MOVERS AND SHAKERS" LUNCH

 

Saturday, August 11th

11 am - 12:30 pm

Crystal gallery, Detroit Institute of Arts

 

INTRODUCING THIS YEARS GUEST SPEAKERS: 

'THE ACTOR'S FUND'

 

A national outreach program to connect with dancers across the country. Their goal is to connect with the older professional population with information such as "how to build our brand" and "how to fundraise"
 

Two primary programs: 


1.) Career Transition for Dancers


-Geared towards dancers who have committed their life to dance and are leaving the business.  
-Scholarship and grant projects: not required to be a dancer leaving the industry, however financial requirements/professional industry requirements need to be met.
-"once a dancer always a dancer" 
they work to create programs and services that align with a dancers life and help dancers find work where they can use their creativeness.

 

2.) Dancers Resource

-Geared towards the wellness and emotional side of being a dancer. Essentially dancers who are injured. 
-There is an emergency fund in which they can provide industry dancers with a back up in case they are injured, or behind on rent, or can't pay their bills. 
-Each city is designated a social  worker.  Detroit will work with Catherine, based in Chicago. 
-There  is also supportive counseling, along with support groups for injured dancers. 
- many programs and resources such as health insurance referrals, financial wellness, & local resources. It is a National Organization
 

Available Housing in New York and Los Angeles. Actors Fund  owns properties in these locations, also in other locations. They also can provide "emergency fund" to dancers in locations which they do not own properties. 

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