Monday, August 31, 2020

National Live Events Coalition PH participates in Global Red Campaign

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The National Live Events Coalition PH (NLECPH), an alliance of various sectors from the Live Events community comprising Theater and the Performing Arts, Freelance Creative and Production Workers, Social and Weddings events, Gigs and Music Festivals, AVL (audio video lights) coverage and staging / fabrication suppliers, Agencies and Activations, Concerts, Conventions, Tradeshows and Venues will take part in an awareness campaign about the plight of the Live Events Industry.

Aptly titled: GLOBAL RED, this worldwide campaign in raising awareness of the plight of LiveEvents industry impacted by CoVid-19 on a global scale will be held on September 1, 2020.

The peaceful campaign in lighting arts and music venues in red started in Germany on June 22, 2020 called Night of Light. It quickly spread throughout the UK and Ireland thru a campaign called Light It Red and Red Alert with #WeMakeEvents. South Africa followed suit with #LightSARed. On September 1, 2020 the North American leg
will commence headed by Live Events Coalition USA.

NLEC PH’s campaign representing the Live Events industry in the Philippines and South East Asia will co-occur on that date to harmonize the cause worldwide.

The façade of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Building, Philippine International Convention Center, Fort Santiago, De La Salle Universities and several establishments & landmarks all over the Philippines will be illuminated in red color.

Our local campaign participation will kick off with a ceremonial lighting of the CCP Main Building façade followed by a convoy
motorcade of technical service providers, commencing from the CCP route via Roxas Boulevard ending in TM Kalaw, Manila.

In order to raise awareness in the Philippines, the NLEC-PH is encouraging technical providers and rental companies to join in the campaign “Light up in Red” on the same date and time in support for all live event stakeholders.

The CCP fully supports these initiatives; and, as convenor of the Association of Philippine Performing Arts Spaces (APPAS), enjoins all its member-art spaces to participate in solidarity with NLEC-PH and the live events industry.

The Live Events industry is a wide network of collaborators - planners, organizers, suppliers, talents, and freelancers. The industry was the first to be impacted by the CoVid-19 crisis and is projected to be the last to restart around the world.

NLEC-PH is the first multi sectoral alliance in Asia formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its critical impact on the live events industry.

NLEC continues to amplify the voices, to empower, and to be advocates for every event practitioner.

While the NLEC-PH has made strides in coordinating with the government (with DOT, DTI, DOH and the Congress) in seeking support for the industry, thousands are
still unemployed and companies are still struggling. Millions of our counterparts across the globe in the live events industry are currently seeking aid, unemployment benefits and assistance from their respective governments.

Live Events is a global industry.

NLEC PH is in solidarity with the following organizations and movements currently raising an awareness campaign about the plight of the Live Events Industry:
#WeMakeEvents (United Kingdom)
Portuguese Association of Technical Services for Events (APSTE)
Live Events Coalition (USA)
Luz Ao Invisiveis (Brazil)
LightSARed (South Africa)
Freelancers Make Theatre Work (United Kingdom)
IATSE (USA and Canada)
#LetTheMusicPlay (United Kingdom)
#SoundOfSilence (Netherlands)

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