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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.

Angel Flight Central

A volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to removing the burdens of arranging long-distance transportation at times of personal and community crisis.

Career Planning and Counseling

Springboard for the Arts

A nonprofit agency whose mission is to help self-employed creative people make a living in the 14 counties around the Twin Cities and into western Wisconsin. Offers low-cost individual consultations, workshops on professional development and attorney and accountant referrals.

Multi-Disciplines

Springboard for the Arts

A nonprofit agency whose mission is to help self-employed creative people make a living in the 14 counties around the Twin Cities and into western Wisconsin. Springboard administers the Artist Loan Fund, a low-interest revolving loan fund for artists; and the Emergency Relief Fund, which offers up to $500 to artists who have had a career-threatening calamity. Also provides information on locating low cost health care.

The J. Happy Delpech Foundation

The J. Happy Delpech Foundation provides grants of up to $250 to artists in the Midwest with AIDS or serious illness. The fund has no website, but can be reached by mail at J. Happy Delpech Foundation, 1579 North Milwaukee, Suite 211, Chicago, IL 60622, or called at 312-342-1359.

Physical Health

Health Care Aid Grants

Veterans and their families may qualify for a grant to help pay for medical and some dental treatment if they are not eligible for other programs such as Federal VA health care and they are unable to afford the treatment.

The Marketplace

HealthCare.gov

Official site of Affordable Care Act. See health coverage choices, ways to save money on health insurance, and how law affects you.

Medicaid

ForwardHealth

Medicaid plans provide health care for those who are 65 or older, blind or disabled, and those with family income at or below the monthly program limit. Eligibility is based on income, assets, and type of care needed.

Help with Medical Costs

Springboard for the Arts

The Artists' Access to Healthcare program provides uninsured and underinsured artists with a $40 voucher to use for medical services at the N.I.P. Community Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota.