AS restaurants and cafes start welcoming back patrons,Bathurst Regional Council has paired musicians with some venues to help reinvigorate the live music scene every Saturday in June and July from 7pm.
Local musicians will perform live in different venues, with shows live-streamed for those at home. Details on council's events page.
Arts rescue package
THE NSW Government has announced a $50 million rescue and restart package to ensure the arts sector continues to make an important contribution to the NSW economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The package is intended to support not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations by recognising their contribution to economies and community wellbeing.
Small business grants
I WANTED to include this for any arts related businesses that need help.
Up to $10,000 is available to ease financial pressure on eligible small businesses and non-profits who have experienced 75 per cent turnover decline caused by COVID-19.
Head to the NSW Government website to learn more. Applications close June 30.
AR+COLLECT at BRAG
AR+COLLECT is an ambitious collection project designed to give audiences unprecedented 'behind the scenes' access to the BRAG collection.
Over eight weeks, gallery staff will be engaged in collection activities including photography, condition reporting, cataloguing and researching.
Community members are encouraged to visit the gallery to gain insight into collection activities that are usually conducted behind closed doors.
APPLICATIONS for six residencies at The Old School, Mount Wilson are now open for November 2020 to June 2021.
The program is open to visual artists, writers, musicians/composers, video artists and textile artists. The residencies provide free accommodation at the cottage and studio space in the adjoining school for one month.
Applications close on July 17 at 5pm. Head to Mitchell Con Facebook page for links and details.
T.arts online gallery
T.ARTS Gallery on George Street has reopened to the public with restricted hours.
They also have an online shop which they have decided to keep open. If restricted hours limit your visits to the gallery, you can check it out on Facebook.
Find more local and regional arts events at artsoutwest.org.au.