New Facebook Group Brings AV Industry Together for Support & Relief Resources

A  newly-created Facebook group aims to connect audio, lighting, and video  professionals with resources to help each other through the current  pandemic crisis. AV Industry Relief Resources is a public Facebook group dedicated to networking between industry  professionals whose livelihoods have been impacted by the massive  cancellations of tours, productions, and the resulting layoffs  throughout the professional AV community. From job postings  and barter offerings to aid resources, humanitarian assistance, and helpful tips, the group is a place for pooling resources and helping  each other.

“Our  industry is truly the original gig economy, and a great many of us who live tour-to-tour and paycheck-to-paycheck have been hit hard by the  shutdown, right at the beginning of peak touring season,” says David Rahn, North American Sales Manager for Alcons Audio and a co-founder of the group. “It’s more important now than ever before for us to pull  together and help each other. Whether it’s a temporary job or a heads-up  about financial assistance, sharing our connections and our collective  knowledge can only be a good thing.”

“We’re  a diverse industry full of creative, talented people that has never  failed to come together in times of crisis,” added Daniel Keller, CEO of  Get It In Writing. “Information is power, and communication is our most  valuable asset. It’s our hope that this group will enable those of us  who need help to get it, and those of us who can offer help to connect  with those in need.”

Visit the Face Group page HERE.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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