The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
As part of the $67 million Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package, the $1.3 million Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program provides a one-off financial aid payment to a range of indoor entertainment venues (i.e. independent performing
art venues, theatres cinemas, and live music venues) that have been impacted by capacity constraints introduced to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
To support eligible independent performing art venues, theatres and cinemas that have experienced a minimum 30 per cent decline in revenue due to the Level 1 Public Health and Social Measures requirements for density limits and social distancing. It achieves this through:
To be eligible for the program the indoor entertainment venues (i.e. independent performing art venues, theatres, cinemas, and live music venues) must:
Most independent performing arts centres have Circuitwest membership, this includes venues owned by local government and operated independently or operated directly by local government.
A live music venue stages on average three ticketed live music performances per week.
Examples of independent theatres are:
Examples of independent cinemas are:
The level of financial aid you can apply for is based on the following categories:
One application may be made per single venue, which may or may not have a number of stages or screens.
The key requirements for the application are providing evidence to substantiate:
You must provide the following documents as evidence to support your claim:
Applicants should be aware that DLGSC is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA), which provides a general right of access to records held by State Government agencies and local governments. Applicants are advised that information pertaining
to the receipt of State Government financial assistance may be tabled in the Western Australian Parliament and listed in State Government media statements. This information could include the name of the recipient, name of the project, the grant funding
amount, and project description. This could result in requests for more details to be released publicly.
For assistance using online grants or to report any related technical issues, contact the Online Grants Support Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries relating to this funding program, including advice or assistance with your application, contact a Grants Officer:
Applications are accepted via the Online Grants web portal.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.