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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Creative Vitality Index

Measures annual changes in the economic health of an area and gives information on the impact of the creative economy by locality.

CUNY Educational Theater Masters Program

This program meets the requirements necessary to become a certified K-12 drama teacher in both NYC and all New York State school districts.

Dana Foundation

Dedicated to the support of activities and publication in education and arts.

Department of Education Arts Standards

This site has a description of the California Department of Education arts standards.

Disability.gov

Provides comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits for disabled individuals and their families. A state & local resource locator is also provided.

DisasterAssistance.gov

Provides a compilation of disaster resources and services from several U.S. government agencies in a simple website where you can apply for numerous programs through a single application.

Division of Cultural Affairs

The Arts in Education program supports activities that promote the arts as an integral part of education and lifelong learning for all people in the State of Florida.

EasyRoommate.com

Advertise and contact roommates for free; fees range depending on length of stay, location, rent and other factors.

Economic Impact of Connecticut's Film, Television, and Commercial Productions

Connecticut's film, television and commercial production industries collectively support 8,500 jobs and generate almost $2 billion in economic return. These industries promote Connecticut and contribute to the state's $10 billion tourism industry, which supports more than 145,000 jobs.

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)

New Yorkers 65 and over who meet the income eligibility requirements can save as much as 60% on prescription medicines. For more information, call the EPIC hotline: 1-800-332-EPIC.

Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists

Online research tool offers 70 searchable tables with figures on working artists by state and metropolitan area, by demographic information (including race and ethnicity, age, gender and disability status), and by residence and workplace.

ESTA (Elders Share the Arts)

Community-based arts programs run by professional artists. ESTA offers programs in three disciplines: Living History arts, Intergenerational arts and arts in dementia care for older adults. The sites are based throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and the Bronx.

Evaluating NYC media sector development and setting the stage for future growth

The media and entertainment industry is an important contributor to New York City's economy, providing high quality jobs in an era when low-paying service jobs have become the norm. This reports aims to analyze the development and growth of NYC media by examining different subsectors and identifying the main trends that have shaped and will continue to shape NYC's media and digital media sectors.

Fair Health Consumer Cost Lookup

Medical and dental cost lookup tools that provide cost estimates of medical and dental services in your area and estimates of how much insurers generally cover when you visit physicians or dentists who are not in your plan’s provider network.

Families USA: Stage Agencies

Find state agencies that may be able to address consumer health care problems by improving administrative systems, writing new rules, or better enforcing existing rules.

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