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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2689 ..

(2) How many people/operators applied and how many were unsuccessful.

(3) Can the Minister provide the reasons why these people/operators were unsuccessful.

(4) Who assessed the applications and what were the criteria to apply and for assessment.

(5) Did the Minister have any role in which people/operators were successful.

(6) Did the agency/directorate which assessed the applications prepare a list for the Minister to approve of operators it believed should receive funding.

(7) Did the Minister agree to this list or did the minister make any changes.

(8) If the Minister did make any changes to the list can they provide details of those changes.

(9) Why was the program only open from 3 to 17 May.

(10) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of how much money was spent, in total, on the scheme including for marketing and communications

(11) What other government schemes have been announced since and including 2019 to support the music and hospitality industries and can the Minister provide details of each program including (a) how much money has been awarded, (b) who received funding and how much for each, (c) how many people/operators applied and how many were unsuccessful and why and (d) what was the purpose/aim of each scheme.

(12) For Amp It UP! and the other government schemes to support the music and hospitality industry, has there been any review of the schemes; if so, can the Minister provide details, review costs and findings.

Ms Cheyne: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Successful recipients are detailed online at:

(2) 35 applications were received. 23 were successful and 12 were unsuccessful.

(3) The number of successful applicants was limited to the available program budget. The 12 unsuccessful applications did not address the assessment criteria as strongly as the successful applications.

(4) Applications were assessed by a panel comprised of one representative from each artsACT and VisitCanberra (Economic Development, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate), and one representative from MusicACT. Applications were assessed on merit against the following criteria:

i. demonstrated history and role of the venue in supporting a diversity of original music and performance artists;

ii. evidence that 50 per cent of the performances in the program include ACT- based artists;

iii. demonstrated capacity and capability of the venue to effectively deliver the program; and

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