Support

Apollo Artist Management actively support many movements & establishments that are key within the arts. Details of who and what we support can be seen below….

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organisation in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination & innovation, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

Industry Minds was created in 2018. The concept for the podcast was originally created by Scarlett Maltman. She felt that issues surrounding mental health within the creative arts were not talked about enough. Scarlett collaborated with Cathy Read to create a podcast that explores all areas of the industry. Interviewing a range of industry professionals in order to break the stigma on mental health in the arts. Alongside the podcast, they founded The Industry Minds Counselling Service. They are proud to offer an accessible free telephone service alongside counsellor Mary Burch BEM and run face to face counselling for creatives for £25. The cheapest counselling service in London.

Industry Minds run live podcast panel discussions which are free of charge to anyone who wishes to attend. You can find out about their events by visiting their website HERE.

Annemarie Lewis Thomas, Principal at The MTA, has launched the #Time4Change initiative concerning the necessity for Mental Health Education & care in the industry. The #Time4Change charter is opening up new doors daily for conversation across the industry. Theatre companies, Agents, Colleges, Theatres and individuals are signing up and the word is spreading fast. Mental health problems are more common among performers than the general population, every year one in three of us will experience mental health problems. And yet it still continues to be something that we avoid talking about or admitting to ourselves. It is time for this to change for good.

Applause for Thought is a non-profit organisation that provides free and low-cost mental health support, talks and workshops to those working in the entertainment industry. They recently teamed up with The Other Masterclass at The Other Palace, and run a series of low-cost mental health awareness events. Applause for Thought aims to provide a safe environment for performers to learn more about balancing their mental health whilst pursuing a career in the performing arts. Their recent events cover topics such as Coping with Loss & Grief, Building Self-Esteem & Beating Performance Anxiety and Putting Men in Mental Health. You can follow them on twitter @ApplauseThought to keep up to date with upcoming events and talks.

The ‘Me Too’ movement was founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence find pathways to healing. Their vision from the beginning was to address both the dearth in resources for survivors of sexual violence and to build a community of advocates, driven by survivors, who will be at the forefront of creating solutions to interrupt sexual violence in their communities.

The goal is to reframe and expand the global conversation around sexual violence to speak to the needs of a broader spectrum of survivors. Young people, queer, trans, and disabled folks, Black women and girls, and all communities of colour. They want perpetrators to be held accountable and they want strategies implemented to sustain long term, systemic change.

Suraj Shah set up the BAME account on twitter to support BAME and less represented artists within our industry he also most recently organised the first BAME General Open Auditions which we were lucky enough to attend. The audition allowed less represented actors to perform in front of industry-leading professionals on a panel. It’s a chance for those that are not represented in our industry to get in front of industry professionals but also for the panel to be able to see their talent. The panel was made up of Directors, Casting directors, Agents and Producers. You can follow them on Twitter & Instagram @BAMEBAMEBAME for casting calls, tips, news and much more.

Established in 1975, The LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. They believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential. #EqualityWins underpins much of what they do and they aim to be; ‘here if you need us.’ Each year, The LGBT Foundation serves over 40,000 people, achieving an average 98% satisfaction rating, as well as providing information to over 200,000 individuals online. As a result, they serve more LGBT people than any other charity of it’s kind in the UK.

Throughout all of their work, they support LGBT people to increase their skills, knowledge and self-confidence to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing. They also work in partnership with others to build strong, cohesive and influential LGBT communities.