Event Industry Peer Support Services

Overview

DanceSafe is teaming up with the Zendo Project under Party in Place to offer free Event Industry Peer Support Groups 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. 

Event Industry Peer Support Groups will be held weekly and are 2 hours long. 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 Event and Festival staff to come together to share experiences in a community format.

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.

Tier 1 Applicants

Tier 1 Applicants are individuals currently or recently employed or contracted (part-time or full-time) by organizations that collaborate with BOTH the Zendo Project AND DanceSafe to offer harm reduction services at their events.

Tier 1 also includes individuals that volunteer with the Zendo Project and/or DanceSafe AND are or were currently employed or contracted in the event and nightlife industries.

Tier 2 Applicants

Tier 2 Applicants are individuals currently or recently employed or contracted (part-time or full-time) by organizations that collaborate with EITHER the Zendo Project OR DanceSafe to offer harm reduction services at their events. These are individuals whose livelihood has been impacted by COVID-19.

Are you an event or festival that has had DanceSafe at your events in the last year but you didn’t receive an email? Please reach out to partyinplace@dancesafe.org to help us connect your employees and contractors with these services.

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.

How to Apply

Tier 1 Applicants
Organizations that collaborate with BOTH the Zendo Project AND DanceSafe to offer harm reduction services at their events will be contacted directly via email. The Zendo Project and DanceSafe will provide information to be forwarded to all individuals currently or recently employed or contracted (part-time or full-time) within the organization to apply.

Individuals that volunteer with the Zendo Project and/or DanceSafe will be emailed directly by their respective organizations.

Application Opens: April 28, 2020
Application Due: May 4, 2020
Notification of Selection: May 8, 2020

First “Tier 1” Event Industry Peer Support Group: Monday, May 18, 2020 3 PM PST / 6 PM EST

Tier 2 Applicants
Organizations that collaborate with EITHER the Zendo Project OR DanceSafe to offer harm reduction services at their events will be contacted directly via email. The Zendo Project or DanceSafe will provide information to be forwarded to all individuals currently or recently employed or contracted (part-time or full-time) within the organization to apply.

Application Opens: May 18, 2020
Application Due: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Notification of Selection: Friday, May 29, 2020

First “Tier 2” Event Industry Peer Support Group: Thursday, June 4th @ 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST

Tier 3 Applicants

Tier 3 Applicants, 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 AND support the Zendo Project AND DanceSafe, will be notified via social media.

Application Opens: TBD

Updates for additional tiers will be provided via our website and social media.