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How to Support Acts

With everything going on at the moment, we thought we'd get some tips on how to best support the live music and entertainment industry from MusicNT's Executive Director Mark Smith. There are ways you can help, if you're in a position to do so. Check it out!

By Mark Smith

SUPPORT ACT IS Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.

The current COVID-19 pandemic is directly affecting musicians and arts workers across the Territory, who have seen – and continue to see – significant loss of income and in many cases jobs.

Many individuals and businesses are suffering both financially and mentally as the toll of this uncertainty takes hold. Support Act and CrewCare are key national organisations who seek to support the industry on the ground level.

At this time, they are both seeking donations and support from the broader community and government to be able to meet the needs of the sector in this crisis, but also working to increase awareness of their services and support within the music community.

MusicNT supports this organisation, and encourages anyone with capacity to give to reach out and donate, and encourage any musician, venue or music industry worker to reach out, get in touch and get the support they need.

This is a long road, but there are organisations like Support Act and MusicNT who are working to support people through this. Let’s stick together.


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