The Artists Financial Support Group

The Artists Financial Support Group

Ben Graney (Co-Founder / Director of Finance)

Ben Graney has been a professional actor for over ten years. He graduated from CSU Long Beach and NYU Grad Acting, and has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theaters around the country, and on network, cable and streaming TV shows. Ben is a co-founder of the AFSG, dating back to its inception in 2010.

'You only get what you ask for.' 'Everyone should be their own self-advocate in every aspect of their lives, but financial self-advocacy is the best and easiest way to start practicing.' - Ben Graney


  • Educate student and professional artists on financial self-advocacy through workshops and publications.
  • Advocate legislative and institutional change concerning the cost of arts education, as well as a more lenient student loan repayment process.
  •  Innovate new ways to manage student loan debt and to budget with the erratic income of an artist.

Featured Book: Repaid: An Artist’s Guide to Student Loans and Financial Self-Advocacy

Contact Ben & AFSG to Schedule a Consultation