As COVID-19 continues to spread and spark growing concerns globally, the music and film industries are taking preventive actions by postponing or canceling tours, concerts, major festivals, and sporting events to limit the spread of potential infections. This has severely impacted roadies, who are highly skilled professionals, who work on live event productions. While productions are postponed or cancelled, the techs are out of work and will be for the foreseeable future. Many of these people are freelance and do not qualify for unemployment benefits. SoundGirls.org has teamed up with Loanne Wullaert of The Ventura Theatre and The Phoenix Collective and Daniella Peters of Rat Sound Systems to help ease the stress, even if in a small way.
The SoundGirls CoronaVirus Relief Fund helps production techs across the globe that are now unemployed due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic by providing a small amount of aid to purchase necessities and slightly ease the stress.
We are currently providing $100 gift cards (Visa, Target, Gas, Grocery, etc) to qualified techs. We hope to expand the amount in the coming weeks. We will begin sending the gift cards via email on March 20, 2020, and will fill all requests until we run out.
Make sure you are eligible.
Have been working in Live Event Production for the last three years as a primary source of income?
Be able to provide two professional referrals –
If you are in a position to assist your fellow techs please consider making a tax-deductible donation.
Make checks payable to:
California Women’s Music Festival (SoundGirls is under the fiscal sponsorship CWMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit #47-1361148)
Mail Checks and Gift Cards to:
SoundGirls- Attention Loanne Wullaert
48 South Chestnut St.
Ventura, CA 93001