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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.

Artists in the Workforce

A profile of the American arts community based on both census reports and the American Community Survey from 1990 through 2005. Information includes demographics, employment and income, and residency.

Arts Education Partnership

Promotes the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America's schools.

Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers – ATPAM

ATPAM members are press agents, publicity and marketing specialists, company managers, and house and facilities managers who are devoted to the health, vitality and success of staged entertainment of all types.

Benefits CheckUp

An online screening site with information about federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health, and a variety of other basic needs.

Building Your Family

Provides helpful information and resources for adoptive parents.

Cancer Care Assist

Provides limited grants to individuals for certain expenses related to treatment.


Database connecting cancer patients and their caregivers to useful resources such as financial assistance, travel assistance and tips, support networks, and information on clinical trials, prevention and recent advances.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Provides information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth.

Corporate Angel Network

Organization that eases the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business. Check website for eligibility requirements.

The popular listings site has sections for Chicago and other Central Region cities.

Creative Educational Systems

An excellent source for curriculum and activity resources.

Creative Vitality Index

Measures annual changes in the economic health of an area and gives information on the impact of the creative economy by locality.

Dana Foundation

Dedicated to the support of activities and publication in education and arts.

Directors Guild of America – DGA

Represents Directors, Unit Production Managers, Assistant Directors, Associate Directors and Stage Managers in film, TV, and commercials.

Provides comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits for disabled individuals and their families. A state & local resource locator is also provided.