La Boite exists within an essential ecosystem of Queensland artists, arts workers, facilitators and creators. Each individual contributes to an industry that enriches the cultural and artistic landscape of Queensland. The devastating effects of COVID-19 on the Arts, therefore, are felt by all of us. The industry suffers for those who have lost income, opportunity and a creative outlet.
For La Boite and the thousands of individuals and organisations that call Queensland home, this is a time of critical uncertainty. Support and guidance from major funding bodies across the country is essential for our survival in 2020 and our transition beyond.
What follows is a summary of the new and adjusted measures offered by Arts Queensland, the Australia Council for the Arts to bolster the industry at this time. We have also included a brief overview of the support announced by the Federal Government that is relevant to those that operate within our industry.