Presented by Dylan Bird

Interview

The Grapevine: What Does The Roadmap Out Of Lockdown Mean For Live Music In Victoria?

Acclaimed local musician and author Clare Bowditch talks to Grapevine host Dylan Bird about what the Victorian government’s roadmap out of lockdown does – and doesn’t – spell out for creative industries. “We are now more than 18 months along the road and we still have so little clarity about how the hell we move forward,” Clare says. 

Clare discusses why the sector needs “far clearer support packages”, why “the settings aren’t right” to provide appropriate support across the entire sector, the comparatively far greater level of clarity for the sports and recreation sectors, and the need for “a conversation – loud and clear – about Victorian music [and] creatives and how our federal and state governments are going to support that sector until we are the last to roll out”.

Photo: She Is Aphrodite

Clare Bowditch
Listen to The Grapevine: What Does The Roadmap Out Of Lockdown Mean For Live Music In Victoria?14:4527 September 2021