ACTORS’ & ENTERTAINERS’
BENEVOLENT FUND QLD

WHERE QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS PROFESSIONALS TURN WHEN IN CRISIS OR IN NEED

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WELCOME TO THE
ACTORS’ & ENTERTAINERS’ BENEVOLENT FUND OF QUEENSLAND

Every year Australian performers make thousands of free appearances in support of deserving charities. But who looks after the performers in need? We do. Since 1975 as Queensland’s leading performing arts charity, the Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund has provided emergency assistance to hundreds of our members.

The Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

ABOUT THE FUND

The Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund (Qld) Inc. has been in existence in Queensland for over forty years and during that time has been able to assist hundreds of performers who for one reason or another have fallen on hard times and needed a helping hand.

The Fund was started in Queensland in 1975 with a donation of $500 from the Actors’ Benevolent Fund of NSW.

The Inaugural and Founding President of the Fund in Queensland was the late Alan Edwards AM MBE JP (founding Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company), who was involved for over twenty years – serving as President from 1975 – 1994.

NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS: PAUL DELLIT OAM

The Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund of Queensland would like to wish our incredible President Paul Dellit congratulations on his most deserved award, the Medal of Order of Australia, for his lifetime of service to the Performing Arts.

2017 Medal of the Order of Australia

ALAN EDWARDS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2017: ROBBY NASON

Robby has been presented with the 2017 Alan Edwards Award. She has been a part of the historical backbone of the arts industry in Queensland, having contributed over 50 years of continued service, given more than she’s received, and made a true difference.

Robby’s working lifetime has also seen the whole development of Queensland’s local and professional theatre, and she has been in there throughout, one of the people that make things happen; an invisible, unglamorous but essential cog turning the wheels. For more than 50 years there have been few jobs offstage that she has not undertaken (or in emergencies even onstage, book in hand), and few of our major companies and artists that she has not worked with.

To view a copy of the 2017 Alan Edwards Award Progam from the 29th May 2017, please CLICK HERE

VALE: CAROL BURNS, Actress / Director (29 October 1947 – 22 December 2015)

Thank you to everyone who attended A Tribute to Carol Burns on Monday February 8 at The Playhouse Theatre, QPAC. If you would like a digital copy of the program, you can download it by CLICKING HERE

OUR SUPPORTERS

The ABF acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we live, work and travel. We pay our respects to Elders both past, present and emerging and acknowledge the substantial contribution Elders have made to better our communities and future.