The Victorian Government, through Business Victoria, has announced the opening of applications for Round Two of their Live Performance Support Program.
The Live Performance Support Program (Suppliers) Round Two provides grants to eligible contracted suppliers affected by the cancellation or postponement of events as a result of lockdowns and public health restrictions between 11:59pm on 27 May 2021 and 11:59 on 2 September 2021.
Suppliers include those contracted to provide goods or services to a live performance event and may include performers, crew, technicians, venue owners and engineers.
Suppliers may be eligible for either $200 or $500 per event, depending on the level of loss or unrecoverable costs incurred. They can apply for support for up to 20 events through Round One and Round Two of the program. There is a cap of $4000 in total support per applicant across the two rounds of the program.
In response to industry feedback, the eligibility and requirements for Round Two of the Live Performance Support Program (Suppliers) differ from the first round of the program, which closed on 16 July 2021.
Please read the guidelines carefully, especially the eligibility criteria.
Open for application from Wednesday, 18 August 2021 until 11:59pm on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 (three-week period). Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application 15 business days after the program closes.
For more information, or to apply, click here