The Onsite Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity and leader in emotional health education and resources, today announced a partnership with MusiCares® to create and host a first-of-its-kind workshop for music industry professionals titled “The Key of C.” The three-day workshop is designed to help music industry professionals affected by COVID process the trauma and sense of loss from the past year, break the cycles that keep them stuck and unable to move forward, and provide a new sense of clarity, freedom, and direction. The tools will help attendees truly connect with themselves and work toward building an authentic life.
The “Key of C” workshop will take place September 1-4, 2021 at Onsite Workshops in Cumberland, Furnace in Middle-Tennessee and will be available to musicians, singer/songwriters, engineers, stagehands, managers, tour bus drivers, A&R, agents, make-up artists, venue managers, live crews, and anyone else who is currently working or has worked in the music industry and has been affected by the recent pandemic.
According to a first-of-its-kind Wellness in Music survey launched by MusiCares in October 2020, 51 percent of survey respondents indicated they had low to very low levels of confidence in being able to afford basic living expenses during the pandemic and 62 percent indicated experiencing moderately high to very high levels of financial stress, on a daily basis. Music people have also experienced increased levels of mental health struggles, with 26 percent of respondents reported experiencing moderate to severe levels of depression, 34.9 percent of respondents indicated seeking counseling for depression, anxiety, and stress, and 53.5 percent of those respondents said they were unable to get counseling because they couldn’t afford it.
“The music industry was greatly affected by COVID, as individuals lost their sense of security and identity, experienced tremendous loss and grief, and struggled to cope with the loss of control over their own destiny,” says Laura Hutfless, President of The Onsite Foundation Board of Directors. “We are so thankful that MusiCares has stepped up to help us meet this overwhelming need with financial resources.”
The workshop will provide tools, resources, and educational sessions that will guide individuals back to center, finding their true selves and a future filled with possibilities.
“As the leading music charity, MusiCares is dedicated to supporting music people in times of crisis and beyond,” says Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares. “We’re excited to partner with The Onsite Foundation and create these important tools as part of our continued efforts to help music people recover and come back stronger after the pandemic.”
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community in three key areas including:
- Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services: Support, referrals, and emergency financial assistance for counseling, psychiatric care, inpatient treatment, coaching, intensive outpatient care, sober living, and more.
- Health Services: Financial assistance during medical crises and preventive services such as dental and medical screenings, hearing clinics, vocal health workshops, and assistance obtaining low-cost health insurance.
- Human Services: Support for basic living expenses like rent, utilities, car payments, and insurance premiums in times of hardship, plus programs addressing affordable housing, career development, legal issues, and senior services.
MusiCares will also be underwriting scholarships for qualifying music industry professionals who qualify to attend any other programs through The Onsite Foundation including Triumph Over Tragedy, Life After Loss, Support in Service, and Haven for Healers. Applications for The Key of C are now open. For more information on how to apply, please visit www.theonsitefoundation.org.
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