Actors’ Fairness Affiliation has launched an emergency “Curtain Up Fund” and issued a grant to the Actors Fund to assist get members who misplaced work due to the COVID-19 shutdown of legit theaters throughout the nation to get again on their ft financially. The union is contributing $500,000 to begin the fund and can match one other $250,000 in contributions from different donors.
Actors’ Fairness Affiliation
“Everybody who works in theatre has had their reveals postponed and are frightened about how they may make lease subsequent month, to say nothing of different necessities like groceries and well being care,” mentioned Fairness government director Mary McColl. “It’s crucial that we do our half by creating the emergency Curtain Up Fund and we hope that everybody, from theatre lovers to viewers members, actors and producers, will contribute immediately to assist Actors Fund’s very important social companies and monetary help applications.”
Tax-deductible donations may be made right here.
Actors’ Fairness first made the case for emergency aid for arts and leisure employees on March 11, when information shops reported that Washington state and others would restrict public gatherings. Since then, Fairness members have despatched 1000’s of letters to their member of Congress urging aid for the business’s abruptly unemployed employees. Fairness has additionally partnered with the Coalition of Broadway Unions to hunt help for members in New York state.