COVID-19 Emergency Funding

Who is eligible for Taking Care?
Any theatre professional currently residing, and who has actively worked, in the Washington metropolitan area within the past two years. 

Process
During the continuing COVID-19 crisis, theatreWashington is expanding grants to Washington area theatre professionals financially affected by the loss of work by offering assistance from $500 to $5000, with the average grant estimated to be $1500. Applications will be reviewed by the staff and Advisory Panel on a monthly basis received by the 5th of each month. Grants will be awarded to applicants with the greatest need based on the information provided below, and the amount of the grant determined by the number of applications received. Previous funding will be taken into account when distributing grants.

While this is a critical time for many in the community and the assistance we can provide is limited, we hope to provide assistance to as many of our colleagues as the funding allows.

For grants awarded over $500, receipts or other supporting paperwork will be requested from the applicant for payment to be dispersed.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to complete all questions so that the Advisory Panel has your full information to consider during the review process. Thank You

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* 1. Applicant Information

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* 2. For how many years have you been working professionally in the Washington theater community?

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* 3. Are you a person living with a disability?

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* 4. What is your race or ethnicity?

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* 5. Do you identify as transgender or another non-cisgender identity?

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* 6. What organizations are you a member of, if any?

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* 7. In what capacities have you most recently worked in Washington theatre?

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* 8. List Your Most Recent PRE-COVID Projects

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* 9. List Your Most Recent PRE-COVID Projects

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* 10. List Your Most Recent PRE-COVID Projects

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* 11. Is there anything more you would like to say about your projects and production work?

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* 12. Are you currently employed?

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* 13. If you are employed full-time or part-time, please list your employer(s)

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* 14. Purpose of financial assistance (note: if your expenses are related to an unforeseen medical emergency, please instead complete the Taking Care Medical Emergency Fund application on theatreWashington.org)

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* 15. Describe your emergency need for financial support

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* 16. If you are a parent, legal guardian, or caregiver, please provide a brief description:

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* 17. Do you have other sources of assistance (i.e. unemployment, grants, family/friends)?

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* 18. What is the combined CURRENT MONTHLY income for your household (you and spouse or significant other with whom you share finances; not group house members or roommates)? Not pre-Covid monthly income.

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* 19. What is the combined balance in your checking and savings account(s)?

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* 20. Amount of assistance requested to cover expenses

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* 21. Do you have health insurance?

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* 22. I have previously received a $500 “Taking Care” COVID-19 Relief Grant

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* 23. I have read and understand the “Taking Care” Assistance
Guidelines as provided in this application. I attest that all
information provided in this application is accurate and has
not been misrepresented in any way.

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