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The Actors Fund Invites You to Upcoming Western Region Workshops, Groups and Seminars

Covid has hit the industry hard. So many productions have been stalled or scrapped due to Covid outbreaks. Many of us have struggled harder than we ever have before. Fortunately, The Actors Fund is here to help. Now you might be saying, “What does this have to do with me? I’m a camera operator or a DP or an editor or an independent producer?”. Don’t let the name fool you. The Actors Fund is for everyone. The Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.

Founded in 1882, The Actors Fund serve all professionals—and not just actors—in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance through programs that address the creative community’s unique and essential needs. As a national organization with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, they directly serve thousands of performing arts and entertainment professionals across the country every year, in person and via their online resources. Their programs are wide in scope, responsive in nature and produce significant results.

The Actors Fund offers a broad spectrum of online and phone programs to support the unique, essential needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts. Learn more and register for free workshops and services pertaining to The Career CenterFinancial WellnessHealth & Health InsuranceHousing and Social Services.

The Career Center offers a comprehensive suite of online programs and services that help entertainment industry and performing arts professionals to identify and find sideline work and discover new careers outside the industry.

Get started by attending The Career Center Orientation (Monday* or Thursday* session) to enroll in the career services offered. Once you’ve done that, you can enroll in workshops including Job Development Info Session*, Resume Writing Workshop* and Career Journey.

Financial Wellness online workshops and seminars increase your financial knowledge and help you learn the tools and skills to support lifelong financial health and stability.

Take Budgeting Nuts & Bolts* to learn the basics of financial wellness.

*Time listed in Eastern Time

The Actors Fund offers personalized health insurance counseling and enrollment support via Entertainment Health Insurance Solutions, referrals to health care resources, seminars on how to best care for yourself and more.

You can also join us for Every Artist Insured California.

Health Insurance HQ provides an update on the health care landscape from the expert team at The Actors Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC). View previous Health Insurance HQs here.

The Actors Fund operates several affordable housing residences across the country, including The Palm View in West Hollywood, and also offers online resources to help you learn more about affordable housing opportunities and other housing-related issues you may encounter.

With respect and understanding, our professional social workers offer our community help to address a wide array of challenges via online and phone counseling and support groups, education and practical help—completely free of charge.

Learn more about the next cycle of the Support Group for Injured Dancers*, as well as the launch of our newest group: Gendertainers: From Safety to Celebration*.

*Time listed in Eastern Time

For more information about The Actors Fund and all of the great services they provide for all creative professionals, go to their website at https://actorsfund.org

Written by Clint Milby

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