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 across the country. 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
Jonathan Mill - Federal Vice President
Abbe Holmes - Federal Vice President
Tina Bursill - NSW President
Glenn Hazeldine - NSW Vice President
Pearl Tan - MEAA Board Member
Camilla Ah Kin
Robyn Arthur - Vic President
Sharon Davis - Vic Vice President
Michael Balk- QLD President
Kathryn Marquet - QLD Vice President
Jason Klarwein - MEAA Board Member
Elizabeth Hay - SA/NT President
Stuart Halusz - WA President
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
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MEAA Membership Centre: 1300 65 65 13
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