I want to personally update you on the actions that we are taking here at the Australia Council to manage the evolving situation and the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Having worked in the sector for 30 years, I know we are very good at solving problems, and at overcoming crisis. But you could not get something more perfectly designed to impact our sector more forcefully than this.

Many artists and organisations, venues, galleries and communities are being impacted in the short term and are expecting longer term effects. We have already cancelled or postponed many Council activities and anticipate further disruption to many of our programs.

Our number one priority over the coming months is to support people who work in the cultural and creative sectors, and to come out on the other side of this crisis with our sector able to resume activity. 

Adrian Collette

Australia Council for the Arts CEO

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