The newly-formed Performing Arts Managers and Agents Coalition (PAMAC), comprising more than 230 managers and agents from 150 agencies across the United States, has this week announced that its recent change.org petition has secured more than 15,000 signatures.
The petition has been shared over 2,000 times on social media – including by leading artists such as rock band My Morning Jacket, actress/director/author Felicia Day, jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
“We are on a mission to work together in collective action to advocate for legislative reform for the broader arts sector …” Primo Artists President Charlotte Lee has this week said.
“Through grassroots efforts and the support of leading performing artists and 25 service organizations standing with us, our petition has quickly gained traction and we are making progress in connecting with Congressional leaders to build awareness about the plight of our industry and the need for the arts to be included in the next stimulus package …” she has said.
“Our belief is that arts relief is the only way the industry will survive and make it to the other side … until we can resume full-capacity live performances, we need Congress to take action to protect those who will be the last to return to business.”
If you’d like to support PAMAC, please visit: www.artsrelief.org.
The arts is a fragile ecosystem and we must support our precious art form. Relief is necessary for the arts community…
— Yo-Yo Ma (@YoYo_Ma) July 5, 2020