Charity

All the money generated by the sale of fine art prints and ancillary merchandise will be included in a donation to the “Behind the Scenes” and “Backup–the Technical Entertainment Charity” organisations.

Behind the Scenes

behindthescenes-charity

The Behind the Scenes charity provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Grants are tailored to each individual and uses can include basic living costs, medical related expenses, transportation, and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes brings help and hope in times of great need.

The new Behind the Scenes Counseling Fund is designed to provide early access to mental health and addiction counseling for entertainment technology professionals by assisting with the associated financial burdens.

Backup–the Technical Entertainment Charity

Backup–the Technical Entertainment Charity

Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity – provides financial support to industry technical professionals working in live events, theatre, TV and film.

Whether it is an industry professional, or their family member who is seriously ill or suffering from an accident and needing support.

Backup works with potential recipients to fully understand the support needed and ensure that help is targeted effectively.

Grants are tailored to an individual’s needs and can include essential living costs, medical related expenses, advice, re-training and travel.

Backup will stay in contact with recipients and provide ongoing support. 

Backup – we help people get back on their feet

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Wegen der Corona-Pandemie wurden bislang mehrere hunderttausend Veranstaltungen in ganz Deutschland abgesagt. Demzufolge haben Freiberufler, Solo-Selbstständige und Kleinstunternehmen im Kulturbetrieb massive Umsatzausfälle zu verkraften. Um die existenziellen Folgen abzufedern, haben Bund, Länder und Kommunen Soforthilfeprogramme in Milliardenhöhe aufgelegt. Leider erreichen diese Maßnahmen nicht alle in ihrer Existenz bedrohten Freiberufler, die im Kulturbetrieb arbeiten.

Unzählige fallen durch alle Hilfsraster und werden unverschuldet auf Grundsicherung (Hartz IV) angewiesen sein. Freie Bühnen- und Tontechniker, Beleuchter, Stage Hands und Veranstaltungshelfer sind mit am stärksten betroffen und gleichzeitig unabdingbarer Bestandteil unserer kulturellen Infrastruktur. Sie brauchen jetzt schnelle, unbürokratische Unterstützung und Solidarität.