The Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community
On TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER an hour after sundown, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM EDT, the Live Event Community are asking Technicians,
Suppliers, Live Event Workers, Event Venues and Companies, and everyone who is, or knows folks that are, to give a shout out to the live event community across the country with light the night red – raising awareness for an industry that is still dark.
You can create your own light up the night red activity and register it here:
Sign up for updates (and to register your installation): http://liveeventcommunity.org/redalert
Social Media: @WeBuildentertainment
In Halifax, Antony Kahil is wanting to create 8 key and highly visible areas to awash Halifax in Red Light on Sept 22nd.
If you or anyone you know can help him realize his lighting concepts for this Day of Visibility contact him.
Phone: (1) (902) – 817 – 3330
The live event community was the first out of jobs, and by all indications will be the last back. Many people are facing choices between food and rent, or are facing evictions. Production personnel and artists, companies all across production and entertainment are fading to black.
On Tuesday, 22 September 2020, an hour after sundown, we are asking technicians, suppliers and venues across the country to light the night red – raising awareness for an industry that is still dark. This is a “red alert”, reminding Canadians that we are still here and ready to work, but to stop the spread of COVID-19, large events, conventions and concerts have been cancelled indefinitely. Campaigns in Germany (#nightoflight2020) and the UK (#LightItInRed) have been successful in raising the profile of an industry that has lost 80-95% of its business since March.
The live event community needs every jurisdiction in Canada to find the time and a red light. It does not need to be a giant show; it just needs to be a show of red.
Traditionally, theatres are dark on Monday, allowing everyone involved a day off. We will light the night RED on Tuesday, a night that would normally bring bright marquees and lit stages.
Your help is needed to shine a light on the tens of thousands of live event workers who are in the wings while theatres, convention halls and arenas remain dark. Venues, shops, homes (and gnomes!) awash with red. We would love to see YOU the workers lit up in red as well! Put your city’s twist on it.
We need our venues, shops, homes (and gnomes!) awash with red.
The arts and live event community support an amazing variety of industries and possess a remarkable collection of skills. By coming together on Sept 22nd it will showcase the magnificent scope of live events, and the people who create them.
Starting 28 August, there will be an interactive map at https://liveeventcommunity.org/redalert/ where you can showcase your installation. There will be an opportunity to give some love to your installation sponsor/supporter as well. An appropriate hashtag will allow us to push our cause to the top of the trending lists on 22 September. In the meantime, sign up for our newsletter to get information as soon as it’s available.
This is not a protest. We are reminding our communities and our government that we have been told to stand by for the health of our fellow Canadians and that we want to be ready to return to work once the danger has passed.
The arts and live event community would like to thank our various provincial and federal governments who have been supportive to this point with programs like CERB, CEWS, arts and heritage grants — but it’s not over. Our stages, conference rooms, event centres, and venues are still dark. We need continued support until the lights are back on for good.
We support an amazing variety of industries and possess a remarkable collection of skills. We are coming together to showcase the magnificent scope of live events, and the people who create them.
We need your help to shine a light on the tens of thousands of live event workers who are in the wings while theatres, convention halls and arenas remain dark.
Scott Macmillan/Jennyfer Brickenden
Scojen Music Productions Ltd.
PO Box 46057 Halifax NS B3K 5V8