› I Lost My Gig02/Apr/2020
If you've lost work due to Covid-19, use this site to report how you've been impacted. Event cancellations and postponements across Australia and New Zealand are having unprecedented impacts on the creative industries and getting accurate figures is vital to this data being used to help vulnerable people.
I Lost My Gig Australia (ILMG) is an initiative of the Australian Festivals Association (AFA) and the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN). ILMG was established as a short-term quick response data capture project to quantify the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australia’s live event and entertainment industries. They are tallying the total income lost, the number of jobs lost and the number of live event and entertainment industry workers impacted by collecting and sharing the stories behind the numbers; the individual hardships that together paint a picture of a community in crisis. These accounts and statistics will be vital as we continue to press the case for government intervention.
ILMG are calling on Federal and State Governments to put in place immediate and direct financial support measures for the events and live performance industries.
Their website also has a great link to Government Aid Packages and template letters to send to your State and Federal MPs to show your support for the proposed bailout package