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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

Adulted.About.com

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

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.

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.

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.

Online Education Database

Lists scholarships available for those pursuing college degrees.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation George Heller Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awards are offered to qualified SAG-AFTRA members and their dependent children for academic study in any field or for professional training in the performing arts. Visit the SAG-AFTRA website and follow the link to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation website. The scholarship is listed under "Assistance".

SAG-AFTRA Foundation John L. Dales Scholarship Fund

Awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents for study at accredited institutions of higher education, or to eligible SAG-AFTRA members to pursue related professions within the entertainment industry or change their career paths.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

A scholarship program to help cultivate the next generation of great artists and writers with the establishment of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. Recognizes and rewards the most promising up-and-coming artists and writers from lower-income backgrounds.

Willard Swire Scholarship

Provides financial support to qualified Actors Fund clients making a transition to a new career and enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Contact The Actors Fund's Career Center for more information.

Individual Artists and Small Arts Organizations

Artist Conference Network

A unique coaching community for people doing creative work. The Network is comprised of small groups throughout the U.S. Members are trained to coach and be coached.

Association for Performing Arts Presenters

A national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts.

California Arts Council

Contains a source of information linking artists and arts organizations to a variety of arts funding sources from governments, foundations and private sources.

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