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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.

Social Media and the Performing Arts

This publication by Musical America provides information related to marketing the arts through social media and steps to take to start or improve a business' social media plan.

Career Planning and Counseling

Fractured Atlas

Provides services and support to artists and artist organizations.

Educational Scholarships

A resource for scholarships for adults returning to college, including a list of printed guides.

California Department of Education

Compiles a list of California funding available from various foundations and funds.

California Student Aid Commission

Provides information about monetary grants to help pay for the expense of students attending two- or four-year college, technical, trade, or vocational schools.

Career Transition for Dancers, a Program of The Actors Fund

Provides counseling and scholarship funds for dancers seeking a new career. A program of The Actors Fund.

Carl Sandburg Foundation

The Carl Sandburg Foundation has a list of scholarships and grants for students applying to and/or attending Illinois postsecondary institution.

College Art Association

Supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

Fast Web

Provides comprehensive information on national, local and college specific scholarships.

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC)

FAPSC works with over 200 private career colleges and universities to provide scholarships to entering students.

Florida Department of Education's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)

OSFA administers a variety of postsecondary educational state-funded scholarships and grants. Information for students, parents, and high school and postsecondary professionals.

Florida Links

Florida Links has a list of Florida educational funding available from various foundations and funds. Also provides links to other Florida scholarship sites and search engines.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Serves as the first step for higher education scholarship information. All government programs and most private scholar programs require completion of this application.

Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)

Administers a scholarship program to provide qualified local Jewish students who are legal and permanent residents of Los Angeles County with need-based scholarships.

Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance provides a comprehensive list of grants, scholarships, and other types of financial aid available to students attending colleges and universities in Louisiana.