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Sources of Funding

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

In these challenging times, many people in our industry my be out of work. If you find yourself in this position and are looking for emergency funding, our friends at SETC have put together the below list of funding resources. If you have a resource you'd like add to the list below, please contact at us

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS – Emergency assistance for those experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 as well as ongoing support of health initiatives and other programs.

CERF+ Emergency Funding – CERF+ emergency assistance includes grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation – The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant – Created in 1993 to further FCA’s mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists

Authors League Fund – helps professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.

Actors Fund of America – assists those working in theater, film, television, radio, music, dance, opera and circus.

Dancers’ Resource – Support includes counseling, healthcare referrals, educational seminars, emergency financial assistance, and more.

Dramatists Guild Fund  – awards one-time emergency grants to individual playwrights, lyricists and composers in need of temporary financial assistance due to unexpected illness or extreme hardship.

Episcopal Actors Guild of America  – Theatre performers who perform live onstage before a live audience are the primary focus of the program.

Renaissance Entertainers, Services, and Crafters United Foundation (RESCU)  – established to promote and maintain the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Fairs, historical performances and other artistic events through several programs including financial assistance and counseling for emergency medical needs.

TheatreWashington Taking Care of Our Own – Washington, DC  – assist currently active Washington, DC area theatre professionals and artists in personal emergency situations.

Writers’ Emergency Fund – The PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund is a small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crisis.

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