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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.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Grant programs directly support individual artists working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. Their Emergency Grants program is the only multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

Govbenefits.gov

Provides information on public benefits by state. It is also has an online screening questionnaire that determines the benefits for which the user may be eligible.

How Do I Help Someone Else?

This site encourages those concerned about a friend's or family member's substance abuse to be active, get involved, and to not be afraid to talk about the problem honestly and openly.

International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees, IATSE International

Represents Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Motion Picture and Theatrical Trade Division

Represents workers in the motion picture industry including firms that produce feature films, television programs, commercials, and live theatrical productions.

International Cinematographers Guild – IATSE, Local 600

Represents cinematographers and camera crews.

Internet Creators Guild

Advocacy, community and information for Content Creators.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

Addresses critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health injuries, a stretched VA system, inadequate health care for female veterans, and GI Bill educational benefits. Also provides valuable resources and empowers veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community.

Know the Stage

Information and resources for stagehands of all abilities and skill levels.

Lambda Legal

A non-profit advocacy organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. This site is also useful in finding laws regarding employment, relationship and parenting protection in every state.

Lawyer Legion

Consultation fee of $35 dollars, although that fee is generally waived for personal injury or social security cases disability cases. Following the referral, the client is entitled to a free 30 minute consultation after which further fees and assistance will be discussed.

Media Bistro

Provides career advice and employment listings for marketing, advertising, publishing, sales, PR, digital media, television, design jobs.

Medicare

A federally funded program that provides medical and prescription coverage for seniors and the disabled.

Mercy Medical Airlift

Coordinates free airline tickets for missions over 600 miles and negotiates low cost air ambulance service for individuals and families in need of this service.

MFY Legal Services, Inc

Provides free legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers on a wide range of civil legal issues including housing eviction prevention, public benefits and entitlements, mental health and consumer issues.

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