarding industry support, networks and funding opportunities.


Industry Networks & Agencies

Visual Arts, Museums, Galleries

Performing Arts & Media


Community and Diverse Arts


To engage with others’ work digitally, try these for starters…

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