Event Industry Peer Support Services

Overview

DanceSafe is teaming up with the Zendo Project under Party in Place to offer free Virtual Peer Support Groups for individuals within the event, festival, nightlife, and music industries whose careers, community and livelihood have been impacted by COVID-19.

Peer Support Groups will take place once a week for 2 hours. Group maximum capacity is 10. Groups are open, meaning that individual attendees will change on a week by week basis. These sessions are facilitated by Zendo Project staff and volunteers and are opportunities for community to come together to share experiences in a community format.

The session format will be:

  • Once a week
  • 2 hours long
  • 10 participants
  • Non-mandatory attendance

The Zendo Project is a program of MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. MAPS has been providing peer support services at mass gatherings and events for over 20 years. 

The Zendo Project’s peer support services are not a substitute for medical, psychological, psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, or advice. Event participants utilizing the Zendo Project’s digital peer support services do so at their own risk and are fully responsible for their own acts, behaviors, and the consequences of those acts and behaviors. The Zendo Project’s peer support services do not offer a guarantee or warranty regarding the results or reliability of the information obtained through its services. 

Do not disregard or delay seeking professional advice because of the availability of services offered by the Zendo Project. If you are in a crisis or if you or any other person may be in danger or experiencing a mental health emergency, immediately call 911 (USA) or your local emergency resources. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please seek medical attention.

Eligibility

Event Industry Peer Support Groups are for individuals currently or recently employed or contracted (part-time or full-time) within the event, festival, nightlife, and music industries whose livelihood has been impacted by COVID-19. Due to overwhelming need and limited organizational capacity, three tiers of applicants have been defined and are eligible for these services.

How to Apply

Tier 3 Applicants

Tier 3 Applicants are individuals currently or recently employed or contracted (part-time or full-time) within the event, festival, music, and nightlife industries whose livelihood has been impacted by COVID-19. Click the button below to apply!

Application Opens: June 24th

Application Closes: July 31st

Session Begins: TBA