Houston Grand Opera Finds Temporary Home

Published September 26, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The Houston Grand Opera, which was forced from its home by Hurricane Harvey, found a temporary home at the George R. Brown Convention Center for the first three productions of the season. Their new home - Exhibit Hall A3 - in the convention center, is affectionately being referred to as "the HGO Resilience Theater." Read the full article in The New York Times or, for information regarding the upcoming performances, please visit the Houston Grand Opera website.... Read More -->

Oregon Ballet Theatre Artists Vote to Join AGMA

Published September 20, 2017   |  By Drew Rosenfeld  |  Post in All Areas

Portland, OR (September 19, 2017) The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) was officially recognized as the union representing the dancers and stage managers of the Oregon Ballet Theatre.  This recognition comes after a majority of these artists signed a petition requesting AGMA to represent them.  The Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) agreed to a voluntary procedure to confirm majority support which was completed last week. “We are privileged to represent the interests of all the wonderful dancers and staging staff at OBT.  AGMA welcomes this group to our family of professional artists who strive each day to reach artistic heights and their professional goals.  Oregon Ballet Theatre, as the largest ballet company in the state, deser... Read More -->

Dancers Network Event – Dallas, TX

Published September 15, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Texas/Oklahoma Area members within distance of Dallas, we will be part of an upcoming event with the Dance Council of North Texas and Collin College on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm at the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus. This event, called the Dancers Network, (DN) is a FREE one day event where members of the dance community can meet to network with future dancers, educators and arts organizations; its mission is to provide opportunities for dancers to further their careers. Our New York Area Dance Executive, Griff Braun, will be one of the keynote speakers at the event. Find out more in the flyer below, or on the Dance Council Website     ... Read More -->

Hurricane Irma

Published September 8, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Affected by Hurricane Irma or Harvey? Our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. All active AGMA members and those on Honorable Withdrawal are eligible to seek assistance from the AGMA Relief Fund. (more…)... Read More -->

Houston Ballet will start season at Hobby Center

Published September 7, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In a major step towards recovery, the Houston Ballet will start its season at the Hobby Center, following days of uncertainty in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Read the full article from the Houston Chronicle.  ... Read More -->

Labor Day

Published August 31, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Labor Day, AGMA offices will close at 1:00pm on Friday, August 31st and reopen on Tuesday, September 4th. Enjoy the holiday and be safe!  ... Read More -->

Union Plus Offers Help for Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Published August 30, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

If you are an AGMA member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program1. Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to eligible participants of one of the following programs: Union Plus Credit Card Program2 Union Plus Life Insurance Accidental Death Insurance Union Plus Auto Insurance or Union Plus Mortgage Program Participants who live in the following counties may be eligible for individual assistance: Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Jackson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Vict... Read More -->

Hurricane Harvey

Published August 28, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Were you affected by Hurricane Harvey? Our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. All active AGMA members and those on Honorable Withdrawal are eligible to seek assistance from the AGMA Relief Fund. Please contact the AGMA Relief Fund intake unit at the regional office closest to you for information on emergency financial assistance and other resources.  For more information please visit     AGMA members are also eligible for resources and assistance through The Actors Fund – find out if you are eligible at Eastern Region 212.221.7300 ext. 119 Midwest Re... Read More -->

New Issue of AGMAzine

Published July 26, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The new issue of AGMAzine is out now! Visit our AGMAZine Archives to read the latest news about funding for the arts, organizing, the AGMA Relief Fund and other new initiatives, or to view past issues: [caption id="attachment_4256" align="aligncenter" width="219"] The newest AGMAzine issue, "Our Art Will Go On"[/caption]    ... Read More -->

Funding Approved for NEA, NEH, & CPB

Published July 24, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The full U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations has approved the funding necessary for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to continue functioning in the coming fiscal year. This comes after the House Appropriations subcommittees responsible for NEA, NEH, and CPB funding approved the same funding levels during markups last week. On Tuesday evening, the full House Appropriations Committee met and approved $145 million in FY 2018 funding for the NEA and NEH each with the passage of the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. The money allotted by the committee is $5 million less than Fiscal Year 2017 funding levels... Read More -->