All performing musicians, sound and lighting techs have no work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to start a member co-op to provide temporary relief for my many friends, fellow musicians and co-workers in this sector of the gig economy. Technicians are also gig workers who often get forgotten in support for the performing arts. Most of us freelance and are independent contractors and some are part time. Thus unemployment benefits may not be available and we will all have taken a financial hit to our livelihoods. Naturally, we are all concerned about those in dire medical need and who are at risk of homelessness and hunger and hope you give there first. We are blessed to be able to participate in the performing arts. Of course you know we have expenses and believe people in our communities enjoy our live local music culture and would like to help keep it thriving. Funds will be distributed to all members in rotation in increments of $50 to $100 as donations accrue and as members experience considerable income loss due to cancellations. There are virtually no prospects for work at public performances for an indefinite period. The co-op membership will be open to all my contacts and others in the same boat to a maximum of 100 individuals.