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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.

Exploring the Metropolis

Fostering a vibrant and prolific performing arts community around shared resources of space and talent, and helping to broaden public access to the performing arts.

Provides information about pregnancy and a variety of topics for parents with children 0-18 (school, life, entertainment, etc.).

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Explains what disaster assistance and housing needs assistance are, who qualifies, and what other services FEMA offers. This resource also provides an online application and apply-by-phone directions, and allows users to check the status of their applications and find out how they can spend their assistance money.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Program

Provides money and services to people in a disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed. Visit their website to apply, learn more about assistance programs and access other resources.

Food Band for New York City

Provides emergency meals to New York City's hungry children and adults, increases low-income people's knowledge of nutrition and healthy foods, and helps them identify all the government benefits to which they are entitled.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Grant programs directly support individual artists working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. Their Emergency Grants program is the only multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

Fractured Atlas

Empowers artists and arts organizations by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression. Provides: fiscal sponsorship for artists and arts organizations, rehearsal and performance spaces through Spacefinder NYC, ticket sales and donation collection through, business education through Fractured U, assistance with International Artists Visas, access to insurance.

Free Tax Assistance Centers

This page of lists free tax preparation sites citywide that can help New Yorkers who qualify claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. Comsumers can file for the EITC for the past three years if they haven't claimed it already.

Freelancer's Union

Provides health insurance information and handpicked health insurance plans to fit freelancers' needs.

Future of Music Coalition

"Education, research and advocacy for musicians."

Gibney Dance

Mission is to bring the possibility of movement where it otherwise would not exist. Residencies, space, career development, community building, advocacy, committed to social justice.


Offers a wide array of programs and supportive services for people in New York City regardless of HIV status, though many programs are designed for people living with HIV or an AIDS diagnosis.

Provides information on public benefits by state. It is also has an online screening questionnaire that determines the benefits for which the user may be eligible.

Harlem Arts Alliance

A network based arts service organization comprised of established and emerging visual and performing artists, art lovers, businesses and organizations that serve the arts and culture community in Harlem and the Greater New York City area.

HHC Options, New York City, Westchester County and Nassau County

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) provides affordable health care services to all New Yorkers. HHC Options is a program that offers reduced and affordable medical fees for patients who do not have insurance, or who have limited coverage, and helps patients apply for public health insurance as well.