Australian Road Crew Association (A.R.C.A.)
Support Act is proud to partner with the Australian Road Crew Association, a non-profit proprietary company dedicated to helping ROADIES. Together we recognise and celebrate the incredible contribution made by crew – past, present and in the future – to the Australian Music Industry.
ARCA’s primary aim is to facilitate and encourage social interaction between members on a continual basis. They do this through regular reunions and through their peer-to-peer support program. If you are looking for more information about these activities or want to become a member of ARCA, please visit their website.
ARCA’s secondary aim is to raise funds to help its members and crew. This is where Support Act’s expertise and contacts are helping. We have established a dedicated ROADIES fund to support road crew. Any donations made to this fund will be used solely to assist road crew through our crisis relief service. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Support Act provides the following services:
1. Crisis relief – 1300 731 303
We help artists and music workers facing hardship due to illness, mental health problems, injury or some other crisis, to get back on their feet when they have hit a tough patch or just need breathing space. This can include assisting with daily living costs, providing referrals to other support services, and to bringing comfort and dignity to people in the final stages of life. We also provide funding for funerals.
2. Help a Mate
We support friends and family seeking to raise funds for an artist or music worker in crisis. Help a Mate events typically involve a benefit concert and/or online appeal. Support Act provides promotional opportunities, administrative support and financial acquittal of the funds raised.
3. Wellbeing Helpline – 1800 959 500
Our new flagship service is a free, confidential 24/7 counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing. It is staffed by professional counsellors who offer expertise in all areas related to mental health (depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal feelings) as well as issues which can be mental health related (loneliness, relationship breakdown, financial worries, illness and workplace conflict).
We encourage all road crew to utilise these services and invite you to share this information with anyone who might benefit. Click here for more information.