APPLICATION

When it comes to
community, the VO family
is one of the strongest. We cheer
each other on in good times and bad.
We lift each other up and celebrate our
individual wins as a win for all. COVID 19
is catapulting all of us into a world of
uncertainty, but we’re strong. And stronger
together. With the help of the SOVAS™ Board
of Directors, we have created the Society
of Voice Arts and Sciences™ Relief Fund

to help bring a little financial relief to
those who are in need.

When it comes to community, the VO family is one of the strongest. We cheer each other on in good times and bad. We lift each other up and celebrate our individual wins as a win for all. COVID 19 is catapulting all of us into a world of uncertainty, but we’re strong. And stronger together. With the help of the SOVAS™ Board of Directors, we have created the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ Relief Fund to help bring a little financial relief to those who are in need.

Once we reach our goal of $15,000, we’re going to divide the money into as many $500 grants as possible and give them to members in our VO family who are in need. SOVAS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit so all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US Federal law.

Here’s the criteria to receive a grant:

  • You must be a working voice actor and voice acting must be your primary source of income.
  • You must have experienced no less than a 20% loss of income due to Covid19 between 3/1/2020 and 7/31/2020.
  • You must provide documentation to help us validate your loss. (eg, letter from agent, accountant, manager, proof of receipt of unemployment benefits, or a personal letter of reference.)
  • If you are funded, you will receive an email announcing your grant award and receive your grant through direct deposit to your bank account via Zelle.
  • Applicant must be a US Citizen
  • Your hardship must have occurred between 3/1/2020 and 6/30/2020
  • Accepted documents are as follows: Proof of Receipt of U.S. Government Unemployment Benefits, hardship verification letter (on company letterhead) from your CPA, talent agent, talent manager, or employer.
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.