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Newsletter No. 28

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‘Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Asking for help isn’t a sign weakness, it’s a sign of strength’ Barack Obama

Asking for help is not always easy. Whether it's pride or not wanting to be a burden, reaching out and seeking support can be a difficult step to take. We know that many wonderful, talented and skilled people are feeling the strain a year on from the first signs of the pandemic we find ourselves in. 

Here at Dogs & Coffee, our mission is to provide support as much as possible to our community of fantastic followers- whether that's a laugh during your Insta-scrolling or useful job search tips. We are currently working away on a very exciting project that will be launching next week, which we hope will continue to keep you feeling supported and part of our pack!

So while we are hustling behind the scenes for our launch next week, we thought that for today's newsletter, we would pull together some resources which provide help and financial aid for those working in the arts and entertainment - we still need to fuel our coffee addiction right?! 
See some links below for an extra dosage of support, and remember, if Barack Obama feels comfortable asking for help, you can too!

For Performers
If you are a performer who is unable to work due to Covid, there are a number of great organisations to help you navigate any financial stress, whether you are a musician, actor or dancer.  

For Freelancers
If you are a freelancer who usually works within the theatrical space, there are funds to apply for to help support you through this tricky time. 

For Stage Managers, Backstage or Front of House 
For those behind the light desk or in the wings, there are some brilliant initiatives for support in getting you back on your feet. 

It’s important to note that some of the above are closed for applications at the moment, but sign up to their mailing lists so you are first to hear when they are re-opening!

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