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Artists Financial Support Group Inc

Artists Financial Support Group Inc
CROWDRISE : Sep 27, 2016
Tax ID: 46-0640498
BASED: New York, NY, United States


Artists Financial Support Gr...

Our Mission

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In the fall of 2010, several alumni of the NYU Graduate Acting Program met in New York.  After graduating from one of the foremost artistic training programs in the country, we found ourselves working in the arts, and yet struggling with debt and student loans.  We were beginning to realize that we might not be able to afford to be artists, simply because we had gone to school to be artists. Attempting to leave shame and panic aside, we started the Artists Financial Support Group (AFSG).  We began to write a book about student loans, and carefully prepared a workshop for the next NYU graduating class.  Our goal was to share with those students everything we wished someone had told us when we finished graduate school.   We did just that in May of 2011 when we gave our first workshop at NYU.  The AFSG has since led workshops at NYU Grad Acting, NYU Grad Design for Stage and Film, Yale School of Drama, Juilliard, Actors Fund, SAG Foundation, Long Beach State University, and Christopher Newport University.  


The Artists Financial Support Group seeks to: 1) Educate student and professional artists on financial self-advocacy 2) Advocate legislative and institutional change in the cost of artist education and 3) Innovate new ways to manage student loan debt and to budget on an erratic income. 


For artists who fear they'll never understand money or finance, the AFSG is a financial guide that hopes to inspire young talent by making them more confident about money, because only the AFSG understands the financial mistakes that can hinder the growth of up-and-coming artists.

Tax ID: 46-0640498 •


AFSG 2016 Fall Fundraiser

AFSG 2016 Fall Fundraiser

Amount Raised:



99% Raised of $5,000 Goal