This year’s edition of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day, Support Act‘s annual fundraising campaign, was its biggest yet. Last Friday (19th November), as music fans repped their favourite acts, they also donated a record $539,732 for the non-profit – an increase of 65% from last year’s edition.
Money raised will go to music industry workers in need, from artists and artist managers to crew and music workers, many of whom have been heavily affected by the devastating impacts of nearly two years of interruptions.
Since 1997, Support Act have been providing targeted crisis relief services to music industry workers in need to due to ill health, injury, mental health issues or other crises (such as COVID-19).
“Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated and made this year’s Ausmusic T-Shirt Day our biggest year yet, and for helping to celebrate Australian music while raising funds for all those who are doing it tough,” commented Support Act CEO Clive Miller in a statement.
Miller went on to say that Support Act’s Ausmusic T-Shirt Day website will remain open for a few more weeks for those who still wish to donate. “We’re pretty sure we can get to at least $550,000 by the time we call time on this year’s event,” he added.