Unions and Guilds
SAG-AFTRA Foundation: Providing emergency financial assistance to current members via a COVID-19 disaster fund. Contact: https://sagaftra.foundation/assistance/disasterrelief.
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees: Offering member resources and information on health plan waivers for testing for COVID-19. IATSE members should visit the website https://www.iatse.net/coronavirus-update-portal for further details.
Teamsters Local 399: Listing resources and options for members facing hardships posted on their website. Contact: https://www.ht399.org/
Writers Guild of America, West: Providing member resources and on where they can get legal help and information on accessing health care. Contact: https://www.wga.org/members/employment-resources/covid-19-resources.
Writers Guild of America, East: Providing member resources. Resources for its members. Contact: www.wgaeast.org/covid19/.
Directors Guild of America: Waiving costs for COVID-19 testing for its members and providing other support. For more information on health and pension plan questions call (877) 866-2200 or visit https://www.dga.org/News/Guild-News/2020/April202/CoronaVirusMessageFromSchlammeHollander_032016.aspx
Producers Guild of America: Offering a three-month extension to members who are unable to pay their dues PGA members. Contact: https://actorsfund.org/gethelp.
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Assistance Fund: Helping qualified applicants with financial assistance. Contact: (888) 994-3863, Ext. 6003, or via email at the website https://wrpioneers.org.
Motion Picture and Television Fund: Providing emotional and financial assistance and resources to qualified industry members. For further information visit https://mptf.com or call 323-634-3888.
Actor’s Fund: Providing emergency financial assistance to qualified actors, performers and film crew workers. Contact: actorsfund.jotform.com/200766730518860.
Recording Academy: Helping those in the music community affected by the pandemic via a COVID-19 Relief Fund. Contact: https://www.grammy.com/sites/com/files/covid-19_relief_app_2020_revised.pdf.
Equal Sound: Providing relief for musicians who can confirm gig cancellations. Contact: 888-955-7880 or download a grant application form at https://www.sweetrelief.org/uploads/1/2/5/8/125899880/sr-grant-application-2011-new-logov2.pdf
Sundance Institute: Offering relief for independent artists and organizations. Visit https://www.sundance.org/
Crew Nation – Live Nation: https://www.livenationentertainment.com/crewnation/
National Endowment for the Arts: NEA will award 40 percent of the funds directly to state and regional arts agencies by April 30th to distribute through their funding programs. https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/CARES/grant-program-description
Artist Relief: Apply for a $5, 000 grant funded by small to mid-sized grantmakers Visit https://www.artistrelief.org/
Counseling and Mental Health
Managing Toxic Stress from Echo Training: https://www.echotraining.org/resources/
National Mental Health Alliance
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
800-950-6264 Text MHA to 741741 www.nami.org
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. www.rainn.org 1-800-656-HELP (4673)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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