COVID-19

This information was last updated at 10:30 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2020

NAPAMA is providing targeted resources for agents, managers, and self-represented artists. This list is NOT exhaustive.

In many cases, the best resource will be from your colleagues, which is where our Facebook pages will come in very handy. Post your questions or comments on NAPAMA’s Public Facebook page or on the NAPAMA Members Only Facebook page, where you will find link information for NAPAMA’s members-only webinar series. We also highly recommend finding resources with national and international professional organizations along with local, state/provincial, regional, and national governments, agencies, and organizations.

If you have any updates to the information below or if you have additional links to suggest, please email us at [email protected]

FAQs NAPAMA Webinars Other Webinars Public Health Advocacy and Preparedness
Funds and Relief Sample Communication Mental Health and Wellness Live Streaming Legal Issues ESA Reopening Guide

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COVID-19 Response: Memberships

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our industry now and in the coming months, we feel it is critical that we stay connected with each other. In that spirit, NAPAMA is offering our fellow professionals in the performing arts touring industry complimentary memberships through June 30, 2020.

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FAQs

A task force was created in early March 2020 by NAPAMA to develop a list of frequently asked questions and responses regarding th e coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic. The FAQs will be helpful for the entire field with special focus on issues facing agents, managers, and self-represented artists.


 

NAPAMA Webinar Series

Since Monday, March. March 30, 2020, NAPAMA has been offering webinars for our members with topics surrounding our shared issues and emotions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Links and information is mailed to members a day or more in advance and information will be available on our Members Only Facebook page as it develops. Webinars are held as topics are suggested, discussed, and developed.

  • MOVING FORWARD MONDAYS: Essential business issues that need attention as the paradigms are shifting
  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Rotating topics to feed your body, mind, and soul

NAPAMA websinars are recorded and posted on the FB Members-Only page within approximately 24 hours. And remember, any membership in NAPAMA is free through June 30, 2020, so we encourage you to sign up now to take advantage of the webinar sand other exclusive benefits.

 

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WEBINARS

APAP provides current nformation on upcoming and recorded webinars.

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION


Mental Health and Wellness Resources

NAPAMA has assembled this information as a resource for its members. Being listed does not, however, imply endorsement by NAPAMA.

Help Lines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor. There is 24/7 one-on-one support available for any type of mental health/isolation crisis from fully-trained counselors
  • Mental Health America: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Domestic Violence Abuse Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233; or if you are unable to talk safely, text LOVEIS to 22522
  • SAMHSA’s/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357 (HELP)
  • NAMI/National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline, Monday through Friday, 10 am-6 pm ET (9am-5pm CT, 8am-4pm MT, 7am-3pm PT, 11am-7pm AT): 1-800-950-6264 (NAMI)
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD): 1-800 622-2255

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Wellness

  • Head Space: Your personal guide for mindfulness for your everyday life. Offering free support during THE COVID CRISIS.
  • Talk Space: Offering mental health resources, therapists, and groups. Currently free for healthcare workers and discounts for everyone.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms—Self Care: Resources for self-care and things that support emotional and mental health during stressful times.
  • CALM: The #1 app for sleep, meditation, relaxation, and stress relief.
  • Music Health Alliance: MHA offers access to primary care services, dental care, and mental health counseling for insured individuals as well as low cost services for uninsured and low income music industry professionals nationwide.

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Mental Health and 12 Step

  • Backline—The Music Industry’s Mental Health & Wellness Hub: Connecting music industry professionals and their families to mental health and wellness resources. In response to the increasing anxiety surrounding coronavirus, Backline has launched the Come Together: COVID-19 Crisis Initiative, which includes bi-weekly support groups, meditation, breath work, yoga, and other virtual experiences to support the music industry during these times.
  • Tour Support, A division of LightHopeLife: Supporting the mental health and wellness of those creating and executing music tours. Offering independent touring contractors free online therapy through Better Help for one month if you have been employed by or were planning on joining a tour that has been postponed or cancelled.
  • In The Room—Online Global Addiction Recovery Network: Hosts over 130 live video meetings every week and others. Experience the safe and secure recovery meeting place for the other 23 hours a day when you’re not in a meeting.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: The Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (OIAA) is a service entity that operates on behalf of Online AA groups worldwide. The OIAA Meeting Directory features hundreds of meetings in an various formats, in many languages, happening 24/7.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms: Dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery, to Find Help.
  • Turn To Me—A Lifeline Online: Hosts online support groups for anxiety, depression, stress management, suicidal thoughts and feelings, and general mental health issues. All support groups are free to attend. There are online support groups on Anxiety, Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings, Depression, Stress Management and General Mental Health issues.
  • DBSA/The Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance: Wellness tools, coping tips, and inspiring stories from people across the country. Drop in often for podcasts, profiles, and special resources.
  • AADA/Anxiety And Depression Association of America: Extensive information and resources on anxiety as well as an anonymous online peer-to-peer support group.
  • NEDA/National Eating Disorders Association: In this time of great uncertainty and disturbance, we face the added danger that isolation brings to those among us who are struggling with an eating disorder. IMPORTANT—Health at Every Size (HAES)®-based clinicians offer live meal support every two hours beginning at 8am ET, 7am CT, 6 am MT, 5 am PT; daily.
  • NEDA HELPLINE: Feeling Hope (800) 931-2237
  • SAMHSA: A 24/7, 365-day-a-year resource dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This multilingual, confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
  • Better Help: The world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more.
  • Pride Counseling: Professional online counseling for the LGBTQ community. Get matched to a licensed therapist; and communicate via phone, video, and messaging.
  • VeryWell Mind: The seven best online anxiety support resources.

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Legal Landscape of Live Streaming

(shared with NAPAMA, an APAC organization, May 7, 2020)

TamizdatAVAIL now provides pro bono legal assistance with live Streaming questions.

As the performing arts are rapidly transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, artists and arts professionals are pivoting to new media to stay connected with audiences and with each other. But as we turn to technology to fill a void left by shuttered venues, it can be hard to figure out what is an opportunity, and what is a risk. TamizdatAVAIL is responding by expanding the scope of its pro bono legal assistance program to cover questions artists and arts professionals may have about live streaming performing arts content. If you have general legal questions about live streaming rights, royalties, reporting, takedowns, or clearances, TamizdatAVAIL’s volunteer attorneys are here to help. Contact TamizdatAVAIL for free legal assistance at +1 (718) 541-3641 or email  [email protected].

PDF of "The Legal Landscape of Live Streaming," presented through the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences.

The scope of TamizdatAVAIL’s program is limited. Limitations include working only with clients who do not have access to an attorney; questions that do not require an analysis of state, foreign, or international law; and issues that do not require written work product to be addressed.


ESA Reopening Guide

According to their website, the Event Safety Alliance is dedicated to promoting “life safety first” throughout all phases of event production and execution. We strive to eliminate the knowledge barrier that often contributes to unsafe conditions and behaviors through the promotion and teaching of good practices and the development of training and planning resources.

Regarding the guide, the ESA states, as of May 11, 2020: The Reopening Guide addresses health and sanitary issues that event and venue professionals need to consider in order to protect both patrons and workers. Since there is still insufficient testing, no contact tracing, and no vaccine against COVID-19, this guidance is particularly detailed. The first edition is tailored to be especially useful for event professionals reopening the smallest events with the fewest resources available to mitigate their risks, since in every municipal reopening plan these will be allowed to reopen first.

The ESA Reopening Guide (pdf, 29 pp) is available through the ESA website after providig your name and email address.

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