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STA Fund

Supporting Mental Health in Theatre

We all know the conditions that come with working in theatre can be precarious and stressful, sometimes resulting in mental health problems; and we can be ill-equipped, financially and otherwise, to manage.

A 2015 report by Victoria University identified performing arts workers as experiencing symptoms of anxiety ten times higher than the general population, and depression symptoms are five times higher.  We understand how tough it can be – but you are not alone.

The STA Fund was established to offer financial support to theatre workers: actors, creatives and technicians, to assist with the cost of receiving professional help for such times.

If you need financial help to get you through a dark period you can apply online here.

 The STA fund is a shared initiative between The Sydney Theatre Awards and ABF.

Thank you to our foundation sponsor John Frost AM and the Gordon Frost Organisation

Make a Donation

You can contribute to the STA Fund by clicking on the donations button and identifying the donation is for the STA Fund in the comments box.