Who is eligible for Taking Care?
Any theatre professional – on stage or off stage - currently residing and is currently working or who has actively worked in the Washington metropolitan area within the past two years. 


TYPES OF EMERGENCY REQUESTS ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE Assistance may be provided:
• For medical and personal emergencies of an unforeseen, unanticipated, catastrophic, or extraordinary nature;
• In the absence of personal or liability medical insurance or where such coverage does not meet the demand or emergency in question; or
• Normal expenses incurred within the last six months for an applicable emergency. In special cases, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Advisory Panel.

TYPES OF REQUESTS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE
• General wellness procedures and needs such as standard doctor’s appointments, annual physicals, dental hygiene and maintenance or standard optical needs.
• Elective or cosmetic procedures (gender affirming surgeries will not counted as "elective or cosmetic" and will be considered for coverage).
• Standard or recurrent needs regarding chronic conditions.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Complete and submit this application online.
• If you have questions, please email theatreWashington at takingcare@theatrewashington.org
• Applications will be reviewed by as they are received and assistance determined at the discretion of the Taking Care Advisory Panel, comprised of leaders in the Washington theatre community.
• If your application meets initial eligibility requirements, you will be contacted theatreWashington to obtain more detailed documentation for payment.
• Requests meeting the final eligibility requirements will be considered at no less than $500, to be made in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000, and will be determined based on:
• Available funds • Other requests for available funds • Applicant’s level of need
• If assistance is granted, applicant will be notified by theatreWashington.
• Funds will be provided by theatreWashington directly to a provider based on documentation provided by the applicant or as reimbursement based on proper documentation,
• Assistance provided is given as a full grant without any obligation for repayment.

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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 members of, if any?

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

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* 8. List Your Most Recent Projects

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* 9. List Your Most Recent Projects

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* 10. List Your Most Recent Projects

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* 11. List Your Most Recent Projects

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* 12. List Your Most Recent Projects

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* 13. Add anything more you would like to say about your projects and production work, if applicable

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* 14. Are you currently employed?

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

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* 16. Purpose of financial assistance

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* 17. Describe your emergency need for financial support

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* 18. Range of financial assistance requested (assistance given from $500 to $5000). Your request should be based on expenses already incurred or anticipated expenses estimated by your medical providers.

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* 19. What is the time-frame in which you need to receive this assistance?

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* 20. Are you able to work now?

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* 21. Do you have health insurance?

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* 22. Do you have other sources of assistance (i.e. health/vision/dental coverage, home-owner’s or renter’s insurance, family/friends)?

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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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