Category: PSA

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R.O.C.U. Roadies Relief 2nd Round

R.O.C.U. Staff We are pleased to announce that we are offering  a second round of $500.00 grants from our R.O.C.U. Roadies Relief Fund to our members that meet the grant requirements. Please use this link to apply online.  ROCU APPLICATION FOR COVID-19 GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES U.S. Citizens Only Applicants must be able to…
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Crew Nation 2nd Round Grants

Crew Nation. Second Round Live events have been on pause for over a year now and Crew Nation knows many in our community are struggling to make ends meet. Starting today, we’re opening second-round grants to give additional money to those in need of emergency funding to cover critical costs such as housing, food, and…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Content Coronavirus relief options American Rescue Plan Act signed into law by President Biden Biden Administration takes steps to promote equitable…
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Coming soon Live Events Lift Up Festival

A free livestream benefit called Live Events Lift Up Festival will be held on Dec. 16 for the more than 12 million people affected by the shutdown of the live entertainment industry.Scheduled to feature more than 25 artists and entertainers, LEVL Up Fest will stream from the historic Ryman Auditorium on the No Cap Shows…
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RESOURCES UPDATE

R.O.C.U. Staff Resource Lists: Diversity and Inclusion BIPOC Theater Designers and Technicians This is intended as a resource for producers and directors to identify racially and culturally diverse creative teams for theater projects in the US. Please add your information to the bottom of the list if you are a theater designer or technician who identifies…
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From The Desk Of David Brookes

Repost Dear Friends, I am forwarding to you all, the below message from Michael Strickland (Chair and Founder of Bandit Lites) which is a call for further action on our part. I am pleased to announce we now have 170 co-sponsors of RESTART in the House, as we picked up 7 on Friday. This is…
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Crew Nation Global Relief Fund

While shows are on pause due to COVID-19, Crew Nation is here to provide some support to the touring and venue crews that serve as the backbone of the music industry. The impact of this intermission period is being felt far and wide, and our goal is to provide a helping hand to as many…
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US to hike foreign artist visa fees by 50%

Foreign artists wanting to work in the US will have to contend with higher visa application fees and longer processing times beginning 2 October, 2020.

An Update From SIR

We hope this message finds you and your families well. This has certainly been a challenging time for the music industry and we want to let you know you’re not alone in the fight. As we all try to navigate our ‘new normal’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, please know that we’re here to work with…
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