If you have been part of New York City's East Village and Lower East Side arts community in any creative discipline (i.e. dance, theatre, music, multimedia, spoken word) or any era, and have been severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy or its aftermath, please contact HOWL HELP.


The Howl Emergency Life Project (H.E.L.P.) was created to provide emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists who have participated in the annual Howl Festival or who make their careers in New York City's East Village and Lower East Side arts community and whose work challenges the traditional boundaries of dance, theatre, music, multimedia and the spoken word.

HOWL HELP  is administered by THE ACTORS FUND. Services include counseling and referrals for personal, family or work-related problems, linkage to community resources for such needs as medical care, legal services, public benefits or elder care. Workshops are offered on a variety of topics and include: finding affordable housing, financial education as well as health insurance options.

Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental health and medical care as well as other basic living expenses. Grants are approved on a case-by-case basis based on need.

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