The Denver Actors Fund today announced the unprecedented expansion of its founding mission by creating a second, temporary $35,000 emergency relief fund that will provide immediate financial assistance to Colorado theatre artists whose wages have been impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic
To make the DEAR program as impactful as possible, $250 stipends will be available to:
- Colorado theatre artists who had been retained in a paid capacity to work on or off stage on an upcoming legitimate theatre production that has been canceled or postponed as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Paid Theatre Teaching Artists whose classes have been canceled as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Full-or part-time employees of Colorado theatre companies in paid “theatre adjacent” positions such as ticketing or administration who have been laid off, furloughed or had their hours cut back.