ABOUT THE EQUITY FOUNDATION

THE EQUITY FOUNDATION

The Equity Foundation – the professional development arm of Actors Equity – was established in 2002 to oversee Equity’s publications, awards and extensive professional program.

The mission of the Equity Foundation is to enhance the lives of Australian and New Zealand actors by investing in programs which help them in their professional endeavours and the communities in which they live. Our professional program, which connects with performers in Australia and New Zealand through an extensive masterclass and workshop program, is developed in close collaboration with performers.

The Equity Foundation is independent from Actors Equity but offers substantive services to Equity members, free of charge. The Foundation relies solely on the support from grants, corporate sponsorships, bequests and individual contributions to maintain our programs and create new ones. Our mission is to assist, educate and inspire actors.

Nine good reasons to join Equity can be found here.

THE MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & ARTS ALLIANCE

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance – which includes Actors Equity – is the union and professional organisation that covers everyone in the media, entertainment, sports and arts industries. Our members include people working in television, radio, theatre and film, entertainment venues and recreation grounds, as journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists and photographers, orchestral and opera performers, as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing and website production. You can find out more about MEAA here.

NATIONAL PERFORMERS COMMITTEE

The National Performers Committee is comprised of professional performers from Australia and New Zealand. Selected by members of Actors Equity in a secret ballot, the National Performers Committee represents their fellow performers on the issues affecting their industry. At regular meetings the Committee discusses leading industrial and professional issues and the best course of action to take to ensure a strong and vibrant entertainment industry and a safe and fair workplace for performers. The current committee follows.

NATIONAL
Chloe Dallimore – Equity Federal President
Nadine Garner – Federal Vice-President
Lorna Lesley – Federal Vice-President

NSW
Tina Bursill – NSW President
Jonathan Mill – NSW Vice-President
Amanda Bishop
Mitchell Butel
Helen Dallimore
Bali Padda
Marta Dusseldorp
Glenn Hazeldine
Robert Jago
Pearl Tan
Geoff Morrell
Fiona Press

VIC
Genevieve Picot – Victoria MEAA Board member
Abbe Holmes – Victoria President
Francis Greenslade – Victoria Vice-President
Robyn Arthur
Sam Gaskin
Alan Fletcher
Liam McIlwain
Michaela Banas

QLD
Kerith Atkinson – Queensland Vice-President
Jason Klarwein – Queensland MEAA Board member

SA/NT
Patrick Frost – SA/NT President
Elizabeth Hay

WA
Stuart Halusz – Western Australia President
Monica Main

NZ
Jennifer Ward-Lealand – General/NZ President
Jeff Szusterman

CONTACT THE EQUITY FOUNDATION

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
245 Chalmers Street
Redfern
NSW 2016
info@equityfoundation.org.au

Or you can send us an email via this form.

MEAA Membership Centre: 1300 65 65 13

STAFF

Actors Equity Director
Zoe Angus

Equity Foundation Director
Mary Cotter
mary.cotter@equityfoundation.org.au

Program Manager
Alexandra Jones
alex.jones@equityfoundation.org.au

The Equity Magazine Editor
Communications Manager
Lizzie Franks
lizzie.franks@meaa.org

Storyville Program Manager
Fleur Mitchell
fleur.mitchell@equityfoundation.org.au

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