Our Community Philanthropic Resources in 2021

Our philanthropic partners for LPS 2021, Music Forward and Crew Nation are dedicated to the well-being and security of live music crews who have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1993 Music Forward has worked towards moving culture forward and creating equity by providing artist showcases, career development workshops, and scholarship programs to empower young people in underserved communities and turn their passion for music into professions.

Music Health Alliance is a non-profit organization that provides the music industry with healthcare advocacy and support through access to healthcare resources, health insurance and confidential guidance/navigation with health related needs.  MHA offers results driven healthcare services with an emphasis on preventing illness and staying well.

The Alliance was started by a group of like-minded Tour and Production Managers who joined together to find ways to help our touring families as they struggle with unprecedented financial and emotional hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are still a community, and we are better together.

The Roadie Clinic exists to empower & heal roadies and their families by providing resources & services tailored to the struggles of the touring lifestyle. We are creating a space for touring personnel, lovingly called ‘roadies,’ where they can heal, recover and get back on the road healthier than when they came to us.

The Roadies Of Color United International Social Network is comprised of a diverse group of Professionals in the Entertainment Services, Concert Touring and Live Entertainment Industries.

This Social Network Group and the newly formed Professional Association is an organization where Professionals in the Entertainment Services and Live Concert Touring Industries can Unite, Network, Promote each other and to collaborate in order help promote a more diverse and and inclusive industry.

Covid-19 presents unique challenges for IATSE Stagecraft local unions. As states, provinces and
communities move individually to reopening and returning to work, it is essential that IATSE
locals have consistent, science-based guidance on how to ensure their members are returning to
work under the safest possible conditions. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed the following guidance to assist employers and workers in safely returning to work and reopening businesses deemed by local authorities as “non-essential businesses” during the evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Employers can use this guidance to develop policies and procedures to ensure the safety and health of their employees.

Since January 2020, WHO has published more than 100 documents about COVID-19. Of these, more than half are detailed technical guidance, on how to find and test cases, how to provide safe and appropriate care for people depending on the severity of their illness, how to trace and quarantine contacts, how to prevent transmission from one person to another, how to protect health care workers, and how to help communities to respond appropriately.

The American people deserve an urgent, robust, and professional response to the growing public health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The federal government must act swiftly and aggressively to help protect and support our families, small businesses, first responders, and caregivers essential to help us face this challenge, those who are most vulnerable to health and economic impacts, and our broader communities.

The mission of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is to shape lives through theatre education. In the time of COVID-19 we will adhere to that mission. We believe that theatre programs are more vital than ever, given their ability to support the social and emotional wellbeing of students in this time of great change and trauma. We also believe that theatre performance opportunities—a central component to all theatre education programs—should continue to be available to all students, whether in-person or virtually.

As some communities in the United States begin to plan and hold events and gatherings, the CDC offers the following considerations for enhancing protection of individuals and communities and preventing spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Event planners and officials can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials, whether and how to implement these considerations, making adjustments to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.

APAP is key leader in a large network of local, regional and national and discipline-specific service organizations and convenings that support the arts industry and advocate for the performing arts. Below is our list of partners in the performing arts field.

Actors’ Equity Association represents more than 51,000 professional Actors and Stage Managers nationwide. AEA seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.

The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide is a collective work by event industry professionals to help our peers who are planning to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document contains no “best practices” that apply everywhere – coronavirus creates different challenges depending on countless factors, including the size of the event, its geographic location, the physical space, and the anticipated attendees, to name just a few. 

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