Why We Matter
In order to support the arts, the artists must be supported, and The Arts Bridge Charity endeavors to provide that assistance.
How We Help
We provide financial assistance via grants to individual artists, who, due to unforeseen circumstances, have lost their source of income.
Providing assistance through grants for artistic endeavors because of COVID-19 & natural disasters.
Our mission is to bridge the financial gap when artists or artistic endeavors lose income or assets due to unforeseen circumstances out of their control.
The arts play an important role in all communities, allowing people to engage with one another and let their imaginations run wild. The arts also promote understanding of one another and sharing of culture. In order to support the arts, the artists must be supported, and The ABC endeavors to provide that assistance.
Artists & Organizations Helped
is a graduate of Rollins College and Columbia University School of The Arts (MFA Acting) and has worked as an actor in New York City, Chicago, Orlando and The Villages.
While attending Columbia she studied with some of the world’s leading teaching artists including Kristin Linklater, Andrei Serban, Olympia Dukakis, Larry Singer and Anne Bogart. She also studied the art of teaching acting at Columbia’s sister school Barnard College under Rebecca Guy of Julliard.
is an Iowa native & graduate of The University of Northern Iowa. After college Jason spent 6 years in Chicago as an actor and facilities maintenance manager.
graduated from Rollins College with her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, and quite literally grew up in the McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where her father was a professor and the Chair of the Music and Theatre departments.
She is also a classically trained soprano and former ballet dancer, and has played roles varying from Rapunzel in Into the Woods to Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream. After graduating from college, she put her performance skills to work in a slightly different way, obtaining her Juris Doctorate and graduating Cum Laude from Barry University, School of Law in 2010. These days she keeps herself busy as a managing partner of the law firm Katranis, Wald & Garner, PLLC, where she primarily focuses on representing property owners in Florida in first-party claims against insurance carriers who have wrongfully denied or underpaid insurance claims, representing residential and commercial property owners throughout the state of Florida.
is a Director, Actor, Producer, and educator among many other hats she proudly wears. She is a graduate of both the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Acting and Theatre Management and New York University with an MFA in Acting.
She has worked as an actor and director in many regional theaters around the country, has done extensive voice over, commercial and film work, and has been a teaching artist both stateside and in Europe. Roberta is an active voice for the representation of BIPOC artists and as such, serves as the Theatre Relations lead with the Central Florida Entertainment Advocacy Organization.
Katy KretzschmarKaty Kretzschmar is a graduate of the University of Florida and a South Florida native.
Now living in Central Florida, Katy is a Certified Public Accountant working with individuals and businesses in the area, providing financial assistance and education. She joined the ABC board in 2022 to help spread awareness of the charity and assist with the great work the ABC is working to achieve.