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“An Iliad” was canceled this month at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs due to COVID-19

$250 can go a long way in a difficult time.

And this is a particularly challenging one for those in the arts who might have just watched their paychecks disappear for the next couple of months, at least.

Denver Actors Fund this week announced creation of a $35,000 emergency relief fund to provide immediate financial assistance to Colorado theater artists whose wages have been impacted by the pandemic. One-time $250 stipends will be paid immediately to 140 qualified theater artists who have been directly affected by COVID-19.

Artists must meet the following qualifications: They must have been working in a paid capacity on or off stage on an upcoming legitimate theater production that was canceled or postponed; be a paid theater teaching artist whose classes were canceled; or full-or-part-time employees of Colorado theater companies in paid theater-adjacent positions, such as ticketing or administration, who were laid off, furloughed or had hours cut back.

Applicants must not be working in a full-time job. Apply online at denveractors fund.org.

Contact the writer: 636-0270

Contact the writer: 636-0270

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