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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.
Emergency benefits: What each province is offering during the COVID-19 pandemic Every Canadian who is losing income due to the pandemic is eligible to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which offers $2,000 per month for up to four months. Applications are expected to open in April. The government has said that applications will […]
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Talk on the phone with someone else stuck at home. Once you sign up and choose your language preferences, you’ll be subscribed to periodic calls. Your caller ID will always say “QuarantineChat” when your phone rings. After a brief moment on hold, you’ll match with another random person. You don’t have to pick up if […]
U.S. Music Community resource to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act (Phase III of the Coronavirus Stimulus bill signed into law March 27, 2020). How to receive unemployment as a result of losses from the COVID national emergency How to receive small business loans, advances […]
Please donate to the emergency fund for our Hamiltonian artists! 100% of contributions are allocated directly to artists who apply to the fund.DONATE APPLY FOR RELIEF CALL FOR PERFORMERS In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hamilton Arts Council (HAC) presents the Hamilton Artist Relief Fund and Online Performance Series. HAC understands that the outbreak of […]
The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) is a specialty community legal clinic with a provincial mandate to advance and protect the interests of low-income tenants. We specialize in housing issues related to tenants in Ontario. As we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most important steps we must take is to ensure […]
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IATSE C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service) is a new initiative designed to provide support to our most at-risk, elderly, and/or disabled members during the COVID-19 crisis. This website will also be used to provide information about future Mutual Aid efforts from the IATSE. For example, IATSE CARES creates a buddy system where members in need […]
This general safety workshop is designed specifically for the motion picture and television industry. Requirement to become an associate member with the Directors Guild of Canada as well as a permittee with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 669 (IATSE 669), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 891 (IATSE 891) and […]
The CERB supports Canadians by providing urgently needed financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who have been directly affected by COVID-19. It provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4 week period (equivalent to $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks.
What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit If you have lost income because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will provide you with temporary income support. The CERB will provide you with $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. We are targeting April 6, 2020 as the date when we can start […]
The Crew Nation fund is here to help support live music crews who have been directly impacted as shows are put on pause due to COVID-19. You can apply for financial assistance from the Crew Nation fund below. Live Nation has committed $10 million to Crew Nation – contributing an initial $5 million to the […]