Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program WA


This program provides WA indoor entertainment venues with a one-off payment to help them survive the impacts of COVID-19.
Open

Closes in 31 days

Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

What you get?

Payments of between $12,500 and $50,000.

Who is this for?

Western Australian indoor entertainment venues.

Overview

One-off payments are available for eligible indoor entertainment venues (i.e. independent performing arts venues, theatres, cinemas and live music venues) that have experienced a 30% decline in revenue due to the Level 1 Public Health and Social Measures requirements for density limits and social distancing.

Payment amounts are based on the following categories:

  • $12,500 one-off payment for venues with seating capacity of less than 100
  • $25,000 one-off payment for venues with seating capacity of between 100 and 300
  • $50,000 one-off payment for venues with seating capacity of greater than 300.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, the indoor entertainment venue must:

  • have a valid and active Australian business number (ABN)
  • be located in WA
  • have a minimum annual turnover of  $50,000 per annum (excluding GST)
  • have Australia-wide payroll of less than $4 million per annum
  • have incurred a 30% reduction in turnover compared to last year over a 6-week period between 1 January 2022 to 30 April 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19 health and social measures requirements for density limits and social distancing
  • not be a nightclub, bar or public hotel, unless a live music venue
  • if a live music venue, must provide on average 3 ticketed live music performances per week
  • have not applied for the Event Suppliers Program or Getting the Show Back on the Road+
  • have an Australian bank account.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program.