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Professional Development: Health Insurance Options for Artists

Please join us on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at ArtsWestchester for a free information session led by the Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, a program of The Actors Fund.

This session is open to all artists who want to understand their insurance options.

Questions to be answered include:

  • What are my options in 2018?
  • How could changes affect me?
  • How much will plans cost in 2018?
  • Am I eligible for a subsidy or the $20/mo plan?
  • Am I eligible for free insurance?
  • How do I estimate sporadic income?
  • How do I pick a plan?
  • Where do I get care if I’m uninsured?

Please RSVP by email to Lauren Brady or call 914-428-4220 ext. 316



NYS DanceForce: Membership Opportunity

The New York State DanceForce, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, is publicly seeking a new member.

The New York State DanceForce is a consortium of 18 dance activists committed to increasing the quantity and quality of dance activity throughout New York State. Each of our members receives an annual allocation to design projects that bring dance artists to upstate NY communities in customized residencies. Since its founding in 1994, the DanceForce, through the work of its members, has funded over 350 projects, raising more than $2.8 million in support of these endeavors.

DanceForce members are individuals who function independently or in organizational contexts. They may happen to work as artists, presenters, administrators, educators, producers, or writers. What matters most is their advocacy for the art form and their championing of its practitioners.

Applicants must be New York State residents. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects will take place outside the counties of New York, Kings, and Queens, and especially in counties not currently represented by our members.

The DanceForce membership, taken as a whole, strives to be geographically, culturally, professionally and aesthetically diverse, insofar as it represents the diversity of the art form and of its constituents in New York State. Priority will therefore be given to applicants from African-American, Latino(a)-American, Asian-American, Arab-American and/or Native American (ALAANA) communities.

Membership requirements, application forms, and background information about the NYS DanceForce can be found on our website, www.danceforce.org.


Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 11/30/2017
Contact Name Curt Steinzor, Director
Contact Email curt@danceforce.org

Emergency Grants For Artists

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

In keeping with FCA’s mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, applicants must demonstrate that their artistic practice falls within this context. Created in 1993, Emergency Grants provides prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists who:

  • Have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
  • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States or U.S. territories, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. Grants range in amount from $200 to $2,500.

For information on current Emergency Grantees please follow FCA on Facebook and Instagram.

Note: There is no longer a two-time cap on the number of Emergency Grants one may receive in their lifetime.

Grants are available on a rotating basis. For more information and eligibility requirements click here.


Is Project Ongoing? yes
Contact Name Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Contact Email info@contemporary-arts.org
Website http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org