Getting Started | Entertainment Community Fund

Getting Started

Your success matters to us. Learn how to gain access to and use our comprehensive suite of services to identify and establish additional streams of income.

We are delighted that you have chosen The Career Center to help you develop and manage your career goals. We know that working professionals often need additional career opportunities to support their industry work. Through your participation in The Career Center, you will learn how to develop and manage your career.

To participate in our services, follow these steps:

Step 1: Attend The Career Center Orientation. During orientation, you will learn specific details about how we support you in your career.

Step 2: Complete Registration Documentation. During orientation, you will be asked to complete a registration form that tells us about you, your work in the industry and your career goals.

Once you have completed these two important steps, you will gain access to an array of programs designed specifically for the entertainment and performing arts community:

Am I eligible?

Seminars, Webinars and Select Workshops:

  • Open to professionals and pre-professionals pursuing paid employment in the performing arts and entertainment industry.

Individual Career Counseling, Job Search Coaching and Groups:

  • Professional Union: Active union members are eligible to participate. Must provide union information.
  • Professional Non-Union: Non-union members will be asked to provide employment documentation.
  • Former Professional: Union or non-union members will be asked to provide employment documentation.

Get in touch:

No matter where you live in the U.S., we’re here to help. Get in touch with your nearest regional office at:

Eastern Region
212.221.7300, ext. 259

Central Region

Western Region
323.933.9244, ext. 450

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council. 

Related Sites & Organizations

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Provides funding to individual artists.

Alliance for California Traditional Artist

Provides a list of organizations that have funds available to individual artist and artist organizations.

Silicon Valley Creates

Selects the Santa Clara County region's finest artists through a competitive process, using independent expert panels, and honors these artists with unrestricted cash prizes at an Artist Laureate celebration.

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Offers resources to individuals wishing to start their own business. Providing information on preparing a business plan and choosing a business type and structure.

California Department of Education

Compiles a list of California funding available from various foundations and funds.