TPA is proud to offer, with the assistance of Sustainability in Production Alliance (SiPA), sustainability tips starting this month! Learn more about the "Ten Easy Wins" through SiPA or visit the Music Declares a Climate & Ecological Emergency website to take the climate change pledge. Another tip: bring reusable water bottles and coffee cups and eliminate usage of single-use bottles, cups, cutlery and plates.
In the U.S., the Touring Professionals Relief Kitchen (TPRK), a TPA partnership with The LEE Initiative, announces that it is expanding its reach in the spring. The program heads to Austin, San Francisco, Oakland and Nashville to provide delicious chef-driven meals to those in need in the industry. More cities to follow!
In the U.K., Stagehand announces its fifth round of the Covid 19 Crew Relief Fund is open. This fund is for those who have worked in non-theater live events who need assistance with shelter and food as a direct result of the pandemic.
TPA joins forces with Tour Production Group for a web presentation on April 27 to discuss the industry white paper "A Change Is Gonna Come," which regards the intersection of mental health and musicians during the pandemic and what the future holds. TPA's Health & Wellness Program Coordinator Michael LoBue provided a discussion with the authors of the white paper and with clinicians.