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Angela Mitchell

Disaster Relief for Performing Artists

By November 3, 2012

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Darkened ManhattanIt's been a terrible week for many out there. After the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy upon the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., and especially upon so many in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware regions, many people experienced devastating losses of life, property, and basic comforts.

As this area marks what many consider to be the heart of live performing arts in America, it's no surprise to learn that performing artists, individuals, organizations and groups were especially hard-hit in this region, as artists, singers, actors, designers, dancers and more often aren't able to maintain health insurance and often live on "a wing and a prayer." To help these people (many of whom are too-often already living on the edge), organizations, unions, and philanthropies are already mobilizing in amazing ways, and here's some information on direct help for artists affected by Hurricane Sandy from others in the arts, as well as links and info on general help, support and relief organizations for artists for a variety of hardships or disasters, as well as how to repair or protect your precious sketches or art works in the future. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, hang in there out there -- our thoughts are with you.

Credit: A view of a darkened Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy, courtesy of Alexander Rea (Flickr)

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