SAG Foundation

Screen Actors Guild Foundation is happy to announce the opening of Phase One of the New York Actors Center at 1900 Broadway. This expansion will further allow the Foundation to assist and educate a skilled workforce that is prepared to sustain and contribute to the vibrant and booming New York City film, television and broadcast industry and beyond. The NY Actors Center will support new and expanded professional development programming for union members living and working in New York and the surrounding communities.   
 
The New York Actors Center will feature a classroom that will house the popular Casting Access Project workshops where SAG-AFTRA performers have the opportunity to showcase their work and hone their cold reading skills for respected casting directors.
 
Coming Soon: We are proud to announce the opening of a state-of-the art Voiceover Lab, Computer Lab and On-Camera room.  
 
The Voiceover Lab will provide brand new programming and resources for New York voiceover artists and the Computer Lab will supply union performers with cutting edge technology and equipment to work on reels and more. The On-Camera Room will provide a valuable opportunity for performers to self-tape and submit auditions. These opportunities will continue to be provided at no-cost to SAG-AFTRA members.
 
We hope you will join us soon to take full advantage of the SAG Foundation New York Actors Center!

Since 1985, the non-profit SAG Foundation has celebrated actors with programs that assist, educate and inspire union members in their careers, lives and communities.

Those who have had a chance to attend a SAG Foundation event know that the Foundation offers quality programming and we're thrilled that there will be even more opportunities for SAG-AFTRA New York members to experience the great work of the Foundation. From inviting established professionals to share their experiences to honoring the importance of learning, the SAG Foundation is there for you.

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.

Videos: New York BookPALS Read Across America Reading with Fatima Ptacek and 2013 SAG Foundation Promotional Video: "We're All in This Together."

Following are a few things to know about the SAG Foundation:

They’re Your Biggest Fans!
They’re actors helping actors, with programs made available to you at no cost, through the support of grants and donations. Here's how they 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.

Conversations
High-profile actors share their wisdom, experience and work with a live audience in a moderated Q&A.

LifeRaft
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!

John L. Dales Scholarship Fund
This scholarship competition for SAG-AFTRA members and their children has already awarded more than 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 SAG-AFTRA, the SAG Foundation is funded by grants and donations. Contributions are tax-deductible.

We encourage you to get to know the SAG Foundation. They can help you, and you can help them continue their mission of support. Find out more at www.sagfoundation.org.