We can accept donations online or by check made payable to EAG and mailed to EAG, 1 E. 29th St. New York, NY 10016. Thank you!
Since 1923, EAG has provided financial assistance and support services to tens of thousands of professional performers. Over the years, we have been sensitive ans responsive to the changing needs of our clients and the changing times. Our organization has grown into a strong and reliable safety net for those we serve. We pride ourselves in being easily accesible and personally responsive to the performing arts community.
As you can imagine, these past two pandemic years have introduced us to many more actors, singers, and dancers in crisis. Your donation, no matter the size, provides vital services like emergency grants and food to NYC's performing arts community. We need your help now more than ever to continue to provide a safety net for those in need.
Last year, with your generous help, we provided:
321 grants to the performing arts community (122 grants for rental arrears; 92 grants for utility arrears; 40 grants for medical bills for surgeries, health insurance, and out-of-pocket medical costs; and 67 grants for sustenance needs such as MetroCards, food, or clothing).
905 food delivieries or grocery cards. The demand for food has TRIPLED since the pandemic began.
58 Children's Holiday Fund grants to the children of performing artists in need during the holiday season. The number one request is to use the grant for a winter coat. Others use this direct cash assistance for presents, clothing, shoes, or a holiday meal.
50 free professional headshot photography sessions complete with free professional makeup artist AND free retouching on one photo.
168 free classes covering a variety of career development and self-care topics like Alexander Technique, Self-taping, Yoga, and Pilates.