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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.

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.

Dana Foundation

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

Directors Guild of America – DGA

Represents Directors, Unit Production Managers, Assistant Directors, Associate Directors and Stage Managers in film, TV, and commercials.

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

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.

Dramatist Guild of America

"Protect and defend your ownership of your creative material by protecting your copyright."

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Do I Help Someone Else?

This site encourages those concerned about a friend's or family member's substance abuse to be active, get involved, and to not be afraid to talk about the problem honestly and openly.

International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees, IATSE International

Represents Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada.