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Message from Deborah Allton-Maher, Associate Executive Director

Published October 26, 2017   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in All Areas

Dear AGMA Members: Considering the recent exposure in the press of the illegal and insidious harassment by those who occupy positions of power against those who are most vulnerable, I feel compelled to reach out personally to all of our members with reassurance and support and to urge anyone who has experienced this trauma to utilize the reporting method that AGMA has provided.  All you need to do is to call me or email me to report any behavior that has made you uncomfortable, fearful or if you feel threatened in any way. All reports are kept strictly in confidence, no names are used.  If we receive multiple reports against an individual we notify the employer(s) of the offending person to either conduct an investigation, or to take pr... Read More -->

Thriving in Arts and Entertainment in NYC

Published October 20, 2017   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in New York Area

The Arts & Entertainment Worker Resource Center, in partnership with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and The Worker Institute at Cornell, is pleased to present a 3-seminar series:  Thriving in Arts and Entertainment in NYC. These seminars will provide crucial information for early career artists, entertainers, and cultural workers about resources to help them survive & thrive in NYC, including healthcare and housing, fiscal sponsorship and funding opportunities, as well as their rights as workers.  We hope you will forward the attached invitation to any members of your community who might be interested in joining us for one, two, or all three of our free seminars.  Presenters will include: *           ... Read More -->

Help for Those Impacted by Wildfires in California

Published   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in San Francisco Area, Southern California Area

Union Plus Offers Help for Those Impacted by the Wildfires in California If you are a member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the California wildfires, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.1 Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to eligible participants of one of the following programs: Union Plus Credit Card Program Union Plus Life Insurance Accidental Death Insurance Union Plus Auto Insurance or Union Plus Mortgage Program To qualify for a Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant: Your residence must be in a county qualifying for individual assistance money from FEMA (to check if your county has been... Read More -->

Vincent La Selva, Founder of New York Grand Opera, Dies at 88

Published October 12, 2017   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in All Areas

It is with deep regret and sadness that we share the news that Maestro Vincent La Selva passed away on October 9th in Cleveland, Ohio. There will be a service for him at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 10 AM on Tuesday, October 17th and all are welcome.   As the founder of New York Grand Opera, Maestro La Selva brought many summers of glorious opera performances in Central Park, free to everyone. He is much beloved by generations of opera singers, orchestral musicians, conductors and opera fans alike and will be deeply missed. For more information, please read his obituary in the New York Times... Read More -->