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Before you APPLY, make sure you have:

  • A copy of your current membership card OR confirmation by Union membership department (email membership@musicalartists.org and put “Proof of Membership” in subject line) – including end date (you must be current through December 2020)
  • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)
  • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance

AGMA contracts with The Actors Fund to administer this program nationally as well as to provide comprehensive social services.

Any AGMA member in good standing is entitled and encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund. Grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis, based on need.

AGMA is aware of the major effects resonating in the performance sector regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We are deeply saddened that it is resulting in loss of work and moneys due to theatre closures and travel restrictions. We know that many of our artists, especially soloists, travel extensively and have been affected by this crisis.

The AGMA Relief Fund depends on the generosity of many to assist our members in need. If you would like to donate, please click the PayPal button below, or contact AGMA directly. Please note in the memo/note field, or over the phone, that your donation is to benefit those affected by the coronavirus.* 95% percent of funds go directly to financial aid for AGMA colleagues in times of crisis.

Send Checks to:

AGMA Relief Fund

P.O. Box 908

New York, NY  10018

Wire Transfers to AGMA Relief Fund

Information for wire transfer to AGMA Relief Fund from outside USA:

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
BIC : BKTRUS33
A/c# 42938566
I/N/O:AGMA Relief Fund

Information for wire transfer to AGMA from within USA:

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
ABA#021001033
A/c# 42938566
I/N/O AGMA Relief Fund

Deutsche Bank address:

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
60 Wall Street 14th Floor
New York, NY 10005


The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need. AGMA contracts with The Actors Fund to administer this program nationally as well as to provide comprehensive social services.

The AGMA Relief Fund is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, administered by The Actors Fund. All contributions are tax-deductible

*Any remaining donated funds, if/when the coronavirus be eradicated, will enter the main Relief Fund pool to be used where needed most.

How We Can Help

Services

Provide counseling and referrals for personal, family or work-related problems. 

Outreach

Outreach is made to community resources for legal services, elder care, entitlement benefits and childcare. 

Workshops

Workshops are offered on how to locate affordable housing, as well as on financial education and health insurance options.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental health and medical care, as well as other basic living expenses. Grants are made case-by-case, based on need.


Eligibility and Application Process

To best serve artists, the AGMA Relief Fund application process has now been moved completely online.

AGMA contracts with The Actors Fund to administer this program nationally as well as to provide comprehensive social services. All AGMA members may call The Actors Fund for information, to request an AGMA Relief Fund application, receive referrals, and access to our social services.

To be eligible for financial assistance from the AGMA Relief Fund a member must be:

  • In good standing or on honorable withdrawal
  • Able to document the need for financial assistance

Contact your closest intake office:

New York City
800.221.7303
intakeny@actorsfund.org

Chicago
312.372.0989
intakechicago@actorsfund.org

Los Angeles
888.825.0911
intakela@actorsfund.org

For additional information please contact The Actors Fund at 212.221.7300 or contact the closest regional office.


About AGMA

WE ARE AGMA: THE LABOR UNION THAT REPRESENTS THE ARTISTS WHO CREATE AMERICA’S OPERATIC, CHORAL, AND DANCE HERITAGES

Artists live to perform. But their talents, skills, and the beauty they create won’t necessarily pay the rent, put food on the table, or guarantee the necessities of life. Without forceful advocacy and defense of their rights, artists may be vulnerable to exploitation or illegal discrimination. They need protection.

They can find it by joining AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists. For more information, please visit www.musicalartists.org.