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Nov. 14, 2018 | Send us comments by clicking here
ATTENTION: All individuals interested In protecting your rights as independent musicians! The Artist Rights Caucus [ARC 802] will be hosting its bi-monthly meeting at Local 802 on Monday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. ARC was designed as a forum for members to make their voices heard on the issues of copyright reform and digital rights issues. ALL 802 MEMBERS WELCOME!
Spread the word! Year two of the Local 802 Emerging Artists Project is almost here, and applications will open on Dec. 1. The EAP is a four-year, $10,000-per-year grant program designed to encourage and mentor ensembles new to the music scene and the union. The project is open to all groups of three or more players in any genre of music who live or work in the New York tri-state area and who have been performing together for at least one year. Anyone interested in applying should click here between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. Applicants' work will be adjudicated by respected members from all areas of the NY musical community. Grants will be awarded in early 2019. This year's winner will join the exciting Roxy Coss Quartet, our first EAP winner, as recipients of this award.Good luck to all!
Please join us to celebrate the life of Local 802 member Chuck Wilson (1948-2018) on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Local 802 from 5pm to 9pm. For more information or to help out at the event, please e-mail Ellen Elchlepp.
The NYC Office of Nightlife is on a five-borough listening tour. All New Yorkers are invited to raise issues, voice concerns and share ideas. This is an important opportunity for musicians to share our concerns and experiences as nightlife workers to influence the decisions this office will make. The next date is Nov. 15. For the complete schedule -- and to RSVP now -- click here.
DO YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS WHO HAVEN'T JOINED LOCAL 802 YET? New members who join between now and Dec. 28 pay NO INITIATION FEE as part of our new membership special. To join now, click here.
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