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CrewCare Announces Plug-In Workshops

Posted by CrewCare / Support Act | Apr 22, 2021

Plug-In is an ongoing series of online workshops that have been designed by Support Act and CrewCrew to specifically address the needs of live music crew.

The purpose of these workshops is to give crew the tools to deal with life both on and off the road and change the way we go about our daily lives and work. Their aim is to create resilience in both younger and older crew, now and into the future, for men and women alike.

The first round of workshops will be facilitated by the Indigo Project’s Ash King and address issues such as stress management, uncertainty and building resilience, self care and dealing with disappointment. The Plug-In program is funded by the Australian Government.

CrewCare is an organisation of experienced men and women in the live music entertainment industry wanting to improve the care for all workers in the production and allied industries.

CrewCare is all about supporting technical and backstage personnel and their loved ones, those who work or have worked in the Australian live music and entertainment scenes.

The pressure and demands of the music industry can be intense, particularly on live production crew. It is an industry that functions on time constraints and performance under pressure. Working under such demanding conditions can sometimes have huge repercussions, not just on individuals, but partners, families and friends as well.

A not for profit organisation, CrewCare organised the national 2019 Roady4Roadies events which raised over $62,000 for crew in its first year and will continue and expand in 2020. There are many other areas of fund-raising well advanced in their planning by the CrewCare team which includes some of the most experienced figures in the Australian live production world and associated music industry areas.

Proudly partnering with Support Act, CrewCare raises money and awareness whilst looking after the welfare of all Australian live production workers. CrewCare directs all donations and fundraised monies through the Support Act Roadies Fund, ensuring that crew have access to ongoing vital crisis relief and mental health services.

To learn more about CrewCare, Support Act and Roady4Roadies head to the CrewCare website – CLICK HERE

Access to the PLUG-IN programs and other project and programs available – CLICK HERE

Looking for more? Check out Support Act’s – Tune Ups Interview Series

Music industry charity Support Act presents a second release of Tune Ups, a high impact, intimate and revealing video series on mental health with Australian music heroes. The seven-part series, released over seven weeks, features Brendon Love, member of ARIA Award winning and Grammy nominated The Teskey Brothers; ARIA and Golden Guitar Award winning country artist Fanny Lumsden; rising superstar G Flip; hip hop sensations Ziggy Ramo and Barkaa; and industry heavyweights Sahara Herald, Tour Director of Frontier Touring and legendary roadie and CrewCare Co- Founder Howard ‘Weird’ Freeman.

The series goes deep into each subject’s raw, and deeply personal mental health journeys, in some cases further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, what it took to take control of their own wellbeing and what they do now to stay on track. Tune Ups is supported by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts, Brag Media and YouTube.

Watch each episode at supportact.org.au/tune-ups.

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