Arts and Creative Sector COVID-19 Support

We regularly update this page to provide a central hub for you to access a range of updates, resources, information and opportunities specific to our local sector.

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Arts Moreland Programs and Grants
Stay tuned for upcoming programs and Grants.


Creative Projects

  • My Creature My Way - Children's Activity

    Working for Victoria Artist In Resident, Carla Gottgens has developed My Creature My Way, a fun Art activity for children (and Adults) to create during lock down and beyond.

    Perfect for the upcoming school holidays, and in line with the recent Teddy Bear and Rainbow Trails that were picked up around the world, My Creature My Way allows children to use their imagination to create a make believe creature that can be displayed in your front window for people to see as they go on their daily walk. 

    The activity uses 3 recognisable animals, an elephant, a toucan and a lobster. After colouring in the animal parts and cutting them out, children can mix and match the body parts to make their very own creature. The make believe creatures can be displayed in your window and can be changed daily. The possibilities are endless.

    Download the activity (PDF 3Mb).


COVID-19 Arts Sector General Resources

A range of measures have been put in place by key arts organisations to assist artists and arts workers impacted by COVID-19. Here’s a snapshot we’d recommend you take a look at if you’ve been affected.

Australian Government
For the Federal Government’s Economic Response to the Coronavirus

Australia Council
For the latest details on relief and advice from the national arts body

Creative Victoria
For latest updates from the state creative industries body

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
Comprehensive advice and resources for visual artists and arts workers

Victorian Music Development Office
For a comprehensive list of resources for the music industry

Multicultural Arts Victoria
Updates for artists and arts workers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Auspicious Arts
A comprehensive list of resources for independent arts

Support Act
Advice and support for artists, roadies and the music industry plus information on the COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

I Lost My Gig
Collecting real time data on the economic impact of COVID-19 on the arts and entertainment sector. Assistance has been extended beyond the music industry to include affected within the arts sector.


Health and Wellbeing 

Be Kind Moreland

A health and wellbeing resource specific to the Moreland Community. It offers support to stay home, healthy and connected during COVID-19.

Arts Wellness Collective

Promoting postive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts industry.


Arts Moreland Digital Channels

During COVID-19 the Arts Moreland media channels including Facebook and Arts Moreland e-news are being used to profile stories, online events and opportunities by our local sector. We’re looking across the disciplinary spectrum to find great examples of how artists and organisations based in Moreland are adapting to present or develop work.We’d also love to hear about any opportunities that our arts and creative sector may be eligible for.

You can submit the following to

  • A short description of what you’re doing
  • A link to your work or event that contains key information
  • An image (1080 px h x 1080 px w)

Content will be selected subject to availability and curatorial guidelines.

General Support and Assistance

If you have any questions or need further advice, the Arts Moreland team are available to assist or direct your queries to relevant organisations. You can contact us on 9240 1111 or by email