ABOUT THE INITIATIVE:
When you go for a live show, what you see and experience is much more than what the live performers put together. There is a large group of people who put in a lot of hard work, planning, designing and creating to give you an audio visual spectacle that completes the “live” experience for you. They are the freelancers who work from gig to gig putting up fabulous A/V shows and with each show, earn a modest living.
When COVID-19 hit, the gigs dried up and over the last 4-5 months, without the gigs the meagre income that these freelancers made, has disappeared. The scary part is that there is no sight as to when the gigs will return. With the lights and sound having gone from the gigs, so has it from the lives of these wonderful people. Many of them are struggling to feed their families.
The Bandwidth - Apart Yet Together campaign is focused on collecting money to help these freelancers in the entertainment industry in Singapore, tide through what is most certainly the toughest time of their lives. Today as we look around us and see the suffering of those who gave joy to our lives, we appeal to you to reach deep into your hearts and your wallets and bring the lights and sound back to their lives.
Bandwidth is a Singapore-based band that has, for the last 16 years, been having concerts in Singapore playing their signature ‘Bollywood Rock’ (cover versions of Classic Rock as well as music from Hindi movies from the 1960s to the 2000s) to audiences of between 1500 and 2000 people.
If you saw these guys on a regular day, at a party, at the park, at the kopitiam or even at work, they would surely pass off as the regular Indian Singaporean. But there is nothing regular about them when they are together and on stage – for that one night it is pure magic!
Bandwidth owes their success to their unique connect with their audience. They connect through music - music that spans many generations - from Pink Floyd to Maroon 5, from Led Zeppelin to Green day, RD Burman to Shankar Ehsan Loy, and from AR Rahman to…..well, it just stops with AR Rahman! They also connect by being just the average person – a group of guys with regular day jobs, families, the hopes and the worries and everyday issues and successes - donning their rock gear and transcending the ordinary for that one concert night.
Find out more on Facebook @Bandwidthbollywoodrock
About Teamwork Productions
Teamwork Productions applies its wide experience with the performing arts, artists, organisations and sponsors to building well curated Live events. Over the last 19 years we have curated festivals, concerts and shows and also presented theatre productions, stand up comedy, fundraisers and corporate events for the audiences in Singapore and the region. We have worked with esteemed organizations and government agencies like The Esplanade, National arts council, Singapore Tourism Board, Media Development Authority and others. A team of passionate women have been running the show and it has been a fun rollercoaster ride doing live events!
About Ray of Hope
100% of your donations to Ray of Hope go to people in need. We do not take a cut from the funds. 100% of all campaigns are also fully verified, so you know your funds go to real people with real needs.
At Ray of Hope, we take donor accountability very seriously. Our accounts are audited annually, and there is strong governance in place to ensure that your donations are properly channeled to the beneficiaries.
Ray of Hope is a registered charity and a member of the National Council of Social Service.
- Tue, Jun 30 at 11:59 PM
WHO CAN APPLY?
Singaporean & PR, self-employed (SEP) or freelance professionals working in the entertainment sector, who have suffered job loss or loss of income due to no projects / cancelled projects arising from Covid-19 measures. These include operational, technical and production crew, sound, light, stage and props technicians, designers, producers, ushers, artist liaison officers and others.
We are specifically looking to help those working primarily behind the scenes for ‘live’ events and were engaged for projects that were cancelled or postponed during this period.
HOW TO APPLY?
Applicants must provide the following information:
- Full name, NRIC, postal address, email & mobile phone contact, job role and description of work, and bank account number;
- Details of paid work done (at least one) in the Live Events scene between July 2019 – January 2020. This may include payslips, signed contracts or letters of agreement of previous work done;
- Details of income loss as a result of Covid-19 measures, including cancellation or postponement notices, signed contracts or letters of agreement from cancelled/postponed projects, or email correspondence with the director or producers, rehearsal schedule with applicant’s name etc;
- Additional information on any pressing family circumstances for e.g. urgent medical bills or essential expenses, new born babies, medical expenses etc.
- Number of dependants relying on your income in your household and their details (Name, Relationship to applicant and Age);
- Latest bank statement.
Applicants can submit their request for Financial Assistance through the following Google Form.
Deadline for submission is Sunday 30 June 2020 at 2359hrs. All applicants will be informed of application outcome by mid July.
As the funds collected will be limited and the number of applicants is not yet known, please note that priority will be given to those who bear heavier financial burdens, or are evaluated to be urgently in need. Ray of Hope shall evaluate all applicants, based on which the funds will be disbursed directly to the recipients.