News January 16, 2020

Support Act reminds bushfire-affected artists of Crisis Relief Program

Support Act reminds bushfire-affected artists of Crisis Relief Program
Support Act CEO Clive Miller

In the wake of Australia’s devastating bushfires, has issued a reminder of the resources it provides resources for artists that may be suffering as a result.

In a message to the industry, the team at Support Act highlighted the Crisis Relief program is available to artists, crews and music workers.

The program is designed to provide short term financial and practical support for those facing hardship due to a crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.

“Support Act is here for music industry folk in crisis,” CEO Clive Miller tells TMN.

“If you find yourself, or colleagues, in difficulty – whether as a result bushfires or any other reason, remember Support Act is here to help, so we encourage you to contact us.”

One of the ways to get in contact is by using the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, founded in 2018. The helpline provides ee, confidential counselling support to anyone working in Australian music.

It is available by calling 1800 959 500.

Addressing the music industry, the message from the Support Act team reflected on the past few months and shone a spotlight on all those who’ve organised benefit gigs.

“Like you, all of us at Support Act have been shocked and saddened by the scale of devastation unleashed by the current bushfire crisis in Australia,” said Support Act.

“We are proud to see the incredible response from the music industry through direct donations to the various relief agencies and through the many wonderful benefit concerts that are being organised over the coming weeks and months.

“Support for these concerts is a great way to raise more money for the individuals and communities in need, and to encourage their speedy recovery.

For more information about the Crisis Relief program, head to Support Act’s official website or call 1300 731 303.

Or to donate to Support Act’s Bushfire Relief Fund, head here.

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