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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at the Entertainment Community 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.

Educational Scholarships

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Serves as the first step for higher education scholarship information. All government programs and most private scholar programs require completion of this application.

Online Education Database

Lists scholarships available for those pursuing college degrees.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation George Heller Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awards are offered to qualified SAG-AFTRA members and their dependent children for academic study in any field or for professional training in the performing arts. Visit the SAG-AFTRA website and follow the link to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation website. The scholarship is listed under "Assistance".

SAG-AFTRA Foundation John L. Dales Scholarship Fund

Awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents for study at accredited institutions of higher education, or to eligible SAG-AFTRA members to pursue related professions within the entertainment industry or change their career paths.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

A scholarship program to help cultivate the next generation of great artists and writers with the establishment of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. Recognizes and rewards the most promising up-and-coming artists and writers from lower-income backgrounds.

Individual Artists and Small Arts Organizations

Artist Conference Network

A unique coaching community for people doing creative work. The Network is comprised of small groups throughout the U.S. Members are trained to coach and be coached.

Association for Performing Arts Presenters

A national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts.

California Arts Council

Contains a source of information linking artists and arts organizations to a variety of arts funding sources from governments, foundations and private sources.

Creative Capital

Provides support to artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video and in emerging fields.

Foundation Center

Contains a comprehensive list of funding available to individual artists and artists' organizations.


Online crowdfunding tool for funding creative projects.

New York Foundation for the Arts

One of the largest grant makers to individual artists.

NYFA Source

Provides a comprehensive database of awards, services, and publications for artists in all disciplines.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Provides financial grants for recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both.

Puffin Foundation

Provides grants to emerging artists in the fields of art, photography, music, theater, dance and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired.