- Sep 28, 2008
Why can’t JobKeeper support the Arts?
The rules state you must have been with the same employer continuously for more than 12 months. Hardly any artist gets a gig that long and also some are not treated as employees. Their "employers" rely on bums on seats to keep the company afloat. For theatre companies, sometimes rehearsals go for weeks or months in advance and if there is no money left in the kitty from the previous show, then no new shows, and no artists required. A vicious circle.