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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 -->

Houston Grand Opera Finds Temporary Home

Published September 26, 2017   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in Texas / Oklahoma Area

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 -->

Miami-Dade Parks – Post Hurricane Update

Published September 15, 2017   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in Washington / Baltimore Area

If you are looking for a break from post-hurricane clean-up, the Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation Department opened many of their recreation centers! Families are welcome to charge their electronic devices, bring their lunch and play games or just cool off at the following sites: The sites are open Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17 from 9 am - 5 pm. Arcola Lakes Senior Center  8401 NW 41 Avenue, Miami, FL Bird Lakes Park  14365 SW 48 Lanes, Miami, FL Colonial Park  10750 SW 180 Street, Miami, FL Eureka Villas Park  114301 SW 180 Street, Miami, FL Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Park   3090 NW 50th Street, Miami, FL Kendale Lakes Park   7850 SW 142 Avenue, Miami, FL McMillan Park   6125 SW 133 Avenue... Read More -->

Upcoming Actors Fund Events in LA

Published   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in Southern California Area

The Actors Fund is offering numerous workshops, groups and seminars this fall for our members. Those in Southern California, or the greater Los Angeles area, should check out their offerings below and on the Actors Fund website for a full list of events. Encore Seniors Group Monthly Support group for entertainment industry career veterans, age 65 and older, who are coping with issues of aging, loss and transition, and who find remembrance of the past, along with hope for the future, as part of a like-minded group of older adults. This event occurs on the second Wednesday of every month. Click here for more information, or view the following link: Every Artist Insured A wee... Read More -->

Dancers Network Event – Dallas, TX

Published   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in Texas / Oklahoma Area

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 musicalartists  |  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 -->