Where can I find grants for performing artists?
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To get an overview of funding information and resources available to artists of all types, start by reading our Knowledge Base article: Where can I find grants for individual artists?
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Association of Performing Arts Presenters
A membership organization, APAP offers several grant programs, such as the Cultural Exchange Fund, a travel subsidy available exclusively to APAP members. Members are also kept updated on external funding and grant opportunities in the Spotlights e-newsletter.
Membership organization. During times of crisis, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Emergency Assistance program provides financial assistance to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their families for basic expenses, including but not limited to rent, utilities and car insurance.
Theatre Communications Group
Grants for Individuals
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, publishes a listing of grants programs for actors, directors, writers, and theatre professionals.
The Actors Fund
Social Services and Financial Assistance
The Actors Fund Social Services offer comprehensive programs designed to meet the critical needs of entertainment professionals throughout their lives. Financial assistance can be provided for essential living expenses such as rent, utilities or medical costs.
The Dancers' Resource
Geared toward professional dancers dealing with significant injury. Provides emotional support, referrals, education and emergency financial assistance.
Theatre – Individual Artists
Listing of organizations that provide grants for performing artists, both men and women.
What Arts Councils Do For Performing Artists
A professional performer and teacher outlines what local arts agencies can do to support those in the performing arts. He also provides resources for grant funding for performances and lectures.
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