The economic effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is being felt by Australia’s arts industry, as major events, venues, and productions postpone or cancel upcoming shows, with most organisations unable to use their insurance to cover their losses.
Live Performance Australia, peak body for Australia’s live performance industry, estimated the pandemic catastrophe would cost the sector more than half a billion dollars and rob thousands of their livelihoods, as it called on the government for an “immediate and targeted package” to support those who will be impacted by the shutdown of events.
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