The AC was one of the first local casting hotlines connecting local actors with performing opportunities. Now, it has grown to equip actors at every stage of their careers. For more than four decades, The AC has focused solely on supporting its tight-knit community of 800+ local performing artists, both seasoned performers and actors who have just discovered the craft. Members receive training to further develop their skills and gain access to industry networking events. At its annual open call audition, 200+ actors perform for over 50 casting professionals; at least a quarter of participants get a callback for future auditions and many book gigs after the event. The pandemic has challenged performing artists in ways that continue to be felt. Your support ensures The AC remains a go-to resource for actors and a pillar of our performing arts industry.

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Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About Spur Local

Each year 150+ community advocates review applicants on the basis of governance, equity, and impact. Each featured nonprofit has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. Spur Local charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $57 million for nonprofits across the Greater Washington region.

Spur Local looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to Spur Local to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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