Arts Industry Letter to the Prime Minister 26 March 2020
Arts Industry letter to the Prime Minister on the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the arts, cultural and entertainment industries.
Thursday 26 March 2020
Dear Prime Minister,
At this most debilitating time in Australia’s cultural life, our creative, cultural and entertainment industries require urgent support to ensure that jobs and infrastructure survive to inspire Australians through this crisis – and well beyond.
Our organisations represent the full diversity of Australia’s creative, cultural and entertainment industries. Cultural and creative activity contributes in excess of $112 billion to Australia’s economy each year, employing hundreds of thousands with a high proportion of sole trader contractors, SMEs and casuals. Our audiences, here and around the world number in the millions. Every day, we entertain, educate and inspire.
Please read the full letter below.