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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.

DisasterAssistance.gov

Provides a compilation of disaster resources and services from several U.S. government agencies in a simple website where you can apply for numerous programs through a single application.

Dramatist Guild of America

"Protect and defend your ownership of your creative material by protecting your copyright."

EasyRoommate.com

Advertise and contact roommates for free; fees range depending on length of stay, location, rent and other factors.

Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists

Online research tool offers 70 searchable tables with figures on working artists by state and metropolitan area, by demographic information (including race and ethnicity, age, gender and disability status), and by residence and workplace.

FamilyEducation.com

Provides information about pregnancy and a variety of topics for parents with children 0-18 (school, life, entertainment, etc.).

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Explains what disaster assistance and housing needs assistance are, who qualifies, and what other services FEMA offers, provides an online application and apply-by-phone directions, and allows users to check the status of their applications and find out how they can spend their assistance money.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Program

Provides money and services to people in a disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed. Visit their website to apply, learn more about assistance programs and access other resources.

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.

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