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”, “Backup–the Technical Entertainment Charity” and #handforahand organisations.
Behind the Scenes
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 – 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
Due to the Corona pandemic, several hundred thousand events have been cancelled throughout Germany so far. As a result, freelancers, solo self-employed and micro-enterprises in the cultural sector have had to cope with massive losses of revenue. To cushion the existential consequences, the federal, state and local governments have launched emergency aid programs worth billions.
Unfortunately, these measures do not reach all of the freelancers working in the cultural sector whose livelihoods are threatened. Countless freelancers fall through the cracks and, through no fault of their own, will have to rely on basic welfare benefits (Hartz IV).
Freelance stage and sound technicians, lighting technicians, stage hands and event assistants are among the hardest hit and at the same time an indispensable part of our cultural infrastructure. They need fast, unbureaucratic support and solidarity.