The events sector urgently needs more support to survive the Covid-19 crisis

Live events around the world have been devastated, from major festivals and landmark theatres to grassroots venues and business events. Without major immediate support from the government, the entire supply chain is at risk of collapse.
 

Stand as ONE alongside a growing collective of organisations, companies and freelancers to get our industry’s voice heard through social media and outdoor events.

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 RED ALERT DAY OF ACTION 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30th

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THE EVENTS INDUSTRY NEEDS SUPPORT TO SURVIVE THE LOCKDOWN

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THE LIVE EVENTS INDUSTRY IS ON RED ALERT

#WeMakeEventsAus is on Red Alert to raise awareness of Australia's highly skilled industry professionals, all of whom have had no work Since mid-March with little likelihood of restarting until well into 2021.
 

Our industry includes a huge supply chain ranging from production, audio, lighting and video, to logistics, planning, transportation, as well as leading technology manufacturers.
 

Without additional support for the supply chain, Australia is in danger of losing its global position as a world leader in world-class events. Moreover, all of our incredible creatives and technicians could lose their livelihoods for good.
 

We are calling for meaningful support from the Government until the industry is allowed to operate in a way that is not limited by social distancing policies including:
 

1. Grants – not loans – made available to businesses in the events supply chain
 

2. JobKeeper scheme extended until the industry is back to work
 

3. Extension of the self-employment scheme, tailored towards the industry

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ADD YOUR NAME TO THE CAMPAIGN

 

Get your voice heard – Send a letter to your local MP

Below are five customisable letter templates, ready for you to send to your local MP.  These specially prepared letters outline all the ways the live events industry is suffering, from the perspective of company owners, employees, one-person limited companies, freelancers, and members of the public.
 

This collective and formal action will help to amplify the industry’s voice and strengthen our chances of surviving the Covid-19 crisis. Click on the buttons below to download the appropriate letter template for you.

 

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