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Dancers of Ballet Austin Take Steps to Unionize

Published December 13, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Artists continue to organize in 2023, as the Dancers of Ballet Austin have signed cards to form a union and join the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Griff Braun, AGMA’s National Organizing Director, expressed his excitement about the development, stating, "This is a significant step forward for the Dancers of Ballet Austin as they unite to strengthen their collective voice, for themselves and for the Artists that will follow them." Ballet Austin was founded in 1956 and is among the country's 15 largest classical ballet companies. In a letter addressed to the Ballet’s management, the Dancers emphasized their motivation, stating, “Our forming of a union comes from a desire to preserve the things that we value... Read More -->

Reminder: Pennsylvania Area Meeting on December 18

Published December 11, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Reminder! The Pennsylvania Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Monday, December 18, at 7:00 p.m. ET. Members of the Area were sent a reminder email earlier today with more information and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

REMINDER: New York Area Meeting on December 16

Published December 9, 2023   |  By Alicia Cook  |  Post in All Areas

REMINDER! The New York Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Saturday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Members of the Area were sent a reminder email on Thursday, December 7, with more information and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

REMINDER: San Francisco Area Meeting on December 12

Published December 6, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The San Francisco Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Tuesday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. PT. Members of the Area were sent a reminder email earlier today with more information and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

Southern Central Area Meeting on December 19

Published November 29, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The Southern Central Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Tuesday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. CT. Members of the Area were sent an email earlier today with more information, fun eggnog recipes, and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

Opera Health: Insurance for Freelance Opera Professionals

Published November 28, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Opera Health is a health insurance marketplace specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of freelance opera professionals. Recognizing the challenges that often accompany a freelance career, Opera Health aims to provide a tailored solution for securing health insurance coverage. Unlike many plans available on healthcare marketplaces, Opera Health offers national coverage. AGMA wants to acknowledge the significant work that went into bringing this option to the freelance opera community, particularly the work of Alex Fletcher of Fletcher Artist Management LLC. While AGMA does not endorse any particular health insurance, and we strongly advise members to do their due diligence before selecting health insurance for themsel... Read More -->

San Francisco Area Meeting on December 12

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The San Francisco Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Tuesday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. PT. Members of the Area were sent an email earlier today with more information and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

Support the AGMA Relief Fund on Giving Tuesday

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DONATE Today is Giving Tuesday, a global movement dedicated to unleashing the transformative power of people and organizations in support of communities and the world. On this special day, we invite you to further the mission of the AGMA Relief Fund, a cause that has been providing crucial assistance to AGMA Artists in need since 1945. AGMA Artists enrich our lives through their artistry, bringing joy, inspiration, and cultural significance to communities around the world. However, the challenges they face, particularly in times of crisis, highlight the importance of initiatives like the AGMA Relief Fund. There are several meaningful ways you can contribute to the AGMA Relief Fund: Donate: Your generous gift of a... Read More -->

Members: It’s Time to Submit 2024 Basic Annual Dues

Published November 27, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA members may now submit their 2024 basic annual dues. Invoices were sent on or around November 17. To remain an AGMA member in good standing, and avoid future reinstatement fees, members should submit dues by December 31, 2023. In order to participate at all levels of the Union, members must remain in good standing. This means staying up to date on all payments and installment plans. To engage in negotiations, vote on contracts, attend caucus or committee meetings, receive important emails, access MyAGMA, and vote, nominate, or run as a candidate in union elections, it is essential that members remain in good standing. TO SUBMIT DUES: Members currently in good standing may submit their dues online, by loggin... Read More -->

New York Area Meeting on December 16

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The New York Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Saturday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Members of the Area were sent an email earlier today with more information and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->