It is hard to believe that we are approaching the two-year mark of the unofficial start of the pandemic in the United States. Since then, AGMA Artists faced a scary and uncertain future, but never lost hope. The past two years have carried tremendous costs—canceled performances, difficult financial consequences, and, most importantly, the loss of cherished family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones. We’ve also suffered a collective trauma, the results of which we’ll be grappling with as a society for a long time to come.
It’s important to recognize the way in which we are recovering and healing in our own ways. We’re still standing, together. AGMA Artists have returned to the studio and the stage and a semblance of even better days may be on the horizon. Where we are today would not have been possible without an incredible, coordinated effort between AGMA’s elected leaders, membership, signatory companies, and staff.
Thank you, to the whole AGMA community, for standing in solidarity, fellowship, and hope. Thank you for working together, and for helping us arrive at this point, two years later: different, but strong.