Friends, have you heard of the Actors Fund? It's amazing. A nonprofit human services organization founded in 1882, the Actors Fund serves all professionals - and not just actors! - in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance through programs that address their unique and essential career needs. Employment in any division of the performing arts and entertainment industry is unpredictable. The life of an entertainment professional is very similar to any worker or independent contractor that moves from job to job to make their living. Work is erratic, security is fleeting and health insurance is often just a dream. For all of these reasons and many more, The Actors Fund offers services in housing, health care, social services, career guidance, training and more.
My favorite of their programs is the Work Program, which addresses the fact that many professional performers have to piece together several jobs in order to afford a living, which can be a confusing and challenging endeavor. The work program will train you in how to find part time jobs and contract work that will not only support you financially but will work toward your goals.
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