The Morrison Government is reactivating live music across Australia, with Hotel Warrnambool sharing in more than $2.5 million, in round two of the Live Music Australia Program.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said he was pleased to announce that Hotel Warrnambool had received $22,889 for the installation of a PA system.
Mr Tehan said the funding would enable the Hotel Warrnambool to showcase live original music while operating within COVID19 pandemic restrictions, assisting the local live music scene and supporting the local Warrnambool community and economy to re-emerge from the pandemic.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the grants would support the immediate needs of the Australian live music industry.
“The Australian music industry is facing particular pressures in light of the severe impacts of COVID-19. That is why we are pleased to continue to support local venues to increase performance opportunities and showcase Australian talent,” Minister Fletcher said.
“Round two of the program is funding venues in every state and territory, from pubs in the remote outback, to clubs and theatres in major capital cities, assisting them to re-open as restrictions on public gatherings and live music performance are lifted.”
In August 2020, the Government announced the opening of the Live Music Australia program, which will deliver funding of $5 million annually over four years.
Applications for round three of the program will open later this year. For the list of round two recipients and for information on how to apply for round three, visit: www.grants.gov.au or www.arts.gov.au.