Save Live In Ya Lounge

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Live In Ya Lounge was created as a means for artists to deliver the live concert experience directly into peoples homes, giving the community a small piece of the normal they are used to.  Canberra company, Event AV Services, created a virtual concert experience for artists and audiences with a full production set up including professional audio and lighting, delivering the next best thing to attending in person.

Live in Ya Lounge was created at great risk for the benefit of others during a difficult time for everyone. For five months Event AV Services has invested with no return and without support the program will end this weekend. If Event AV Services could at least have hire costs (including an artist fee) covered by the ACT Government then the company, whilst not recouping on their losses, will be able to continue supporting a COVID-Safe performance environment with ticket sales and revenue flowing to scheduled performers. 

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To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:   Producers within the creative industries in Canberra have received limited government funding during the COVID-19 crisis. Live in Ya Lounge, the COVID-19 live stream music program, has been forced to cease due to lack of financial support. For five months the event organisers have covered the base costs for 65 acts including musicians and actors for 32 live streamed shows. Revenue raising efforts included sponsorship, donations, live attendance tickets and a small festival grant all of which have not covered the program costs. 

Your petitioners therefore request the Government to:  financially support Live In Ya Lounge by covering the venue and staffing costs to the value of $5,500 per show. This support includes a hire fee for artists and will make the program financially viable.