• Wellbeing

Covid-19 Resources & Community

The rapid and unprecedented escalation of the Covid-19 crisis has caused enormous challenges for our industries.

The APDG would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to those whose working lives have been upturned. While we, of course, support all restrictions that will protect the health and well being of both our and the larger community, we also recognise that this is a difficult and destabilising time for many of our members. We are all together in this challenging time and we encourage people to reach out and share support where possible.

The ADPG will endeavour to keep members updated on any new information and are working to facilitate support networks and resources. For those whose work has been affected by the crisis we encourage you to visit MEAA, SPA and I Lost My Gig websites to tell your story.  If you are experiencing a personal crisis, please call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14 or see the resources below.

All links are provided to support our community. If you have suggestions for more, or feedback, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) – Covid-19 Survey
Screen Producers of Australia (SPA) – Survey on the Effect of Coronavirus on Screen Production
I Lost My Gig Australia – Survey

Support & Community

If you need someone to talk with.

Find support in these online communities:

Design Business

Designer-focused business information:

APDG Resources: 

  • APDG Live Performance Standard Agreement for Designers: The APDG contract which should be seen as a reasonable industry standard. The cancellation clause is that the contractor should receive 50% of their fee or the next installment if the amount already paid is over 50%. It also stipulates that on cancellation all rights revert to the designer.
  • APDG Resources: a range of resources for design professionals and students.

Government Information & Responses

  • Australian Department of Social Services: Covid-19 information and support. Including information on Coronavirus Supplement, expanding eligibility and qualification for payments, economic support payments, crisis payments, isolation related temporary exemptions from mutual obligations, and more.
  • Fact Sheet: Income support for individuals. Information on the new job-seeker rules and amounts.
  • Australian Taxation Office: The ATO’s hub for Covid-19 support. Includes information on pausing PAYG and support if you are experiencing difficulties.

Victorian Government:

Personal Finance

Keeping Busy, Creative & Healthy

Rainy Day Reading & Activities

  • Face Mask MakingFor those with sewing skills (or those who want to learn). Make reusable DIY cloth masks with disposable middle layer filter.

Have more resources we can include? Feedback welcome.

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