Am I eligible for help?

We provide free and confidential assistance nationally to everyone who works in performing arts and entertainment—including actors, dancers, musicians, stagehands, playwrights and many more. Whether you work on stage or on camera, behind the scenes or below the line, you can contact The Actors Fund for support.
  • The best way to find out if you are eligible is to check for the services you need on that specific program page.
  • Emergency financial assistance requires an application, documentation of your professional earnings and an interview.
  • Some programs, such as Career Transition For Dancers and Howl Emergency Life Project, have unique eligibility criteria.
  • Still not sure if we can help? Contact our regional office closest to you to speak with a social worker. We're located in:

New York City 
212.221.7300, ext. 119


Los Angeles
323.933.9244, ext. 455