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HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF FUNDS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Actors Fund of America

Actors Fund of America provides financial assistance to performing artists.

If you are a professional in the entertainment industry in need of emergency assistance due to Hurricane Katrina, please call The Actors' Fund at 1.800.221.7303. Please identify where you are calling from and ask to have an intake worker paged. If you call and get the voicemail system, dial extension 119.

For more information: www.actorsfund.org


American Federation of Musicians
Grants available to Union Members between $200 - $2,000
www.unionplus.org/hurricane.cfmg


Screen Actors Guild Foundation
Emergency Assistance available to qualified members of SAG.
www.sagfoundation.org
(323) 549-6773


AFTRA Members Located in Affected States
For AFTRA members located in the affected states, please contact the Miami office at (954) 920-2476 for more information on available assistance. The Miami local can also be reached by email at miami@aftra.com.


Society of Singers: Financial Aid

SOS helps singers who have financial needs resulting from personal, medical or family crises. Charitable grants may be provided for basic needs including rent, utilities, medical/dental expenses, substance abuse rehab, psychotherapy and HIV/AIDS treatment. Grants are always paid directly to creditors. SOS is unable to provide assistance for credit card debts, tax debts, loans, voice lessons, demos, head-shots and other music projects.
ELIGIBILITY: Any individual who has derived his or her primary income as a professional singer for five years or more may qualify for services.


The Southern Arts Federation has established an Emergency Relief Fund to assist arts organizations and artists residing in Gulf Coast communities most devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Distribution and decisions on the use of funds will be made by state arts agencies. www.aact.org/index.htm



HOUSING

SAG Foundation Housing Board
www.sagfoundation.org
It is designed for SAG members, but it has been opened for non-members to help with housing swaps for those displaced by Katrina. When logging into the system type "Guest"as the member ID#.


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