"Artists ... play an invaluable role in our our country's culture, identity and workforce. They connect us (and) tell our stories". *
From Band Aid to Bushfire relief, the Arts community has always rallied in times of crisis to raise funds for affected comunities.
As the COVID-19 situation began to affect Australia, the Arts sector was one of the first impacted. The cancellation of live performances and festivals such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival hit the creative community hard, leaving artists and support crew devastated.
During this period of isolation, many of us are turning to art, books, music, film and TV to get us through these difficult times.
Now it's up to us to support these wonderful, creative folk who make our lives a better, more interesting place.
* Making Art Work, A summary and response by the Australia Council for the Arts