In support of those in the entertainment industry affected by the cancellations and postponements of events across Australia, we want to highlight a few ways you can help out our Industry Friends and Family. This includes the photographers/ DJs/ event all-rounders and full-time legends focusing on other projects at the moment as our creative industry is on standby.
Ourprints is a site where you can purchase prints by some of Australia’s top Photographers. MANY of these fabulous peoples main income is generated predominantly from events so you will surely find lots of iconic shots from many different performers.
Music Seen is an exhibition which showcases local talent and raises money for charity. Prints are available for purchase – just shoot them a message on Facebook.
After something more specific or have a job in mind?
In no order (we love you all equally), check out these photographers and get in contact below:
Do you have products you’re wanting to sell online? Well Cole Bennetts is your go to guy!
Send your product to him and he will shoot and work his magic all from the comfort of his home studio. Check out the work he has done with Antipodes water here and get in contact via Instagram here.
You’re in quarantine right now? No worries, here are some mixes to keep you busy…
Not only is Levins a Dad, DJ, Food writer, co-founder of Heaps Decent and host of Sydney’s longest running hip-hop night, he also DJ’s most of the changeovers at our events (including Listen Out and Field day). He has started a Patreon account where you can subscribe to his mixes from just $5 a month! his other Podcasts for you to check out are Hey Fam / The Mitchen / Serious Issues / Old Raps / All The Small Games . Oh, and he’s also written a kids book!!
Hayden will be doing a set LIVE from his backyard every Saturday at Midday (AEDT).
Start streaming this Spotify playlist of acts with cancelled gigs. Don’t forget plays = pays!
Some projects to keep an eye on…
Stagekings have started building work-from-home desks, ‘Isolation desks’, that come in 4 easy-to-build pieces. Not only will this keep a number of their good crew off the street, but $10 from every sale goes to Support Act! Purchase them from their website here.
(Sydney & Melbourne deliveries only)
HELP IS OUT THERE
MusicNSW has launched a COVID-19 Resource Register where you can find abundant resources, support and information to help you navigate this difficult time. These resources include helpful links to Government aid packages, legal aid, upskilling programs and support groups.
Be sure to sign the Events Industry Relief petition here. Let the Australian Government know how much a financial stimulus to the events industry is needed right now. Takes less than 1 minute!
Hot tip: If you’re trying to get a Centrelink Reference Number at the moment, you can do it through the my.gov.au website now.
If you work in the entertainment industry and have lost work, tell your story and register on ilostmygig.
If you or someone you know needs support, there is help available:
Support Act Helpline: 1300 731 303 or 1800 959 500
Lifeline Hotline: 13 11 14 or text their helpline on 0477 13 11 14
LOOKING FOR WAYS TO HELP?
If there are other ways you can help out register here: https://ilostmygig.net.au/i-want-to-help
Donate to Support Act here: https://supportact.org.au/donate-now/
Follow the efforts by Spotify to support artists globally with the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief. This project has been created to amplify the organisations that focus on helping those the most in need in the music industry. Spotify will match every donation dollar for dollar, up to a collective total of $10 Million USD.
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Lastly, if you just need 5 minutes of not thinking/dealing with all of the COVID-19 repercussions, we HIGHLY recommend checking out this live stream of 🐧 Penguins 🐧and 🐆 Snow Leopard Cubs 🐆at the Victoria Zoo (don’t worry they’re not in the same enclosure)
Cover photo by Anna Warr