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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Music

MusiCares

The Emergency Financial Assistance Program covers financial, medical and personal emergencies. Eligibility is based on at least five years in the industry or credited contribution to six commercially released recordings or videos.

Musicians Foundation

Helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses. All professional musicians are eligible to apply.

Rhythm and Blues Foundation

Provides emergency financial assistance to former Motown artists of the 1960s and 1970s.

Southern California Blues Society

SCBS Artist Assistance Fund is designed to provide immediate assistance to blues performers to help defray the financial burden of medical costs and other expenses placed on people in time of crisis.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Provides financial assistance to career musicians who are facing illness, disability or age-related problems.

The Musicians Benevolent Society of Houston

The MBS provides professional musicians with up to $1,000 in temporary financial assistance for medical emergencies.

Multi-Disciplines

Behind the Scenes

Provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Grants are tailored to each individual but uses can include basic living costs, medical related expenses, transportation, retraining, and funeral expenses.

Denver Actors Fund

A modest source of immediate financial and volunteer assistance when members of the Denver theater community find themselves in situational medical need.

Dramatists Guild Fund

Provides confidential grants to professional dramatists experiencing personal hardships such as health-related problems or the temporary loss of income. Recipients need not be Dramatists Guild members.

Max's Kansas City Project

Max's Kansas City Project provides emergency funding and resources to financially distressed individuals in the creative arts for housing, medical aid and legal aid.

Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) is an emergency financial assistance fund of the Screen Actors Guild that can assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis.

RESCU Foundation

Established to promote and maintain the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Faires, historical performances and other artistic events through several programs including financial assistance for emergency medical needs.

Springboard for the Arts

A nonprofit agency whose mission is to help self-employed creative people make a living in the 14 counties around the Twin Cities and into western Wisconsin. Springboard administers the Artist Loan Fund, a low-interest revolving loan fund for artists; and the Emergency Relief Fund, which offers up to $500 to artists who have had a career-threatening calamity. Also provides information on locating low cost health care.

The Episcopal Actors' Guild

Provides grants to professional performing artists in emergency situations or crises. Grants are given only after the applicant's needs have not been substantially met by their parent union or The Actors Fund, and/or other charitable organizations.

The Haven Foundation

Makes grants to freelance writers and artists experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or other emergency or personal catastrophe. The grants are renewable for up to five years ending approval of renewal application.

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