For information and officials statements regarding COVID-19, from our Government and industry colleagues, please visit the links below:
+ Australian Government Department of Health
+ Dept of Health and Human Services, Victoria State Government
+ Australia Council for the Arts
+ Creative Victoria
+ Creative New Zealand
+ MEAA – Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance
+ Wellness and Recovery Resource – ArtsHub, supported by the Judith Neilson Institute have launched the WRR, which aims to build resilience and increase connection during the COVID-19 lockdown.
+ MEAA’s fact sheet ‘COVID-19 and your rights at work‘
+ MEAA’s information document ‘Australian resources for COVID-19 for those working from home‘
+ Arts Law Centre of Australia ‘COVID-19 FAQs for artists‘
+ Arts Law Centre of Australia ‘Putting works online: COVID-19 FAQs for Artists and Arts Organisations‘
+ The results of CINARS International Survey on The Impacts of COVID-19 on Performing Arts International Mobility
ZOOM WEBINARS & RECORDINGS
+ Accessible Arts have provided a very useful resource for those providing online programs and services during the COVID crisis – Top 10 Tips For Running Accessible Online Events
+ Australia Council’s Creative Connections Webinar Series is held twice weekly on Wednesday’s (3pm-4pm AEST) and Friday’s (11am-12noon AEST). Creative Connections is an online series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes. Check out the lineup and REGISTER NOW for upcoming webinar’s or check out the recordings of previous sessions HERE.
+ Entertainment Assist’s Intermission Webinar Seriesis a fantastic free series of Mental Health Webinars which provide strategies and practical tips for navigating these trying and uncertain times.
+ The Performing Arts Industry Forum on COVID-19, was an online session that was held on 17 March 2020. Hosted by La Boite’s Executive Director, Zohar Spatz, panelists included representatives from MEAA, Arts Queensland, Live Performance Australia, Australia Council for the Arts, and the Qld Artist Benevolent Fund. A recording of this session (including AUSLAN interpretation) can be found HERE. Notes taken from the session have been compiled and available for download HERE.
WELLBEING & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
+ The Arts Wellbeing Collective
+ Support Act
+ Beyond Blue
+ Entertainment Assist
+ Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, phone 1800 959 500
+ Lifeline, phone 13 11 14
+ Beyond Blue, phone 1300 224 636
If you need help putting together your COVID-19 specific safety plan here are guidelines by peak bodies freely available to download, including:
+ LPA’s Framework for development of COVID Safe Guides and Protocols and accompanying National Guiding Principles
+ PAC’s COVID-Safe Theatre Guidelines
+ AusDance’s Return to Dance Framework
+ ANKA’s Developing & Implementing Art Centre Safety Plan
+ Screen Australia’s Production During COVID-19 Guidelines
+ NSW Government’s NSW Museums and Galleries Reopening Checklist
The Australia Council maintain a full list of available guidelines here.