SAG Foundation Programs Expand in New York City!
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has announced expansion of its programming, with greater availability of its services to New York actors. Since 1985, the non-profit Screen Actors Guild Foundation has celebrated actors with free programs that assist, educate and inspire Guild members in their careers, lives and communities.
"The expansion of Foundation programming in New York will create exciting opportunities for SAG actors. We look forward to delivering excellent programming on their behalf,” said Sallie Weaver, Interim Executive Director of the SAG Foundation.
From inviting established professionals to share their experiences to honoring the importance of learning, the SAG Foundation is there for you. All programs are open to SAG, AFTRA and Equity members. Sign up today on the SAG Foundation website (www.sagfoundation.org) to receive event notifications and begin participating, volunteering and contributing to a cause that celebrates actors and the lives they lead.
A little more about the SAG Foundation--
We're Your Biggest Fans!
We're actors helping actors, with programs made available to you at no cost, through the support of grants and donations. Here's how we can help you:
New York Casting Access Project (NYCAP)
Free workshops offered in an intimate setting gives actors the chance to hone their audition skills with leading casting professionals.
High-profile actors share their wisdom, experience and work with a live audience in a moderated Q&A.
Career-focused seminars on the business of acting give you the tools you need to succeed.
BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools)
Urging you to be an active part of your community, BookPALS engages over 2200 volunteers reading to over 100,000 children weekly at public elementary schools, shelters and hospitals across the country. Who better to bring the written word to life than an actor? Volunteer today! www.bookpals.net
John L. Dales Scholarship Fund
This scholarship competition for SAG members and their children has already awarded over 6 million dollars in scholarships at accredited institutions of learning.
Self-Pay Assistance and Catastrophic Health Fund
Since 1985, the SAG Foundation has given over 20 million dollars to actors in medical distress.
That's just the beginning...
Union dues do not support the SAG Foundation. As a charity completely separate from the Screen Actors Guild, the SAG Foundation is funded by grants and donations. Contributions are tax-deductible.
We encourage you to get to know the SAG Foundation. We can help you, and you can help us continue our mission of support. Find out more at www.sagfoundation.org