|Newsletter V:2c|| February 2015|
New Member Orgs,
& the 2015 Collaboration Award
We are so thrilled to announce that NYWICI
(N.Y. Women in Communications) has re-joined the Coalition, and that our newest member is Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM
! Much more information about both of these organizations to come. And we have one new affiliate member org, LA FPI
(Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are joining us all the time!
We've re-scheduled Drinks With the Girls - the weather had better hold up! See the info below. There are also online auction from League of Professional Theatre Women, our founding organization, to support women in theatre. Discounts for workshops at Women Make Movies.
We are also continuing to develop our social media team and our
Please send all events of interest to us at:
If you have any problem reading the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.
Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.
| Drinks With the Girls - 2/24 @ Pranna|
Drinks With the Girls
(one of our favorite haunts)
Tuesday, February 24 | 7:00 pm
In the media today you often read about how biased the arts still are. Female producers and directors are an anomaly even now, and don't even think about female technicians. So let's change it. Let's bring together all the smart talented women we know (and ones we don't), put us all in one space, and get some s**t done!
The plan: Drinks!
Most independent projects start out as just that: an idea over coffee or cocktails that then grows into a fully realized production. For thousands of years that's the way women have moved the world: get everyone together for some social time and let's talk.
So we're starting an event once a month that brings together women from all over the arts. We'll find a bar, hunker down and just see what happens.
No agendas, no plans, just drinks with the girls.
Please join us for our kickoff night (our first one got snowed out last month):
Tuesday, February 24th, 7p-9p
79 Madison Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10016
Happy hour specials all evening!
| Bistro Awards - 3/4 - Member Discount|
30th Annual Bistro Awards
produced by Sherry Eaker
directed by Shellen Lubin
Wednesday, March 4 | Gotham Comedy Club
LPTW Online Auction
Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.
The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message!
CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!
| Women Make Movies - Member Discount|
Women Make Movies - member discount
Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate
As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.
|All Coalition members are welcome to WMM workshops for the member rate!|
|2015 Collaboration Award|
REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS
THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
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. (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org
and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission
Deadline: The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015. Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen. (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Actors' Equity Association
, Associated Musicians of Greater N.Y. Local 802 AFM
, Dramatists Guild
, League of Professional Theatre Women
, New York Women in Communications, Inc.
, New York Women in Film & Television
, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists
, Stage Directors and Choreographers
, Writers Guild of America, East
Affiliate Member Organizations:
Dancers Over 40
, Drama Desk
, LA FPI
, The Lambs, Inc.
, National Theatre Conference, Professional Women Singers Association, The Rehearsal Club, Women Make Movies, WomenArts, Women's Media Center, Works by Women
We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...