The live events industry is in a state of emergency due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. On September 1st, 2020, #WeMakeEvents, a coalition of trade bodies, businesses, unions, and live events workers, is taking action to spread awareness of the current state of the industry. Here are some sobering facts:
Live events employ over 12 million people.
Live events contribute over $1 trillion annually to the US economy.
95% of live events have been canceled due to COVID-19.
96% of companies have cut staff and/or wages.
77% of people in the live events industry have lost 100% of their income.
97% of 1099 workers in the events industry have lost 100% of their income.
We Make Events has outlined multiple ways you can take action. If you are passionate about live events or one of the millions who work in the industry, we encourage you to visit their website and participate any way that you can: We Make Events