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Vital funding to boost the return of live music in Bendigo

JMR with Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP

The Morrison Government is supporting the return of live music in Bendigo with two venues awarded a grant under round four of the $20 million Live Music Australia program.

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the grants would bring more original live Australian music to communities by funding small-to-medium venues across the country – from pubs in country towns, to clubs and theatres in major metropolitan areas.

“Local pubs and clubs are vital to the live music economy, which is why we’re pleased to deliver $2.5 million to support 102 venues rebuild and become operational as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease,” Minister Fletcher said.

“We want our live music venues primed to host performances, to engage and entertain audiences, and to maximise their economic recovery and sustainability.

“To date the Morrison Government has committed more than $10 million under the program to support more than 400 live music venues get Australian artists back on stage, increase job opportunities for venue staff and help live music venues thrive again.”

Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, said the funding will provide much-needed support for local live music venues to rebuild, while also stimulating the economy and igniting excitement back into our community.

“I am delighted to announce $14,300 for YeeHaa Studio to construct of rehearsal room, and accessibility improvements to the amenities at YeeHaa Studios; and $15,000 for the artist fee and marketing support for Blues Tram through round four of the Live Music Australia Program,” Senator Henderson said.

“This critical funding will support quality Australian live music into the community, putting local artists back on stage while also helping our venues maximise their economic sustainability and recovery.”

Arts funding by the Morrison Government in 2021-22 stands at more than $1 billion dollars. This is a record level of funding under any federal government, Liberal or Labor.

4 April 2022

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