INDUSTRY & COMMUNITY RESOURCES
12/08/20 - The third NSW Music Festival Roundtable was held. The AFA holds 4 seats on this legislated roundtable and co-chairs this with the Government representative. Read results HERE
The Australian Festival Association was a proud initiator of the ilostmygig.net.au site alongside our friends at the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN). The AFA and AMIN together with supporters right around the industry aimed to tally the losses to our industry as a result of the recent necessary social distancing measures.
Festivals were the first areas to be effectively 'switched off' overnight and it's likely they will be the last to reopen. A sector largely run by sole traders and contract work, those running businesses or working in this industry have already been really hard hit by this crisis.
ILMG also provides people with some resources to help during this time.
REGISTER YOUR DETAILS OF LOST GIGS AT WWW.ILOSTMYGIG.NET.AU
UN GOLBAL CALLOUT TO CREATIVES
The United Nations (UN) calls on creatives to help translate critical public health messages into work that will engage and inform people across different cultures, languages, communities and platforms. The shortlisted work will reach everyone, everywhere.
CREW NATION: GLOBAL RELIEF FUND FOR LIVE MUSIC CREWS
Live Nation has committed $10 million to supporting touring and venue crews who depend on shows to make a living.
ARTS LAW COVID-19 FAQ FOR ARTISTS
Answers to some of the most common questions Arts Law Centre of Australia has received from artists and arts organisations.
MUTUAL AID DATABASE
A searchable state-by-state database of informal mutual aid groups
GUIDE: LIVING WITH WORRY AND ANXIETY AMIDST GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY
Compiled by clinical psychologists, this guide contains psychoeducation about normal and excessive worry, and a selection of practical exercises that you can use to manage worry and maintain well-being. Available here in a number of translations.
Looking for help? Or keen to lend a hand? #viralkindness is an online hub for the rapidly proliferating community care groups. Powered by GetUp!
Facebook group offering up the transferrable skills of the arts workers for odd-job needs – AirTasker but for the arts community.
DOCTORS WITHOUT BABYSITTERS
A private Facebook group aimed at matching doctors in need of childcare with creatives in need of work.
Geographically organised P2P register of help needed and help available.
CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
A general COVID-19 information and resource page by GetUp!
FREE EVENT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING, TUTORIALS & WORKSHOPS
A list of all free event tech training being offered during the crisis – skill up while you're locked down.
COVID-19 OPERATIONAL PLANNING GUIDELINES: COURSE
Online learning modules developed by the World Health Organisation to help countries scale up their COVID-19 preparedness.
THE SOUND OF SILENCE
A national industry initiative to raise funds for Support Act and CrewCare.
An events initiative established to counter the narrative that meeting places are dangerous in anticipation of the "all clear" from authorities once the threat has passed.
FRIENDS OF FUZZY DIRECTORY
A list of resources and ways you can help struggling live events workers and make it through yourself.
SUPPORT FOR GIG PHOTOGRAPHERS
A roll call of some wonderful Sydney & Melbourne gig photographers who you can support through direct print purchases. From Time Out.