ABOUT THE EQUITY FOUNDATION
- THE EQUITY FOUNDATION
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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.
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.
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.
Chloe Dallimore – Equity Federal President
Nadine Garner – Federal Vice-President
Lorna Lesley – Federal Vice-President
Tina Bursill – NSW President
Jonathan Mill – NSW Vice-President
Genevieve Picot – Victoria MEAA Board member
Abbe Holmes – Victoria President
Francis Greenslade – Victoria Vice-President
Kerith Atkinson – Queensland Vice-President
Jason Klarwein – Queensland MEAA Board member
Patrick Frost – SA/NT President
Stuart Halusz – Western Australia President
Jennifer Ward-Lealand – General/NZ President
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
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