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Anthony is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been in the entertainment industry for 7 years. Working from general AV to lighting/video. Anthony now lives in Toronto and freelances for various companies pre-covid. He currently does lighting and video for…
Sabrina has an 18-year career in live events that has included both theatre and corporate events. She is currently the Operations Manager of the Pumphouse Theatres in Calgary and freelances as a Production Manager and Lighting Technician. The Pumphouse Theatres…
Vice President and Call Steward IATSE Local 680 – Worker Advocate
Jennifer is the Production/Admin Assistant at The Starlite Room/ConcertWorks and former Account Manager for NASCO
Nicole is the founder of #WeBuildEntertainment, technician, and a life long community builder.
This Thanksgiving weekend we would like to express our thanks to the amazing live event community. In the absence of shows, concerts and conventions, we may not have not been as connected with our ‘work families’ as usual – it…
Hot on the heels of a successful Canadian Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community, the global organization #WeMakeEvents is calling on live event companies and people to reach out across the world. (more…) “Global Day of Action”
Harrison has been an instrumental past of the Live Event Community execution team since its early days as an important resource for out-of-work workers.
Ce que nous avons vu mardi était sans précédent. Les lieux d’événements en direct, les fournisseurs et les travailleurs du théâtre, du spectacle, des événements d’entreprise et des secteurs connexes se sont réunis. Ils ont mis en lumière l’ensemble de notre industrie à l’un des moments les plus sombres de son histoire.
COVID-19 Flash Survey Findings Ontario’s nonprofits and charities are facing a triple threat as a result of COVID-19: an abrupt loss of revenue from the cancellation of fundraising events and a steep drop-off in donations; the closure of offices and cancellation of programs and services due to pandemic restrictions; and unprecedented human resource challenges in […]
A letter from grassroots arts initiatives struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic Attention: The Honourable Steven GuilbeaultMinister of Canadian HeritageHouse of CommonsOttawa, Ontario, CanadaK1A 0A6Steven.Guilbeault@parl.gc.ca The Honorable Lisa MacLeodMinister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries438 University Avenue6th FloorToronto, Ontario, CanadaM5G 2K8Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org Ministers, We, the undersigned, represent a diverse spectrum of small, grassroots, and community-based arts […]
For more information on making a pledge or donation, please contact Leslie Francombe, Philanthropy and Sponsorship Manager, at leslie[at]torontoarts[dot]org. All donations made to the fund will be eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Fund Launch date: March 26, 2020Funds raised to date (April 7, 2020): $723,051Artists this will support: approximately 723Artists who have reached out in need: over 1,600Donate today […]
What do you need to create and share art during the COVID-19 pandemic? CARFAC Ontario is collecting information from artists about their most urgent needs, and any identified new resources that will allow them to continue producing and presenting work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information will be consolidated, and shared with arts councils to […]
In an ongoing effort to educate people about workplace health and safety, we offer the following online and classroom courses. Featured e-Courses Mental Health: Awareness FREE! *Updated!* Mental Health: Health and Wellness Strategies FREE! *Updated!* Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs): Awareness FREE! Office Ergonomics FREE! Pandemic Awareness FREE! Pandemic Planning FREE!
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Learn about funding that families can apply for if they have children who are not in school or child care because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.
The uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 is being felt around the world. Loss of income, or the potential loss of income, and the decline of retirement and other savings, has many of us anxious about our personal financial situations. To help ease the stress on employees and members, Eckler’s free webinar on managing through difficult […]
The Government of Ontario wants to protect consumers from being exploited for the products they need in response to COVID-19. Please take a moment to report anyone charging inflated prices after Mach 17th, 2020.
Vegas Pro is a video editing software package for non-linear editing originally published by Sonic Foundry, then by Sony Creative Software, and now by Magix. The software runs on the Windows operating system. Originally developed as audio editing software, it eventually developed into an NLE for video and audio from version 2.0.
ARRI Academy “Lighting Systems Control” with Lighting Professional/Author Richard Cadena goes over the basics of digital lighting control technologies. Whether you are starting out in the lighting industry or looking to streamline your production workflow, this 11-lesson video course is the ultimate guide to get you up and running with digital lighting control, using DMX, […]
NEUMANN MICROPHONE BASICS – FREE WEBINARS In cooperation with the Sennheiser Sound Academy, Neumann will be offering detailed webinars on the basics of microphone technology in the coming weeks. In three one-hour sessions, trainer John McGregor will discuss all important aspects of Neumann studio microphones: Starting with the most important theoretical principles, through practical tips […]
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