Carmen Grant

“I can now speak from experience in saying that The AFC can save careers”

– Carmen Grant

My partner and I had been doing well until an injury left him unable to work for the better part of a year. I decided to look for stable work outside of theatre while he recovered, but it barely paid the bills and we quickly found ourselves falling behind. I was borrowing from friends, family and my credit cards just to stay afloat. Finally it was too much and I realized I couldn’t do it on my own.

The AFC stepped in and gave us help for what would have been an impossible December. It wasn’t a lot of money, but without the anxiety of paying bills on time my mind could focus on other things. In the next month I landed three contracts with major theatre companies, allowing me to leave my job and again work in the industry I love.  I truly believe that because The AFC helped free my mind from the burden of worry, room was made for positive change to happen and opportunities to be created. My partner has recovered and we are both happy to be working again.

I can now speak from experience in saying that The AFC can save careers. If you have the means, I would urge you to donate to The AFC knowing that your generosity can make all the difference in the life of a fellow artist.