NSW Bushfires Impact Survey

Filed : Advocacy .

Lithgow and Oberon LGAs and others: please take a confidential survey of artists, arts organisation, schools, museums and heritage places affected by recent bushfires.

a survey of artists, arts organisation, museums and heritage

Take the survey here 

Arts OutWest are working with agencies to assist our creative community with bushfire recovery. If you are professional artist, a creative business, museum, gallery or collective living or operating in our region – especially the Lithgow and Oberon areas – and have suffered direct impact from the bushfire we want to hear from you.

We also ask that arts organisations and schools let us know their needs in relation to carrying on workshops and arts education. If you are a cultural tour guide or the keeper of a cultural place, please also complete the survey.

Arts OutWest will confidentially collate information to pass on to other agencies and assist in evaluating and assessing the needs of our creative community. This will hopefully lead to assistance that is genuinely useful to you.

We appreciate that this situation is not over and we understand that it is a long road to recovery. Examples of loss may include materials or instruments, infrastructure, portfolios, collections or bodies of work.

At this stage, this is not an offer of direct assistance, but any information you can provide will help agencies determine what is the best way to help you get back on your feet. Hopefully it will speed up the process. People in other affected parts of the state are also being surveyed by their local regional arts development organisation.

Please be assured that as soon as any assistance programs specific to our industry are available, we will let you know.

Arts OutWest values the importance of the arts to the very fabric of our community. Please respond with your needs using this confidential survey.

Please contact us on artsoutwest@csu.edu.au or 02 6338 4657 if you wish to discuss anything directly. Thank you for your time.

Take the survey here 

Image: Jenolan Caves clean up (photo: Jenolan Caves)

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