Actors Fund California Events

    Recurring Monday Events (California)

    • Managing Cash Flow Graduate Group, January-June, 2021 (PT)

       

       

       

    • LinkedIn Suite For Entertainment: Part 2, LinkedIn Purpose & Job Searching

      Workshop Hours: 10:30am - 1:00pm PT / 12:30pm - 3:00pm CT/ 1:30pm - 4:00pm ET

      PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

      LinkedIn Suite for Entertainment 
      The Career Center’s Linkedin Suite for Entertainment program seeks to provide arts workers with the LinkedIn skills and knowledge needed to engage the platform in a meaningful way and will help you explore how to market yourself for the career paths you’re actively pursuing. While we encourage you to participate in all 4 parts of the LinkedIn series for an optimal experience; it is not required to participate in each part of the series. 

      Part 2: LinkedIn Purpose & Job Searching 
      Are you ready to take your LinkedIn skills to the next level? This course will provide you with advanced LinkedIn strategies that are guaranteed to help increase your profile views and grow your network in a meaningful way! In this session we will review the following LinkedIn areas:

      Explore your LinkedIn Purpose: Why do you want to use LinkedIn? What opportunities are you hoping to gain by utilizing the platform?
      Job Searching Tutorial: Receive an in-depth overview of how to use LinkedIn's job search features. 

      Program Breakdown
      Part 1: Profile Development Basics
      Part 2: LinkedIn Purpose & Job Searching
      Part 3: Networking, Content Creation, Challenge Introduction 
      Part 4: 15-Day #TheCreativeLife LinkedIn Challenge 

      WE LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU CULTIVATE YOUR LINKEDIN PRESENCE! 

      RSVP: 

      Zoom Registration

      LOCATION: 

      Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate. 

      To access the link to the meeting please register via Zoom.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: 

      Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure that you are on time.

      CONTACT NAME: 

      Alexandria Bellivan

      CONTACT EMAIL: 

      abellivan@actorsfund.org

      RECURRENCE: 

      Bi-Monthly

      DATES: 

      Monday, May 03, 2021, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    • Career Center Orientation

      Please note your time zone: 9-11:30 am (PT);  11am-1:30 pm (CT); 12-2:30 pm (ET)

      Orientation is the first step to enrolling in the services of The Career Center. 

      The Career Center addresses a central challenge for performing arts and entertainment professionals: navigating the episodic nature of work in the industry. For many, survival work—initiated to make ends meet—ends up draining the creative professional and becoming more of a problem than a solution. This orientation will help you begin to take the necessary steps to identify meaningful work that complements your life in the entertainment business.

      Orientation for The Career Center is held every Monday, except national holidays, at 12 noon ET and Thursday evenings at 4 pm ET.

      RSVP: 

      Zoom Registration

      LOCATION: 

      Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate (a headset or earphones with a mic are recommended, though not required).

      To access the link to the meeting please register via Zoom

      ATTENDANCE RULES: 

      Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational. 

      CONTACT NAME: 

      Rita Renner

      CONTACT EMAIL: 

      rrenner@actorsfund.org

      CONTACT PHONE: 

      917.281.5959

      RECURRENCE: 

      Every Monday except legal holidays

      DATES: 

      Monday, May 03, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, May 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, May 17, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, May 24, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Jun 07, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Jun 14, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Jun 21, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Jun 28, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Jul 12, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Jul 19, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Aug 02, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Aug 09, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Aug 16, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Aug 23, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Aug 30, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Sep 13, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Sep 20, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Sep 27, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Oct 04, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Oct 18, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Oct 25, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Nov 01, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Nov 08, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Monday, Nov 15, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Recurring Tuesday Events (California)

    • How to Job Search During a Pandemic, Part 1 (PT)

      10:00 am - 11:30 am

      Online via Zoom

      Do you need help figuring out how to look for work during the current crisis? Are you wondering how to stay focused on your long term career goals when there is a hiring freeze? If so, please join us for the How to Job Search During a Pandemic workshop.

      In part one of Job Search During a Pandemic you will:

      Discuss how to manage job market uncertainty
      Explore how to search for remote or currently hiring positions
      Discover how to keep your long term job search active during the slow down 
      Please Note: This workshop series is not sequential. Participants can take parts 1 and 2 in any order. 

      RSVP: via Zoom

      Attendance Rules: Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational.

      Contact Name: Dara Blaine

      Contact Email: DBlaine@actorsfund.org

      For more information

      Dates:

      Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    • Every Artist Insured: Getting & Keeping Affordable Health Insurance During COVID19 (PT)

      10:00 am - 11:00 am

      Online via Zoom

      This seminar will help you understand the Affordable Care Act and give you clear, step-by-step guidance on what your Covered California options are and how to get the most affordable coverage. We will provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed. Find out how to re-estimate your income after a loss of work, and whether you’re eligible for free insurance or subsidies. This is an excellent opportunity for unbiased information.

      Note: This is geared towards those living in California. If you live in NY or NJ, please sign up for our NY/NJ webinar. If you live in a state other than NY, NJ or CA, you can view our archived Every Artist Insured Nationwide webinar at any time at https://actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/artists-health-insurance-resource-center (scroll down to "Learn More"). 

      RSVP: via Zoom

      Attendance Rules: RSVP required via Zoom

      Contact Name: Entertainment Health Insurance Solutions

      Contact Email: ahirchealthreform@actorsfund.org

      Contact Phone: 833.777.EHIS (3447)

      Recurrence: Second Tuesday of every month 

      For more information

      Dates: 

      Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Nov 09, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    • Career Journey (PT)

      A central challenge for many performing arts and entertainment professionals is navigating the episodic nature of their work in the industry. For many, survival work—initiated to make ends meet—ends up draining the creative professional and becoming more problem than solution. The purpose of this workshop series is to assist performing arts and entertainment professionals in their search to find meaningful work. Career Journey offers strategies to gain agency over your career.

      Career Journey - Act 1: Who Am I?
      Are you looking for meaningful work to support your artistic pursuits or new career options, but don't know where to start? In this workshop you will begin your career journey by:
      •    Identifying your work values to help you find meaningful work
      •    Identifying your interests to help you find engaging work
      •    Identifying  your personality preferences to help you find work environments where you thrive
      You'll discover what meaningful work looks like for you while developing language you can use in a resume, interview, and while networking.

      Career Journey - Act 2: What Are the Possibilities? 
      Now that you know your values, interests, and personality preferences, what are the possibilities? To continue on your career journey you will:
      •    Identify your transferable skills
      •    Develop your strategic career blueprint
      •    Utilize career brainstorm techniques to think outside the box
      You'll discover a sense of what is possible in your career moving forward.

      Career Journey - Act 3: How Will I Get There? 
      Now that you have brainstormed potential work opportunities, how will you get there? To continue on your career journey you will:
      •    Navigate labor market research resources and strategies
      •    Learn to develop your network to find people and organizations that can help
      •    Learn how to test work ideas through experience
      You'll evaluate your work ideas based on who you are and what you need to find a meaningful fit.

      Program Breakdown

      March 2: Career Journey - Act 1: Who Am I?
      March 9: Act 2: What Are the Possibilities?
      March 16: Act 3: How Will I Get There?

      April 6: Career Journey - Act 1: Who Am I?
      April 13: Act 2: What Are the Possibilities?
      April 20: Act 3: How Will I Get There?

      RSVP: Zoom Registration

      LOCATION: Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate. To access the link to the meeting please register via Zoom.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational.

      CONTACT EMAIL: CareerCenterWest@actorsfund.org

      DATES: 

      Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    • Covid-19 Support Group For People Living With HIV (PST)/(EST)/CST)

      This is an eight week support group.

       How can the HIV community best support each other during this time of COVID-19?

      Open to all Actors Fund clients living with HIV. 

      RSVP: COVID-19 SUPPORT GROUP FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV

      LOCATION: Via the ZOOM Platform

      Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm EST; 12:30 – 2pm CST; 10:30 –12:00pm PST

      PREREQUISITE: This group is for Actors Fund clients who are living with HIV.

      Group will be limited to 25 participants and slots will be filled on a first response basis.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: Group members will be asked to complete a group participation form and an informed consent.

      CONTACT NAME: Alison Ankeny

      CONTACT EMAIL: aankeny@actorsfund.org

      RECURRENCE: First and Third Tuesday of the month for 8 weeks

      DATES: 

      Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    • Mind Body Spirit- A Group For Black Women Working In The Entertainment Industry (PT)

      Being a professional in the entertainment business comes with its unique challenges. For Black women these challenges are often compounded by racism and sexism. This 6-week gathering provides a supportive and uplifting space centering exclusively the experiences of Black women working in entertainment. 

      RSVP: Pilar Haile-Damato

      LOCATION: Online PT

      PREREQUISITE: Must complete a pregroup interview with social worker before being admitted to group.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: Must intend to complete all 6 sessions.

      CONTACT NAME: Pilar Haile-Damato

      CONTACT EMAIL: pdamato@actorsfund.org

      RECURRENCE: 

      Every Tuesday from 5/4-6/8 2:00-3:30PT

      DATES: 

      Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021, 2:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 2:00 pm

    • How To Do A Job Search During A Pandemic, Part 2 (PT)

      Please note your time zone: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT / 12:00pm - 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

      PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation. Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

      Do you need help figuring out how to look for work during the current crisis? Are you wondering how to stay focused on your long term career goals when there is a hiring freeze? If so, please join us for the How to Job Search During a Pandemic workshop.

      In part two of Job Search During a Pandemic you will:

      • Discuss how to manage job market uncertainty
      • Explore how to search for remote or currently hiring positions
      • Discover how to keep your long term job search active during the slow down 

      Please Note: This workshop series is not sequential. Participants can take parts 1 and 2 in any order.

      RSVP: Zoom Registration

      LOCATION: Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate (a headset or earphones with a mic are recommended, though not required).

      ATTENDANCE RULES: Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational. 

      CONTACT NAME: Ross Berg

      CONTACT EMAIL: RBerg@actorsfund.org

      DATES: 

      Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    • Budgeting Nuts and Bolts (PT)

      A single-session workshop focused on identifying financial goals and getting specific about the flow of money in our lives. Participants will learn simple strategies for tracking income and expenses in a way that makes sense for performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who don’t always earn and spend the same way each month, and get connected with resources and an action plan to take the next step.

      This workshop is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month (except holiday weeks), and some Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm ET.

      ***Beginning in April 2020 and until further notice this event will be held online only via Zoom webinar. There is no in-person meeting.***

      RSVP: 

      via Eventbrite

      LOCATION: 

      ***Until further notice this event will be conducted virtually (online) only. ***
      Participants must RSVP via Eventbrite to receive instructions for joining the webinar.

      PREREQUISITE: 

      Registration via Eventbrite is required.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: 

      Registration via Eventbrite required. This workshop is free, confidential, and open to all professionals in performing arts and entertainment.

      CONTACT NAME: 

      Rebecca Selkowe

      CONTACT EMAIL: 

      rselkowe@actorsfund.org

      RECURRENCE: 

      First Tuesday of every month, except holiday weeks, at 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT / 9:00 am PT

      DATES: 

      Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Tuesday, Sep 07, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    • Every Artist Insured California

      This is a web-based seminar that will help you understand the Affordable Care Act and give you clear, step-by-step guidance on what your Covered California options are and how to get the most affordable coverage. We will provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed. Find out if you’re eligible for free insurance or subsidies. This is an excellent opportunity for unbiased information.
      If you are in a different state outside of California, we can still help you. If you live east of the Mississippi River you need to speak to our Eastern team. Their info is on Actorsfund.org under resources and their phone number is 917.281.5975.

      All attendees who registered for this seminar will receive a link to the email provided with the link to access the seminar prior to the event.

      RSVP: 

      Every Artist Insured California

      LOCATION: 

      Via Zoom

      CONTACT EMAIL: 

      info@ehisca.com

      RECURRENCE: 

      The second Tuesday of every month

      DATES: 

      Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Nov 09, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    • Support Group for Entertainment Professionals

      Virtually join other performing arts and entertainment professionals to discuss the stress of change and the unknown during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight-week group will be a way to connect with others in the community, reflect on the new normal and develop coping strategies. Topics of discussion include handling uncertainty, dealing with loss, managing relationships and loneliness, finding ways to cope, and navigating hope and resilience. This supportive space will allow you to share with and learn from others as we move through this wave of change together. 

      Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to the Actors Fund: https://actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/mental-health

      LOCATION: 

      All sessions will be held via Zoom. 

      PREREQUISITE: 

      An initial interview with a facilitator is required for all participants.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: 

      The group is open to participants nationwide. Participants must attend all 8 sessions. 

      CONTACT EMAIL: 

      supportgroups@actorsfund.org

      RECURRENCE: 

      Every Tuesday for 8 weeks; 10:30am-12:00pm PST (1:30pm-3pm ET and 12:30pm-2pm CT).

      DATES: 

      Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jul 06, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    • Intro to Financial Wellness: Budgeting Nuts & Bolts

      A single-session workshop facilitated by Jaime Delgado, LCSW focused on identifying financial goals and getting specific about the flow of money in our lives. Participants will learn simple strategies for tracking income and expenses in a way that makes sense for performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who don’t always earn and spend the same way each month, and be connected with resources and an action plan to take the next step. 

      Note: This event is open only to professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry. Registrants will receive instructions for joining the webinar approximately one (1) hour prior to the event start time.

      RSVP: 

      Eventbrite

      LOCATION: 

      ***Beginning in April 2020 this workshop will be held virtually (online) via Zoom until further notice. Instructions for joining the webinar will be e-mailed to registrants in advance of the event.***

      CONTACT NAME: 

      Jaime Delgado

      CONTACT EMAIL: 

      jddelgado@actorsfund.org

      CONTACT PHONE: 

      312.880.1537

      RECURRENCE: 

      Second Tuesday of every month

      DATES: 

      Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 12:30 pm

      Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021, 12:30 pm

      Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021, 12:30 pm

      Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021, 12:30 pm

      Tuesday, Nov 09, 2021, 12:30 pm

    • Psychology of Money (LA)

      Psychology of Money is a six-week group that explores how familial, cultural and industry attitudes contribute to our thinking, feelings and behavior around money, both positive and negative, and assists members to integrate a sense of money mastery in their lives.

      RSVP: 

       

      LOCATION: 

      Via Zoom

       

      PREREQUISITE: 

      To ensure a positive group experience, an initial interview will be required.

       

      ATTENDANCE RULES: 

      Drop-ins not permitted.

       

      CONTACT NAME: 

      Lara Green

       

      CONTACT EMAIL: 

       

      DATES: 

      Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jul 06, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Recurring Wednesday Events (California)

    • Job Search Seminar Unit 2 | Networking Principles and Practices (PT)

      Workshop Hours: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT / 12:00pm - 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

      Networking is considered the most important tool in your job search tool kit. During this seminar we will discuss how to leverage the hidden job market through networking and the best practices of networking towards success.

      RSVP: 

      Zoom Registration

      LOCATION: 

      Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate (a headset or earphones with a mic are recommended, though not required).

      To access the link to the meeting please register via Zoom.

      PREREQUISITE: 

      The Career Center Orientation | Weekly Mondays & Thursdays 

      ATTENDANCE RULES: 

      Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational.

      CONTACT NAME: 

      Ross Berg

      CONTACT EMAIL: 

      rberg@actorsfund.org

      DATES: 

      Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    • Encore (PST)

      ENCORE is an ongoing, once-monthly process group—for entertainment industry professionals 65 and over—that offers a safe place to explore the challenges of growing older in "the business."  Our members form friendships, offer support, and together are building a community of vibrant, creative seniors.  The group is free, confidential and open to professionals in the performing arts and entertainment in California.

      RSVP: via email

      LOCATION: Online via ZOOM 

      PREREQUISITE: An interview is required prior to attendance

      ATTENDANCE RULES: Drop-ins not permitted.

      CONTACT NAME: Alexandra Booke, LCSW

      CONTACT EMAIL: abooke@actorsfund.org

      CONTACT PHONE: 323-330-2443

      RECURRENCE: Second Wednesday of every month

      DATES: 

      Wednesday, Jun 09, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    • Job Search Seminar Unit 4 | Interviewing for Success (PT)

      Workshop Hours: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT / 12:00pm - 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

      PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

      It’s a fact: better interviewers get better job offers. However, the process of interviewing is anxiety-ridden. The key to doing well in an interview is to fully prepare and to practice, practice, practice.

      RSVP: Zoom Registration

      LOCATION: Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate (a headset or earphones with a mic are recommended, though not required).

      To access the link to the meeting please register via Zoom. 

      ATTENDANCE RULES: 

      Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational. 

      CONTACT NAME: Ross Berg

      CONTACT EMAIL: rberg@actorsfund.org

      Dates:

      Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Black Entertainment Professionals Gathering (PT)

      With all the highs and lows of 2020, one thing that stood out was the need for friendship and supportive community. Realizing the very real and ever-present challenges faced by Black people, The Actors Fund continues its efforts to provide support by offering quarterly gatherings for Black professionals to talk, laugh, grieve and celebrate their unique and shared experiences as Black people in entertainment. Focusing on healing and affirmation and offered via Zoom, these gatherings will be facilitated by Black mental health professionals from the L.A. office. 

      RSVP: pdamato@actorsfund.org

      LOCATION: On Zoom - open nationally. Pacific Standard Time

      ATTENDANCE RULES: Please arrive at the start of group. 

      CONTACT NAME: Pilar Haile-Damato

      CONTACT EMAIL: pdamato@actorsfund.org

      CONTACT PHONE: 3233302446

      RECURRENCE: First Wednesday of every month

      DATES: 

      Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021, 12:00 pm

      Wednesday, Jul 07, 2021, 12:00 pm

      Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021, 12:00 pm

      Wednesday, Sep 01, 2021, 12:00 pm

      Wednesday, Oct 06, 2021, 12:00 pm

      Wednesday, Nov 03, 2021, 12:00 pm

    • Job Search Seminar Unit 1 | Personal Branding (PT)

      Workshop Hours: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT / 12:00pm - 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

      PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

      Today’s employment climate is more competitive than ever and there are many people out there competing for the best jobs available. As a result, the first step to a successful job search is to effectively communicate your talent and skillset to hiring managers.  What will you do to set yourself apart?  

      RSVP: Zoom Registration

      LOCATION: Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate (a headset or earphones with a mic are recommended, though not required).

      To access the link to the meeting please register via Zoom.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational. 

      CONTACT NAME: Alexandria Bellivan

      CONTACT EMAIL: abellivan@actorsfund.org

      DATES: 

      Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    • Parenting Through A Pandemic

      Are you living with the challenges of balancing self-care with the needs of your family and navigating a career in the entertainment industry?

      It’s safe to say that parenting issues have become even more complex in this time of  COVID-19.

      Join us virtually for an eight week discussion and support group. Our goal is to create a safe space where parents can share information, offer and receive emotional support, and discuss strategies with other parents who are encountering similar challenges.

      Open to professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry who have children between the ages of 1-18 who are living at home.

      Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to The Actors Fund: actorsfund.org/MentalHealth

      RSVP: 

      Parenting Through a Pandemic

      LOCATION: 

      Via Zoom

      11 am-12:30 pm PT/1 pm-2:30pm CT/2 pm-3:30pm ET

      PREREQUISITE: 

      An initial interview with a facilitator is required for all participants. Open to all participants nation-wide.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: 

      Participants are expected to attend all eight sessions. 

      CONTACT NAME: 

      Alison Shanks Ankeny

      CONTACT EMAIL: 

      aankeny@actorsfund.org

      CONTACT PHONE: 

      13233302418

      RECURRENCE: 

      Every Wednesday for Eight Weeks

      DATES: 

      Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Wednesday, Jun 09, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Recurring Thursday Events (California)

    • Social Networking (PT)

      10:00 pm - 12:00 pm 

      Online via Zoom

      Created a LinkedIn account and wondering what to do next? This workshop will help you reframe your networking strategies and develop your brand on LinkedIn to more effectively connect to the people, organizations, and opportunities that can advance your career. 

      Please note your time zone: 10-12 (PT); Noon-2 (CT); 1-3 (ET)

      RSVP: via Zoom

      Prerequisite: The Career Center Orientation | Weekly Monday afternoons ET & PT;

      Attendance Rules: Class will begin at the schedule time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational.

      Contact Email: careercenterwest@actorsfund.org

      For more information

      Dates:

      Thursday, May 06, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Thursday, May 20, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Thursday, Jun 03, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Thursday, Jun 17, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

       

    • Budgeting Nuts & Bolts (PT)

      A single-session workshop focused on identifying financial goals and getting specific about the flow of money in our lives. Participants will learn simple strategies for tracking income and expenses in a way that makes sense for performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who don’t always earn and spend the same way each month, and get connected with resources and an action plan to take the next step.

      RSVP: Register via Eventbrite

      LOCATION: ***Until further notice this event will be conducted virtually (online) only. ***
      Participants must RSVP via Eventbrite to receive the zoom link.  The link will be emailed to you the morning of the workshop.

      PREREQUISITE: Registration via Eventbrite is required.
      Please note:  Budgeting Nuts & Bolts is the prerequisite to participate in the Managing Cash Flow course.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: Registration via Eventbrite required. This workshop is free, confidential, and open to all professionals in performing arts and entertainment.

      CONTACT NAME: Samarah Blackmon

      CONTACT EMAIL: sblackmon@actorsfund.org

      RECURRENCE: This workshop is held on the first Thursday of each month.

      DATES: 

      Thursday, May 06, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Thursday, Jun 03, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Thursday, Jul 01, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Thursday, Aug 05, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Thursday, Sep 02, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Thursday, Oct 07, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Thursday, Nov 04, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Thursday, Dec 02, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    • Managing Cash Flow Graduate Group (PT)

      1:00 pm -3:00 pm 

      Online via Zoom

      A monthly group providing ongoing support for graduates of Managing Cash Flow at The Actors Fund. Participants receive guidance and troubleshoot individual challenges, while building community and continuing their financial growth and education through discussions, guest speakers, and a financial book club.

      This group meets the third Tuesday of each month except July and December.  Eligible participants will receive RSVP instructions via e-mail.

      RSVP: Zoom

      Participants must have completed both Budgeting Nuts & Bolts and Managing Cash Flow.

      Future Dates:

      Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 @ 1-3 p.m.

      Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 1-3 p.m.

      Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 1-3 p.m.

    • National Dancer Info Session (PT)

      The Actors Fund offers resources to dancers at every age and stage of their career.  Our national program enables dancers from all disciplines to define their own career possibilities and to develop the skills necessary to manage their careers within dance, and when needed, outside of dance.  

        We help dancers:  

      • To explore and expand employment, entrepreneurial & supplemental income streams to help them thrive at every stage of their dance career   

      • To pursue training in a new field through Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD) scholarships for certification, undergraduate and/or graduate-level degree programs 

      • To sustain mind/body wellness through mental health services, health insurance guidance and support groups for dancers   

      • To cover the cost of basic living expenses during challenging times through COVID Relief grants   

       Please Note your time zone:
      10 am -11 am (PT)
      11 am - Noon (MT)
      Noon - 1 pm (CT)
      1 pm - 2 pm (ET)

      To register for a National Dancer Info Session on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10am PST/11am MST/12pm CST/1pm EST, click HERE

      RSVP: via Zoom

      LOCATION: Zoom Meeting

      CONTACT NAME: Sophia Kozak

      CONTACT EMAIL: skozak@actorsfund.org

      RECURRENCE: Second and Fourth Thursdays - 10 am PT/Noon CT/1 pm ET

      DATES: 

      Thursday, May 13, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Thursday, Jun 10, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Thursday, Jul 08, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Thursday, Aug 12, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Thursday, Sep 09, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Thursday, Oct 14, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Thursday, Nov 11, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Thursday, Dec 09, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    • LinkedIn Suite for Entertainment: Part 1, Profile Development Basics (PT)

      Workshop Hours: 11:30am - 1:30pm PT / 1:30pm - 3:30pm CT/ 2:30pm - 4:30pm ET

      PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

      LinkedIn Suite for Entertainment 
      The Career Center’s Linkedin Suite for Entertainment program seeks to provide arts workers with the LinkedIn skills and knowledge needed to engage the platform in a meaningful way and will help you explore how to market yourself for the career paths you’re actively pursuing. While we encourage you to participate in all 4 parts of the LinkedIn series for an optimal experience; it is not required to participate in each part of the series. 

      Part 1: Profile Development Basics
      In this hands-on session, entertainment professionals will have the opportunity to review LinkedIn’s mission and frequently asked questions related to utilizing LinkedIn as a professional with a creative background.

      In addition, participants will receive a profile tutorial focusing on the following sections:

      • About
      • Headline
      • Experience
      • Skills & Endorsements

      If you're looking for basic knowledge on what the purpose of LinkedIn is and how to get your profile started then this is the perfect class for you! 

      Program Breakdown
      Part 1: Profile Development Basics
      Part 2: LinkedIn Purpose & Job Searching
      Part 3&4: Networking, Content Creation & 15-Day LinkedIn Challenge

      WE LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU CULTIVATE YOUR LINKEDIN PRESENCE! 

      RSVP: Zoom Registration

      LOCATION: Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate. 

      To access the link to the meeting please register via Zoom.

      ATTENDANCE RULES: Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational.

      CONTACT NAME: Alexandria Bellivan

      CONTACT EMAIL: abellivan@actorsfund.org

      RECURRENCE: Bi-Weekly Thursdays

      DATES: 

      Thursday, May 06, 2021, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Thursday, May 20, 2021, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Thursday, Jun 03, 2021, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Thursday, Jun 17, 2021, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Actors Fund New York Events

    • Mindfulness Meditation with the Actors Fund (ET), 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday

      12:00 pm - 12:30pm

      Online via Zoom

      Come together with others in the Entertainment Community, experiencing and learning Mindfulness practices utilizing the breath and meditation.

      This 30-minute meditation practice is grounded in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

      Bring a sense of balance to your day, and give yourself a little rest from the unrest.

      Join us every day, Monday through Friday, from Noon -12:30pm (ET).

      The 30-minute meditation takes place via Zoom, an online video conferencing system. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate. 

      To access the Zoom link please register via Zoom. Note: Participants interested in attending these daily meditations need only register one time. 

      Upon registration you will receive an email from Zoom with the link for accessing the meditations. You can use this same link to join on a daily basis, or, as often as your schedule allows.

      Please save the Zoom link in order to have access to future daily meditations.

      RSVP: Zoom Registration

      Attendance Rules: This session will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure that your device is operational.

      You must register one time for this on-going event and you will receive confirmation of your registration via Zoom in order to attend this meditation.

      Note, participants do not need to register for each meditation session. After you register once, please save the Zoom link that is emailed to you in order to access the meditation again in the future. 

      You are welcome to attend as many meditation sessions as you and your schedule permits - using the very same Zoom link to access the sessions.

      Contact Email: MBCTgroup@actorsfund.org

      For more information

      Recurring Monday Events (New York)

      • Career Center Orientation (ET)

        Please note your time zone: 9-11:30 am (PT);  11am-1:30 pm (CT); 12-2:30 pm (ET)

        Orientation is the first step to enrolling in the services of The Career Center. 

        The Career Center addresses a central challenge for performing arts and entertainment professionals: navigating the episodic nature of work in the industry. For many, survival work—initiated to make ends meet—ends up draining the creative professional and becoming more of a problem than a solution. This orientation will help you begin to take the necessary steps to identify meaningful work that complements your life in the entertainment business.

        Orientation for The Career Center is held every Monday, except national holidays, at 12 noon ET and Thursday evenings at 4 pm ET.

        RSVP: Zoom Registration

        LOCATION: Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate (a headset or earphones with a mic are recommended, though not required).

        To access the link to the meeting please register via Zoom

        ATTENDANCE RULES: Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational. 

        CONTACT NAME: Rita Renner

        CONTACT EMAIL: rrenner@actorsfund.org

        CONTACT PHONE: 917.281.5959

        RECURRENCE: Every Monday except legal holidays

        DATES: 

        Monday, May 03, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, May 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, May 17, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, May 24, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Jun 07, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Jun 14, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Jun 21, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Jun 28, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Jul 12, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Jul 19, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Aug 02, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Aug 09, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Aug 16, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Aug 23, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Aug 30, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Sep 13, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Sep 20, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Sep 27, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Oct 04, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Oct 18, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Oct 25, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Nov 01, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Nov 08, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

        Monday, Nov 15, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      • Welcome to Medicare (ET)

        The seminar is for anyone who will soon be getting Medicare and wants to learn more about how it works, understand the many options available and the timing of choosing and enrolling in coverage. 

        RSVP: via Zoom

        LOCATION: Online only - please click on link to RSVP via Zoom 

        ATTENDANCE RULES: RSVP required. You will receive an auto-reply email from Zoom with a link to attend once you've registered. 

        CONTACT NAME: Renata Marinaro

        CONTACT EMAIL: rmarinaro@actorsfund.org

        RECURRENCE: Every Monday except holidays

        DATES: 

        Monday, May 03, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, May 10, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, May 17, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, May 24, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Jun 07, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Jun 14, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Jun 21, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Jun 28, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Jul 12, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Jul 19, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Aug 02, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Aug 09, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Aug 16, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Aug 23, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Aug 30, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Sep 13, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Sep 20, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Sep 27, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Oct 04, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Oct 18, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Oct 25, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Nov 01, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Nov 08, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Nov 15, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Nov 22, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Nov 29, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Dec 06, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Dec 13, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Dec 20, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Monday, Dec 27, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

         

      Recurring Tuesday Events (New York)

      • Budgeting Nuts & Bolts (ET)

        12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

        Online via Zoom

        A single-session workshop focused on identifying financial goals and getting specific about the flow of money in our lives. Participants will learn simple strategies for tracking income and expenses in a way that makes sense for performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who don’t always earn and spend the same way each month, and get connected with resources and an action plan to take the next step.

        This workshop is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month (except holiday weeks), and some Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm ET.

        ***Beginning in April and until further notice this event will be held online only via Zoom webinar. There is no in-person meeting.***

        RSVP: via Eventbrite

        Prerequisite: Registration via Eventbrite is required.

        Attendance Rules: Registration via Eventbrite required. This workshop is free, confidential, and open to all professionals in performing arts and entertainment.

        Contact name: Rebecca Selkowe

        Contact Email: rselkowe@actorsfund.org

        Recurrence: First Tuesday of every month except holiday weeks at 12:00 pm EST/ 11:00 am CST/ 9:00 am PST

        For more information

        Dates:

        Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

        Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

        Tuesday, Sep 07, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

        Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

        Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

        Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      • Self-Care to Give Care (ET)

        12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Online via conference call

        This group is intended for everyone who does the challenging work of caring for a loved one who is an older adult (whether a partner, spouse, parent, friend or other family). This initiative gives voice to the caregiver in a supportive, confidential and safe space, as well as looking at the importance of self-care, including mind-body exercises, community, discussion and expression for replenishment and empowerment.

        RSVP: via email

        Prerequisite: The is an ongoing support group available for those who meet Actors Fund eligibility

        Attendance Rules: A pre-screening interview is required

        Contact Name: Stephanie Altman Dominus

        Contact Email: sadominus@actorsfund.org

        Contact Phone: 212.221.7300 ext.177

        Recurrence: Every Tuesday except holidays

        For more information

        Dates:

        Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jul 06, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Sep 07, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Nov 09, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

        Tuesday, Dec 28, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      • How to Job Search During a Pandemic Part 1 (ET)

        1:00pm - 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm - 2:00pm CT / 10:00am - 12:00pm PT

        Are you interested in learning how to navigate your job search during pandemic? Do you need to discuss challenges the pandemic has burdened you with as a job seeker? If so, you're in the right place! 

        In part one of Job Search During a Pandemic you will: 

        • Review important points to consider before initiating a job search amid these unprecedented times. 
        • Discuss areas where you should be focusing your energy and how to manage your time  
        • Take a deeper dive into prioritizing your wants and needs

        Please Note: This workshop series is not sequential. Participants can take parts 1 and 2 in any order. 

        RSVP: Zoom Registration

        Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

        Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      • How to Job Search in a Pandemic Part 2 (ET)

        Please note your time zone: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT / 12:00pm - 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

        Do you need help figuring out how to look for work during the current crisis? Are you wondering how to stay focused on your long term career goals when there is a hiring freeze? If so, please join us for the How to Job Search During a Pandemic workshop.

        In part two of Job Search During a Pandemic you will:

        • Discuss how to manage job market uncertainty
        • Explore how to search for remote or currently hiring positions
        • Discover how to keep your long term job search active during the slow down 

        Please Note: This workshop series is not sequential. Participants can take parts 1 and 2 in any order. 

        RSVP: Zoom Registration

        Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      • Support Group for Entertainment Professionals (ET)

        Virtually join other performing arts and entertainment professionals to discuss the stress of change and the unknown during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight-week group will be a way to connect with others in the community, reflect on the new normal and develop coping strategies. Topics of discussion include handling uncertainty, dealing with loss, managing relationships and loneliness, finding ways to cope, and navigating hope and resilience. This supportive space will allow you to share with and learn from others as we move through this wave of change together. 

        Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to the Actors Fund: https://actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/mental-health

        RSVP by email: supportgroups@actorsfund.org

        Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      • NYC Housing Connect 2.0 Tutorial (ET)

        NYC has launched a NEW website for applying for affordable housing lotteries and re-rentals. Learn everything you need to know about 2.0.

         All new affordable housing opportunities are available on a new version of NYC Housing Connect. If you had an account on the original NYC Housing Connect, your applicant profile will not be carried over to the new website. Users will need to create a brand new profile to apply. This new webinar will help applicants navigate the new system, understand changes to the process and show you how to set up a new profile. If you haven't already, we recommend that you participate in our Applying for Affordable Housing webinar as a prerequisite. We hope to make the transition from the original to the new NYC Housing Connect as easy as possible.

        RSVP: Eventbrite 

        Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

        Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

        Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

        Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

        Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

        Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

        Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

         

      • Managing Cash Flow (ET)

        A six-week workshop designed to build on the skills introduced in Budgeting Nuts & Bolts. Participants will learn and begin to implement specific strategies for organizing expenses, balancing multiple sources of income, planning for dry spells, managing debt, saving, investing, aligning professional and financial goals, and more.

        Also offered on Wednesdays, January 27 - March 3

        RSVP: via e-mail

        LOCATION: Online via Zoom

        PREREQUISITE: Completion of Budgeting Nuts & Bolts is required prior to registration. Please do NOT e-mail to RSVP if you have not completed Budgeting Nuts & Bolts.

        ATTENDANCE RULES: No drop-ins; must commit to all six sessions (1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2).

        CONTACT NAME: Rebecca Selkowe

        CONTACT EMAIL: rselkowe@actorsfund.org

        RECURRENCE: Every Tuesday for six weeks

        DATES: 

        Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, May 05, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      • Intro to Financial Wellness: Budgeting Nuts and Bolts (CST)

        A single-session workshop facilitated by Jaime Delgado, LCSW focused on identifying financial goals and getting specific about the flow of money in our lives. Participants will learn simple strategies for tracking income and expenses in a way that makes sense for performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who don’t always earn and spend the same way each month, and be connected with resources and an action plan to take the next step. 

        Note: This event is open only to professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry. Registrants will receive instructions for joining the webinar approximately one (1) hour prior to the event start time.

        RSVP: Eventbrite

        LOCATION: ***Beginning in April 2020 this workshop will be held virtually (online) via Zoom until further notice. Instructions for joining the webinar will be e-mailed to registrants in advance of the event.***

        CONTACT NAME: Jaime Delgado

        CONTACT EMAIL: jddelgado@actorsfund.org

        CONTACT PHONE: 312.880.1537

        RECURRENCE: Second Tuesday of every month

        DATES: Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021, 12:30 pm

        Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:30 pm

        Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021, 12:30 pm

        Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021, 12:30 pm

        Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021, 12:30 pm

        Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021, 12:30 pm

        Tuesday, Nov 09, 2021, 12:30 pm

      • Money Matters: Investing Basics for Creative Professionals Part 1 (ET)

        Getting started with investing does not have to be intimidating–and it’s definitely not just for the wealthy! Join Financial Wellness Counselor Rebecca Selkowe, J.D., and David Maurice Sharp, author of The Thriving Artist, for this informative and engaging webinar specifically designed for creative professionals.

        • In Part 1 of this webinar, you will learn the elements of a sound financial plan, including assessing your comfort level with risk, the basics of different types of investments, and ideas for creating a portfolio with limited and varying income.
        • In Part 2 of this webinar, we will explore the pieces that comprise our later-life financial resources, including individual retirement accounts, social security income and Union pensions. 

        Part 1 and Part 2 may be attended in either order. Attendance at both parts is recommended but not required. View upcoming offerings of both parts here.

        Demystify the jargon and understand how to begin (or continue!) to integrate wealth-building into your financial life. We will also cover what you need to know about investing amid the Covid-19 crisis.

        ***This 2 hour event begins at 3:00 pm ET / 2:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm PT. Be sure to verify your time zone! The presenters are based in NYC but this event is offered nationally.***

        RSVP: via Eventbrite

        LOCATION: This is an online event. Participants must register through Eventbrite to receive instructions for joining the webinar.

        PREREQUISITE: None.

        ATTENDANCE RULES: No drop-ins; register via Eventbrite.

        CONTACT NAME: Rebecca Selkowe

        CONTACT EMAIL: rselkowe@actorsfund.org

        DATES: 

        Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Recurring Wednesday Events (New York)

      • Applying for Affordable Housing NYC- (ET)

        5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

        Online via Zoom

        Want to apply for affordable housing but don't know where to begin? During the pandemic, do you need updates on critical housing issues like evictions, mortgage payments, utilities, and rent ? The Actors Fund affordable housing seminar helps participants get organized so they can be prepared to take advantage of opportunities to apply. The seminar will also provide current updates on the eviction moratorium and other policies that impact mortgage payments, utilities, and rent.The seminar will also provide current updates on the eviction moratorium and other policies that impact mortgage payments, utilities, and rent.The application process is explained in simple steps and helps applicants avoid common mistakes. Information regarding income eligibility and documentation is discussed to address the specific needs of the performing arts and entertainment community. In addition to information about city-wide affordable housing, information is also provided about The Actors Fund housing for performing arts professionals. The following questions will be addressed:

        • How do you find and apply for affordable housing?
        • What are the eligibility requirements? (Income, household size, credit, housing history, etc.)
        • How does a housing lottery work?
        • Can you get on a waiting list?
        • How do you document your income if it fluctuates year to year?
        • How can you best prepare yourself for an interview?
        • What are your options if you are denied?

        RSVP: via Eventbrite.

        Contact Email: housing@actorsfund.org

        Recurrence: Wednesday evenings

        For more information

        Dates:

        Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Jun 09, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Recurring Thursday Events (New York)

      • National Dancer Info Session NYC- (ET)

        LEARN ABOUT DANCER SERVICES AT THE ACTORS FUND - For dancers unable to attend meetings in person.

        Please Note!!!  This is a remote/online meeting via Zoom. The time listed is EST. Please adjust to your time zone.

        Eastern Region: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

        Central Region: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

        Mountain Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

        Western Region: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

        RSVP: via Eventbrite

        Contact Name: Patch Schwadron

        Contact Email: pschwadron@actorsfund.org

        Contact Phone: 917.281.5954

        Recurrence: The second and fourth Thursday of every month

        For more information

        Dates:
        Thursday, Dec 10, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Jan 14, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Jan 28, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Feb 11, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Feb 25, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Mar 11, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Mar 25, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Apr 08, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Apr 22, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, May 13, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, May 27, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Jun 10, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Jun 24, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Jul 08, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Aug 12, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Aug 26, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Sep 09, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Sep 23, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Oct 14, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Oct 28, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Nov 11, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
        Thursday, Dec 09, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      • Resume Writing Workshop

        Workshop Hours: 10:00am - 12:30pm PT/ 12:00pm - 2:30pm CT / 1:00pm - 3:30pm ET

        PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

        In order to participate fully in the activities set out during this workshop, you’ll need to use either a computer or tablet and not a phone when signing onto the Zoom link

        Are you unsure of why you should be creating one or more resumes right now? Or what you should put on your resume? Now is the time to focus on how to present your skills and experience through this basic marketing tool as you consider and prepare for the current and future labor market.  This workshop reviews current resume trends, norms, and employer expectations.

        RSVP: 

        Zoom Registration

        LOCATION: 

        Via Zoom, an online video conferencing system that we will be using for class. You will need a device with internet connectivity to participate (a headset or earphones with a mic are recommended, though not required).

        ATTENDANCE RULES: 

        Class will begin at the scheduled time, so please be prompt. Log in a few minutes early to ensure your device is operational. 

        CONTACT EMAIL: 

        careercentereast@actorsfund.org

        RECURRENCE: 

        Thursdays

        DATES: 

        Thursday, May 13, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, May 20, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, May 27, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Jun 03, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Jun 10, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Jun 17, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Jun 24, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Jul 01, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Jul 08, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Jul 15, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Jul 29, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Aug 05, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Aug 12, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Aug 19, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Aug 26, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Sep 02, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Sep 09, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Sep 16, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Sep 23, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Sep 30, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Oct 07, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Oct 14, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Oct 21, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Oct 28, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Nov 04, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Nov 11, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Thursday, Nov 18, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Recurring Friday Events (New York)

      • Apartment Hunting 101: Strategies for Finding Housing in New York City

        Are you looking for a new place to live? Do you need to leave your current housing? During the pandemic, do you need updates on critical housing issues like evictions, mortgage payments, utilities, and rent? Check out our new Housing Seminar that helps you navigate the current housing and sublet market in New York City. The following topics will be addressed:

        • How much can you afford to pay in rent?
        • Affordable New York neighborhoods
        • The basics of leases and rental agreements
        • Resources to help you find apartments, room rentals and sublets
        • What you can do today to get organized

        Note: This seminar focuses on unsubsidized housing, room shares, and sublets. If you’re looking to learn more about applying for subsidized housing, please attend the “Applying to Affordable Housing in NYC” seminar.

        RSVP: via Eventbrite

        LOCATION: Online via Zoom - Once you RSVP on eventrbite, you can expect to receive a link to join the online Zoom meeting at least 24 hrs before the event. We will also resend the link just before the event. 

         

        ATTENDANCE RULES: RSVP required 

        CONTACT EMAIL: housing@actorsfund.org

        DATES: 

        Friday, Mar 12, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Friday, Apr 09, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Friday, May 14, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Friday, Jun 11, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Friday, Jul 09, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Friday, Aug 13, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Friday, Sep 10, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Friday, Oct 08, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Friday, Nov 12, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

        Friday, Dec 10, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm