April 25, 2017: THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS funding is in jeopardy. The NEA impacts our local arts community and, as a member of AEA, you can participate in our efforts to save funding.
This week there were a couple of GREAT conversations about this issue. AEA hosted an event at Mixed Blood, and the Star Tribune hosted a discussion at Children's Theatre.
The #1 thing we all need to do? Contact your members Congress.
Minnesota Citizen's for the Arts has made it very easy. They have a letter composed and ready to go. All you need to do is click and type - and they'll get it sent in the right direction. I encourage you to visit Minnesota Citizen's For the Arts, and tell your friends and family to participate, too.
The Arts matter - to ALL of us.
1. We have a local AEA SM Sub-Committee! If you are an AEA Stage Manager, or know someone who is, contact us so we can add them to this list of amazing union members!
2. Did you know that, generally, AEA actors have first right to audition slots?! If a theatre says that their audition slots are full, but they have Non-Union or EMC actors signed up, they may have to bump someone so you can be seen.
3. The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps ALL professionals – union AND none, dancers, directors - in performing arts and entertainment. More about the Actor’s Fund: actorsfund.org
4. The Conrad Cantzen Shoe Fund reimburses eligible performing arts and entertainment professionals up to $40.00 towards a pair of shoes costing no more than $100.00.
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Twin Cities Actors' Equity Liaison Committee
Greta Grosch, Chair