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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 https://www.musicalartists.org/membership/agma-relief-fund/.     AGMA members are also eligible for resources and assistance through The Actors Fund – find out if you are eligible at http://www.actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help Eastern Region 212.221.7300 ext. 119 intakeny@actorsfund.org 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: https://www.musicalartists.org/membership/agmazine-archives/ [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 -->

July 4th

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

In observance of Independence Day, AGMA offices will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and reopen on Wednesday, July 5th. Enjoy the holiday and be safe!... Read More -->

Employers and Entertainment Unions Urge Full Funding for the NEA, NEH, and CPB

Published May 16, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

A diverse group of employers—ranging from the Motion Picture Association of America to the Tulsa Ballet—united with unions representing professionals from across the arts and entertainment industry to support continued full funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in Fiscal Year 2018. The unions, affiliates of the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE), represent actors, musicians, dancers, stagehands, and many other entertainment professionals. In a letter sent to Congress today, the union-employer coalition urged members to maintain current funding levels for the NEA, NEH, and the CPB in next year’s budget... Read More -->

Sacramento Ballet Artists Vote to Join AGMA

Published April 25, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The Sacramento Ballet Artists Voted 23-1 in favor of Joining the American Guild of Musical Artists. Sacramento, CA (April 24, 2017) – The Dancers, Stage Managers and Apprentices who comprise the Artists of Sacramento Ballet voted overwhelmingly to be represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the national labor union that represents dancers, singers, and stage production staff in dance and opera companies throughout the US. The election, conducted on Friday by the National Labor Relations Board, resulted in a vote of 23-1 in favor of AGMA.  This marks the second Ballet company in only the past two months to elect to join the ranks of companies represented by AGMA.  Just last month, the Artists of Sarasota Ballet... Read More -->

Good Friday

Published April 14, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Good Friday, AGMA offices will be closed on Friday, April 14th. We will reopen on Monday, April 17th at 9:30am.... Read More -->