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WA MUSIC FUND | West Australian Artists Need Our Help

18 Jun

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WEST AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS NEED OUR HELP
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Globally, we are amidst one of the strangest times of our lifetimes, cut off from our communities and the rest of the world due to a viral pandemic.

As WA emerges from isolation, one thing is certain; our contemporary music sector, music related businesses, and the arts in general, is among the worst hit.

The majority of West Australian artists have been without an income over several months, and they’re really hurting. Our artists and arts workers are being left behind. Contemporary music is in crisis.

WAM has stepped forward during the COVID-19 pandemic to lobby tirelessly on behalf of live music. Many have seen their work grind to a halt, however in contrast WAM’s staff are working harder than ever to advocate for our sector, implement support programs, and evolve our activities into ones that can be accessed from people’s homes that meet immediate needs. Our support of West Australian artists never wavers.

We have learned from this crisis that artists need our voice more than ever.

In times of trouble, including the recent bushfires on the east coast of Australia, people turn time and again to music and musicians for support, as an avenue for expression, as a way to connect and share in our grief. The arts are the heart and soul of community. During a crisis, like the one we are facing right now, music has never been more important in promoting a sense of solidarity and togetherness.

Right now, West Australian artists need our help.

To ensure that we are there for them, we need to call on you for your support more than ever. Never has your kindness and generosity been more warranted and needed.

Please consider making a donation to the WA Music Fund. With your support today, we can continue to be the bedrock that our industry can look to tomorrow.

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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.