John Gore Foundation Donates $5M to Entertainment Community Fund to Name Arts Building after Rita Moreno

8/16/2023 11:17am


The Entertainment Community Fund—formerly known as The Actors Fund—has received a $5 million donation from the British entertainment producer, John Gore, via The John Gore Foundation for the arts complex of The Hollywood Arts Collective (HAC) being named after the actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno. The Fund is continuing construction on the $135 million housing and community arts project, which also includes 151 affordable housing units in The Cicely Tyson Residential Building. There is still $16 million to be raised to complete the project by fall 2024. In 2019, both Rita Moreno and John Gore received the Fund’s Medal of Honor in recognition of their support and enrichment of the performing arts and entertainment community. The Hollywood Arts Collective comprises two buildings—The Cicely Tyson Residential Building and The Rita Moreno Arts Building—that together will provide affordable space for performing arts and entertainment professionals to live, work and create. The complex will house the new Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Theater, open opportunities in creative careers for underserved youth in the neighborhood, preserve a home for long-time tenants of the former space LA Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), and host the Western Region Headquarters for the Entertainment Community Fund. For more information, please visit thehollywoodartscollective.com. Press contact: DKC/O&M (212-695-7400)...