Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the AGMA Relief Fund has graciously received donations and support from around the world. Thanks to a film Q&A series on Zoom hosted by the Chicago Media Project (CMP), the AGMA Relief Fund will be included in another call for donations.
This Friday, April 10, at 6:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. ET.,CMP will present a virtual Q&A and discussion with the minds behind the documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway. Special guests include Dava Whisenant, director; Steve Young, star of the documentary/collector; and Hank Beebe, subject/musical composer.
Any donations received during this live stream will go to the AGMA Relief Fund and the Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund.
Those interested are encouraged to watch the Netflix documentary prior to the discussion and must register their attendance here. A link to join the event will be emailed to registrants directly by CMP prior to the start time.
“During this difficult time, the Chicago Media Project is hoping to share a call to action with our audience. Given the subject matter of this film, we are encouraging our attendees and members to donate to the AGMA Relief Fund,” said a CMP spokesperson.
As a reminder, any AGMA member in good standing, or on honorable withdrawal, may apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund. Please visit agmarelief.org for guidelines and to begin the application process. One-time grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis, based on immediate need. Due to the immense demand, it is taking up to three weeks to process applications.
The AGMA Relief Fund depends on the generosity of many. We urge anyone who can to donate to the AGMA Relief Fund to consider assisting our members in need. If you would like to donate, please visit here.
The Chicago Media Project funds social impact documentaries and uses dynamic media as a catalyst for meaningful conversation. Follow them on social media: @wearecmp.