The AFM Local 47 Executive Board has extended Emergency Relief for members who have lost revenue due to work stoppages resulting from the coronavirus COVID-19 emergency.
The Local 47 COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will be able to extend a limited amount of grants for members who work for employers covered by a Live Performance or Electronic Media Local 47 contract or CBA. Members in need may submit an application for up to two service sets lost in July and/or August, in the amount of $75 per service set, for a maximum total of $150. (The two service sets may be from the same employer or from different employers.)
A “service set” is a set of performances/rehearsals for one full run of a concert or show. For example, if a musician gets contracted to play for “The Sound of Music” on at the Pantages and is scheduled for 2 rehearsals and 3 separate performances, that counts as one “service set.”
While it is the Local’s wish to help all of our members who are in immediate need as a result of job cancellations from signatory employers, we must emphasize that the funds set aside for this purpose are limited. We therefore urge only musicians who are suffering hardship at this time to apply. If a grant will help you, please contact us.
The Music Fund of Los Angeles has also set up an Emergency Relief Fund in the amount of $75 per service set lost in July and/or August for a maximum of two grants totaling $150. This fund will be able to extend a limited amount of grants for members who work for employers covered by a Live Performance Local 47 contract or CBA.