THE COVID-19 crisis is having a huge impact on the arts. Here are some of the spaces and events being affected.
BATHURST Regional Council has closed:
- Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.
- Bathurst Library.
- Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.
- Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum.
- Chifley Home.
- Bathurst Rail Museum.
- National Motor Racing Museum.
- Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.
BMEC box office staff will be in touch with all booked ticket holders to arrange new dates, gift certificates or refunds. BMEC website: www.bmec.com.au
Royal Bathurst Show: Will move to the October long weekend.
Listening To The Anthropocene: April 17 to- May 8 exhibition and symposium has now been postponed until August 9-29. More information about The Creative Practice Circle on CSU website: www.csu.edu.au
T.Arts Gallery: Arts OutWest Media Associates exhibition is postponed until further notice. See what's still on at www.tartsgallery.com
Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail: The event from March 28-29 has been cancelled. Refunds will be provided.
The End Festival: Was due to run April 18-19. Refunds in the next 7-14 days.
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THOUSANDS of artists, roadies and other music industry professionals have lost their livelihood due to cancellations.
Losses across the sector amount to well over $100 million and rising daily.
The Australian Music Industry Network are collecting feedback and will use this to pressure for appropriate support.
Survey at https://ilostmygig.net.au/ or donate: www.supportact.org.au
IF possible, please opt for attending the rescheduled event or donate the refund to the arts organisation.
Keeping the money with organisations is one way to help the arts stay afloat.
WE are open and responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Arts OutWest has put in place strategies so that we can remain working, advocating and delivering for the arts and artists in the Central West.
Whilst we are monitoring the situation closely, there may be times when information supplied is out of date as events change by the hour. Please let us know if we can help you with your arts related needs.