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Live Performance Impact Fund


The Live Performance Impact Fund will provide grants that reimburse ‘sunk’ costs associated with the cancellation or rescheduling of live performance activities due to Omicron that were scheduled to take place between 13 December 2021 to 26 February 2022 and costs for COVID health and safety measures implemented over the same period.


  • Relieve short term cost pressures, including employment backfill costs, resulting from cancellation or rescheduling of performances due to COVID impacts in the period of 13 December 2021 to 26 February 2022.
  • Support costs to ensure patrons are provided a safe environment.

Information about the fund

Funding is available up to $20,000 to meet costs associated with the cancellation, rescheduling of indoor and outdoor programmed live performances or implementation of new COVID health and safety measures at a dedicated live performance venue between the periods of 13 December 2021 to 26 February 2022.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be based in Queensland.
  • Additional eligibility criteria apply. See guidelines for a full list of eligibility requirements.

How to apply

Live Performance Impact Fund – 

The LPIF Guidelines, FAQs and Application form were updated on the 28 March 2022. Please ensure you are working from the updated Version 2 of these documents published after this date.

Key dates

Applications open: 23 March 2022

Closing date: 20 April 2022

Apply now

Apply now through SmartyGrants.

 Funding Outcomes

Live performance Impact Fund is providing funding of $169,535 as at May 2022:   

  • HOTA Home of the Arts, Surfers Paradise - $19,300
  • Metro Arts New Benner Theatre, West End - $6,504
  • Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre, Eatons Hill - $20,000
  • NightQuarter and Malt Shovel Taphouse, Birtinya - $20,000
  • EC Venue, Fortitude Valley - $16,100
  • The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley - $20,000
  • The Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba - $20,000
  • The Wider Earth, Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba - $20,000
  • BackDock Arts, Fortitude Valley - $7,720
  • Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh Heads - $9,069
  • The Cave Inn, Woolloongabba - $10,842