WOMEN IN THE ARTS & MEDIA COALITION

2018 COLLABORATION AWARDS

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES

THE 2018 COLLABORATION AWARD: WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN

 

THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. will present the 2018 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working With Women.
 

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds or affiliate member organizations. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years, 2016-2018. A Public Performance can include--but is not limited to--a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, festival, etc.
 

Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence and diversity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women’s work and women’s issues. 
 

The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2018.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
 

Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2018 Collaboration Award. Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.
 

Member Organizations include: Actors’ Equity Association, Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, New York Women in Communications, New York Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and Writers’ Guild of America, East.
 

Affiliate Member Organizations include: BOLD, Drama Desk, International Center for Women Playwrights, Inc., The Lambs, Inc., Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, National Theatre Conference, Professional Women Singers Association, Theatre Resources Unlimited, 365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project, WomenArts, The Women’s Media Center, Women Make Movies, and Women in Music.

The link to the application can also be found online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org. A pdf of the application may also be accessed in order to work on the submission offline.

 

Click Here for Application

Click Here for PDF of Application - for information purposes only
 

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2018.
 

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward2018@womenartsmediacoalition.org

 

Quotes from past winners:

 

"The Award offers much-needed encouragement during this time of virulent anti-feminist, anti-arts, anti-culture rhetoric, --rhetoric and policy that have very real economic consequences for women trying to sustain a career in the theatre. As someone being told my work is 'too feminist' to be produced now, I depend on organizations like this one to keep me from losing heart."

-     TD Mitchell playwright 2015 winner

 

We are so honored to be accepting this award. One of the best aspects of making this very unconventional film was working together. We got it done using our creativity, mutual respect for one another, quality Skype-time with our families back home, plain old hard work, and as much good humor as we could muster. It means the world to us to have our film embraced by an organization that celebrates women in collaboration.

-       Jane Edith Wilson and Grace Lee, 2013 Winners

 

It was and honor for Stefanie and I to receive the Collaboration Award.  It came at a critical moment for the DEVELOPMENT of Electric Baby as the award supported our work together on two DEVELOPMENTAL workshops and our world premiere production of the play at Quantum Theatre in Pittsburgh.  Not only did this award support our work financially it gave our collaboration recognition in the field.  Stefanie continues to be a key collaborator of mine on subsequent projects and having our relationship recognized publicly is invaluable.

-       Daniella Topol, Director, 2011 Winner

 

New work needs momentum.  Its simply not a reality that a play can be written in the attic and then magically find a production.  Or that one production will lead to a second or third production.  People need to hear about work.  They need to hear about the artists who make the work.  There is no question that this award not only helped The Electric Baby become a better play, but it gave the baby a life.

-       Stefanie Zadravec, Playwright, 2011 Winner

 

The Collaboration Awards encouragement of women working together is terrific.  It made all the difference in providing my collaborator and I with the time and support we needed to create a complex and dynamic theatre work.

-       Kristin Marting, Director, 2008 Winner

 

The evening of the Collaboration Awards was imbued with theatrical magic.  Wendy directed an excerpt from my play, Birds, that captured the spirit of the play with great response from a wildly supportive audience.  Birds is the third play of mine that we worked on together. It was a beautiful jumping off point for us in our process.  It provided the opportunity for us to mine even deeper in our exploration of the world of this complicated play, and the support, enthusiasm and appreciation of this body of amazing women helped carry us through to the next step of our artistic journey.

-      Jen Maisel, Playwright, 2006 Winner

 

Contact:        

press@womenartsmediacoalition.org

 

About the Collaboration Awards


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES
THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD: WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN

The deadline for the submission of applications was 11:59 PM Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Award winners will be announced by September 2015.  

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women’s work and women’s issues.

The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.

Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  Those organizations are:  Actors’ Equity Association, Associated Musicians of Greater N.Y. Local 802 AFM, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, N.Y. Women in Communications, N.Y. Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Writers’ Guild of America, East.  Affiliate member organizations are:  WomenArts, Women In Music, Women Make Movies, Women’s Media Center, Works by Women, Dancers Over 40, The Drama Desk, International Centre for Women Playwrights, The Lambs, Inc., Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, National Theatre Conference, Professional Women Singers Association, The Rehearsal Club, and 365 Women a Year. 

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 

We are so honored to be accepting this award. One of the best aspects of making this very unconventional film was working together. We are two women who brought different skills sets to the table. We got it done using our creativity, mutual respect for one another, quality Skype-time with our families back home, plain old hard work, and as much good humor as we could muster. It means the world to us to have our film embraced by an organization that celebrates women in collaboration.
— Jane Edith Wilson and Grace Lee, 2013 Winners

Goal

The Collaboration Award: Women Working With Women is designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new work.

Award

The winning collaborative team will be awarded $1,000. There will be additional Honorable Mentions.

Eligibility

The aim of the award is to encourage women to work with members of other unions, guilds, and associations. Each collaborative team must be comprised of at least two female members of DIFFERENT associations, unions, and guilds that are full and affiliate members of the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition:

Full Members: The Coalition is comprised of all members of the following associations, unions and guilds: Actors’ Equity Association, Associated Musicians of Greater N.Y. Local 802 AFM, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, N.Y. Women in Communications, N.Y. Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers, Writers Guild of America, East.

Affiliate Members: WomenArts, Women’s Media Center, Women Make Movies, Works by Women, The Lambs, Inc., Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, 365 Women a Year, Drama Desk, National Theatre Conference, Dancers Over 40, The Rehearsal Club, Professional Women Singers Association.

Criteria

Applicants may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had a public performance* within the last two years, 2013-2015. Applications shall be judged on artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity. All topics and subjects will be considered. Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition: to advance women’s work and women’s issues.

*Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, concert series, etc.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an application online. (A link to the application is below.) Applications may be saved and returned to until completed and submitted.

Deadline

The deadline for the submission of applications was 11:59 PM Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Award winners will be announced by September 2015.  
 

Application in PDF form for information purposes only 

(this application was from the start date of February 1, 2015--newer organizations not included in pdf).