Artist Surveys, Collective Cultural Statement &
Funding Forum Presentation
Border North East Independent Artist Survey - COVID 19
This is your opportunity to tell us what you need during this difficult time.
As restrictions start to ease we know that those in the Creative Industries will continue to face many challenges. We want to know how we can best continue to support you and your industry. Therefore we need to hear from creatives who live, work & connect with the Border North East and you need to let us know what you need. We promise the survey is a quick one. The survey closes Sunday 17 May.
Regional Arts NSW and RADO Network Survey to Measure the Impact of COVID19
Regional Arts NSW and the RADO network are conducting this survey to obtain a picture of the impact of COVID- 19 restrictions on regional arts organisations, artists and cultural workers.
RANSW is the peak body and service agency for arts and cultural development in regional NSW. We will collate all the responses to develop a statewide picture of the impacts of COVID 19.
This data will be used to inform government and stakeholders and to advocate for the sector.
It is due 20 May, 2020 to prepare information requested by the government for the development of future training needs for the creative industries. This survey will take around 15 minutes, is anonymous and we need everyone in the Murray Arts footprint ( AlburyCity, Greater Hume, Indigo, Federation, City of Wodonga, Towong) to complete the survey.
Collective statement from the Border North East cultural community
COVID-19 has affected the cultural industries more than any other and our region is no exception. We know our audiences and our artists need to reconnect. We know that our industries will be called upon to help restart tourism and drive visitation to our regions. So that this can happen sooner rather than later, we are busy developing our road map to recovery and planning projects for the other side. We’re actively engaging with artists, companies, organisations and governments to ensure we are ready to return.
This is a really tough time for many in our local creative industries and within our region more generally, but we want you to know that we all stand beside you in solidarity.
Border North East cultural organisations have come together with a united mission to build a stronger and more harmonious regional cultural community that will see us through this crisis and into a brighter future.
If you are an art loving member of the public – thank you. Please wait for us. We will return soon. And in the meantime, please check out your favourite local creative’s websites or Etsy stores. Buy art! Buy books! Buy tickets to live streamed performances! Support the work you love, by paying the people that make it. It is more important now than it has ever been.
We’ll have more to say soon – please watch this space.
Did you miss our free COVID-19 funding forum?
Never fear! Here are the notes from the forum to highlight some of the funding opportunities that are now available on both NSW & Victoria.
Murray Arts contributes directly to the arts and cultural lifeblood of the NE VIC/ Border region by working directly with individuals, communities and local government to assist them in developing the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Murray Arts gratefully acknowledges funding partners:
Murray Arts acknowledges the traditional custodians and caretakers of the land and waters on which we are privileged to work. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and encourage everyone to champion our emerging leaders of the future.