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LPTW , WAM Coalition, & WomenArts Theatre Funding Newsletter

Theatre Funding Opportunities

Over the summer, the League of Professional Theatre Women and the WAM Coalition have teamed up to take over the WomenArts Funding Newsletters. We’re all very excited to be continuing these fabulous newsletters that get funding and submission opportunities out to artists!

* Indicates a women-only opportunity.

SEPTEMBER FUNDING
AND SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES

* 8th Annual Six Women Playwriting Festival  NO FEE
The Eighth Annual Six Women Playwriting Festival is now accepting submissions for their 2014 Festival themed: Up, Down and Sideways, Moving into new spaces. The festival will be held the weekends of: April 10th, April 17th, and April 24th in Colorado Springs, Co. 
Playwright entries must be unpublished works and not previously professionally produced. The festival is open to any women 16 years of age and up and is limited to one submission per playwright. Previously submitted plays from prior festivals will not be accepted and will not be returned or receive a response. The Six Women Playwriting Festival is unable to accept electronic submissions and entries postmarked after the September 30th, 2013 deadline will not be accepted or returned.
http://www.sixwomenplayfestival.com Deadline: September 30, 2013.

* Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant Program  NO FEE
Provides opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to enhance their abilities and skills to create art for progressive social change in Kentucky. Grants range from $1,000 – $7,500 (typical award is between $3,000 – $5,000). Applicants may request funds for a range of activities including: artistic development, artist residencies, the exploration of new areas or techniques, or to build a body of work. Open to individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations. Applicants must have resided in Kentucky at least one year prior to application. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. Rae Strobel, Grant Program and Community Building Coordinator, The Kentucky Foundation for Women, 33http://www.sfperformingarts.org/temp-cat/adult-resident-company2 West Broadway, Suite 1215, Louisville, KY 40202
rae@kfw.org, http://www.kfw.org. Deadline: September 6, 2013

Guggenheim Fellowships  NO FEE
For advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200 for U.S./Canadian fellowships – amounts are adjusted to the needs of the fellows, considering their resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Appointments ordinarily made for one year and always for at least six consecutive months. NOTE: The Foundation has suspended its Latin American and Caribbean competition for the year 2013; check back next year to see if program has resumed. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016
fellowships@jsgmf.org; http://www.gf.org. Deadline: September 19, 2013

Variations Theatre Group Harvest Theatre Festival  No Fee to submit, but $300 Deposit if Selected
Seeking plays of 30 minutes or shorter with a maximum cast size of 20. Festival will run for three weeks, with a winner being chosen each round. The winner of the final round will receive a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to develop the play into a full length production with VTG next season. 2 submissions per playwright. Submit completed application form (available on website), character breakdown, and your script in PDF or doc format by e-mail.NOTE: Electronic submissions only.                    harvest@variationstheatregroup.com, http://www.variationstheatregroup.com. Deadline: September 21, 2013

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays  NO FEE
Open to Chicago-area playwrights only. Seeking full-length plays for a festival of staged readings. Four selected playwrights will go through a six month development process, and staged readings will be followed by open discussions to provide playwrights with feedback. Playwrights will then have two months to revise their scripts for consideration for full production. One script per playwrights. Submit full hard copy of script with name and contact information on the title page, along with a synopsis. Also e-mail a copy of the script. Polarity Ensemble Theatre, 135 Asbury Ave., Evanston, IL 60202
scripts@petheatre.com, http://www.petheatre.com. Deadline: September 15, 2013

Theatre Three One-Act Festival  NO FEE
Seeking plays of a maximum of 35 minutes that are unproduced and have a maximum cast size of 9 and minimal set requirements. No adaptations, musicals, or children’s plays. Multiple submissions OK. Submit one copy of script with a cover sheet containing author’s name and full contact information, SASE, cover letter, synopsis, and resume. Selected plays will be presented for 10 performances and playwrights will receive a small stipend. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. 15th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, Attn: Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, Theatre Three, PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512
http://www.theatrethree.com/. Deadline: September 30, 2013

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre ScriptFest- NO FEE
Seeking original, unpublished, unproduced full-length plays and musicals in English. No one-acts; no film or TV scripts, children’s plays, translations, or adaptations. Adaptations of novels and short stories are acceptable. Only one submission per playwright. Submit 2 hard copies of script, 3-ring hole punched in a binder; do not include author’s name or other information in the scripts. Also include a synopsis page with synopsis, character breakdown, and any other notes. Provide one additional, separate title page with author’s name and full contact information, as well as a resume. If submitting a musical, include a score and/or a recording of at least 4 songs on cassette or CD. SART ScriptFest, PO Box 1720, Mars Hill, NC 28754-1720
scriptfest@mhc.edu, http://www.sartplays.org/guidelines.htm. Deadline: September 30, 2012

American Blues Theater Blue Ink Playwriting Award  Fee: $5
Seeking submissions of original, unpublished, unproduced full-length plays written in English. Winner receives $500 and a staged reading. Open to all styles and genres. Submit script with title page containing author’s name, full contact information, and page count. A second page should list only the title of the play, list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Include playwright’s bio or resume in a separate attachment. One submission per playwright. Submit script by e-mail only, as a PDF or doc file. Submit fee by postal mail. FEE: $5. American Blues Theater c/o Blue Ink: 800 W. Cornelia, Ste. 204, Chicago, IL 60657
blueink@americanbluestheater.com, http://www.americanbluestheater.com. Deadline: September 1, 2013
BolderLife Festival  FEE: $10
BolderLife Festival is happy to announce that we are now accepting play submissions. We are seeking short plays that share our vision and mission of exploring life and inspiring change through art and education. The 2012 program highlighted topics such as conflict transformation, living with illness, cultural diversity, and sexuality. These plays should be no longer than 10 minutes in performance length and should have no more than 4 roles.

http://www.bolderlifefestival.com. Deadline: September 1, 2013

The American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grants  NO FEE
The Jonathan Larson Grants, established seventeen years ago with the resources of the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation and gifts from the Larson Family to honor the memory of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize recipient Jonathan Larson, recognize and support emerging composers, lyricists and book writers. The grants will be celebrated at a reception featuring performances of the winning artists’ work in the spring. Artists seeking a Jonathan Larson Grant must submit an online application, along with the required attachments, in order for the review committee to evaluate the artist’s work. The application deadline for the 2014 grants is September 30th, 2013. To be considered for this grant, applications must be submitted online no later than midnight on September 30th. If you are unable to access the internet to submit an online application, please contact the ATW offices by September 23rd to make arrangements to submit a paper application.
http://americantheatrewing.org/larsongrants/ Deadline: September 30, 2013

Three-D Seeks Submissions  NO FEE
New York Playwrights only. Three-D is a group of artists interested in developing a new play through a workshop period with the playwright, followed by a fully staged production in the spring or summer of 2014. The play must be divisible into three sections. Playwrights whose plays are selected for further review will be asked to meet with Three-D artists to discuss the particulars of the project. If you have a play that fits this criteria, please send us the play in its entirety. If you are interested in developing a play with Three-D that you have not yet written, please send an outline of your play idea and a writing sample of another play that you have completed—any length is fine. PDF’s only. The subject line of your email should read as follows: PLAY NAME by YOUR NAME. In the body of the email, please include a brief synopsis of the play (2-5 sentences) and a character breakdown (ex/ 3F, 2M). Please send submissions to: projectthreeD@gmail.com. Deadline: September 30, 2013

SOURCES FOR ONGOING FUNDING INFORMATION

WomenArts Funding Archive
WomenArts is a worldwide community of artists and allies that works for empowerment, opportunity, and visibility for women artists. WomenArts coordinates Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN Day), an annual international holiday celebrating women’s creativity, and maintains a website with helpful information for women artists. WomenArts does not make cash grants, but the Funding Resources section of their website lists many funding opportunities.

New York Foundation for the Arts 
NYFA continues to research and update information in NYFA Source, which continues to promote the mission of NYFA’s former Hotline to “empower artists by providing them with complete and accurate information about resources that will facilitate their artistic work.” Additionally, as part of NYFA Source’s ongoing development, UI will regularly produce analytical reports about the patterns of support represented in the database.

The Playwrights Center – $50/year
One of the nation’s most generous and well-respected theater organizations, the Playwrights’ Center focuses on both supporting playwrights and promoting new plays to production at theaters across the country. The Center has helped launch the careers of numerous nationally recognized artists, notably August Wilson, Lee Blessing, Suzan-Lori Parks, Jordan Harrison, Carlyle Brown, Craig Lucas, Jeffrey Hatcher, Melanie Marnich, and Kira Obolensky. Work developed through Center programs has been seen nationwide on such stages as the Yale Rep, Woolly Mammoth, Guthrie, Goodman, and many others.

The Official Playwrights of Facebook
A Facebook Group for playwrights with monthly updated submission listings and funding opportunities.

Kanjy.co
Kanjy is a community for writers. Kanjy fosters sharing, discovery and creation among screenwriters, playwrights and industry professionals. Opportunities highlights can be found here.

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The Dramatists Guild Resource Directory Online





The Dramatists Guild Resource Directory ONLINE

After a year of planning and months of design, one of the most comprehensive resources for dramatists is now available electronically on the Guild’s website exclusively for our members.

The Dramatists Guild Resource Directory Online (affectionately known as the RDO) is poised to become your online hub for all submission opportunities – starting today and well into your future. A robust search feature allows Guild members to search data supplied to us by theatres and festivals throughout the country by genre, submission deadline, geographic region, preferred length or special interests. And the Bookmark feature allows you to store an unlimited number of opportunities in your own personal list, available to you each and every time you log onto the Guild’s website.

Don’t trust yourself to remember to review your list of bookmarks? No problem; the RDO will send you a reminder email for those time-sensitive opportunities you don’t want to forget to pursue. Want to share your information with a friend? In an effort to encourage greater generosity in our community we’ve made it really simple to share opportunities with friends – both within and beyond the Guild’s membership.

We hope you’ll take a moment to familiarize yourself with some handy online video tutorials we’ve created to help you take advantage of this tremendous new tool in your arsenal.

Resource Directory Home Page
This video provides an overview of The Dramatists Guild's Resource Directory Online.

Resource Directory Search
Learn how to narrow your search by deadline, region, genre, special interest, fee or no fee, and key terms.

Resource Directory Red Buttons
Discover how to use the red buttons at the top of Resource Directory pages to navigate, collect, and share submission opportunities.

Resource Directory Submit Listing
Submitting to The Dramatists Guild Resource Directory has never been easier. In this video you will see how to submit a new listing and update a current listing.

Click Here for the Resource Directory Online.

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WAM Coalition and WomenArts Film/Video Funding News - August 2013


WAM Coalition and WomenArts



Film/Video Funding News – August 2013


Film Festivals/Calls For Entry
**Vancouver Women in Film Festival** (March 6-9, 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Seeking Documentary, Narrative, Animated, and Experimental films in any genre by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world in the following categories: Short (under 20 minutes), Mid-Length (20-75 minutes), and Feature (over 75 minutes). Submitted films must have women in at least 3 of the key creative roles: writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor, composer, or lead performer. Film must have been created after March 2011. FEE: $15-$50 CAD. Vancouver Women in Film Festival, #306 – 207 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7, Canada, T: (604) 685-1152, FAX: (604) 685-1124, filmfestival@womeninfilm.ca, www.womeninfilm.caDeadline: August 15, 2013 (early), September 15, 2012 (regular), October 15, 2013 (late)
**Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival** (TBA Early 2014, Los Angeles, CA) – Aims to increase opportunities for women filmmakers of diverse backgrounds to share their stories. Seeking entries written and directed by women (films written and directed by men will be considered if they have strong leading women characters) in the following categories: Dramatic, Documentary, Short, Student, and Animation. FEE: $40-$75. Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, Alliance of Women Filmmakers, 1317 N. San Fernando Blvd. #340, Burbank, CA 91504, T: (818) 749-6162, dmeans25@yahoo.com,www.lawomensfest.com/Applications opened July 15, 2013
**Brooklyn Girl Festival** (March 27-29, 2014, Brooklyn, NY) – Seeks to empower women and their unique and relevant interpretation of the world around them and strengthen the community of women filmmakers. $1.00 from each submission fee will go to the Reel GRRLS scholarship fund, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA that offers high school girls the opportunity to learn filmmaking and make their own movies. Submitted films must have a woman in the role of director, writer, producer, director of photography, or lead animator. Seeking entries in the following categories: Dramatic Feature (over 60 minutes), Comedy Feature (over 60 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes), Dramatic Short (under 50 minutes), Comedy Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), and Experimental or Animated Short (under 50 minutes; includes music videos).. FEE: $20-$70. Brooklyn Girl Festival, 227 East 7th St., 7L, Brooklyn, NY 11218, brooklyngirlff@gmail.com,www.brooklyngirlfilmfest.com. Deadline: August 3, 2013 (early), December 7, 2013 (regular), January 4, 2014 (late), January 11, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 30-February 9, 2014, Santa Barbara, CA) – Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Fiction (40+ minutes, Narrative Fiction film), Feature Documentary (40+ minutes, Non-Narrative Non-Fiction film), Feature Animation (40+ minutes, Animated Feature film), Short Fiction (under 40 minutes), Short Documentary (under 40 minutes), Short Animation (under 40 minutes), Feature Local (40+ minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: programming@sbfilmfestival.org to inform them your film is a local submission), Short Local (under 40 minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: programming@sbfilmfestival.org to inform them your film is a local submission).  Check the website for further information. FEE: $30-$95 ($5 discount with “Premium” Withoutabox account). Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 1528 Chapala Street, Suite 203, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. generalinfo@sbfilmfestival.org, sbiff.org.  Deadline: August 9, 2013 (Early), September 20, 2013 (Regular), November 8, 2013 (Late), December 13, 2013 (Drop).
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival(July 17-20, 2014, San Francisco, CA) – Celebrating “razor’s edge independent films and bands” during July, the coldest month of the year in San Francisco. Seeking entries in the following categories: Filmstock Film (all forms, lengths, and genres; must be shot on 8, 16, or 32mm), Digital Film (all forms, lengths and genres; must be shot with a digital camera), Feature Documentary (45 minutes or longer), Short Documentary (under 45 minutes), Animation, First-Time Director, Student Director (filmmaker must be enrolled in high school or college during production), Surf/Skate Video (videos about skaters, surfers, and snowboarders; winners may be asked to skate or perform at opening gala), Music Video, International Film (made outside the U.S.), Music Documentary, and Environmental Film. FEE: $20-$55. San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, 588 Sutter St. #103, San Francisco, CA 94102, T: (415) 846-1375, FAX: (415) 392-7500, frozenfilmfestival@gmail.com,http://www.frozenfilmfestival.com. Deadline: August 31, 2013 (early), December 31, 2013 (regular), March 31, 2014 (late), May 31, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
San Diego Black Film Festival (January 30-February 2, 2014, San Diego, CA) – Aims to provide a vehicle for worldwide exposure of quality African American and African Diaspora films. Seeking films in the following genres: dramatic feature, dramatic short, comedy, documentary feature, documentary short, GLBT, animation, Christian, and music video. Feature length films are longer than sixty (60) minutes, and short films are shorter than sixty minutes. The festival programming staff may use their discretion to place your film in the appropriate category. FEE: $40-$125. San Diego Black Film Festival 220 West G Street, Suite E San Diego, CA 92101, T: (619) 685-7215,letter@sdbff.com,http://www.sdbff.comDeadline: August 2, 2013 (regular), September 27, 2013 (late), October 31, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
**One In Ten Screenplay Contest**  – Seeking screenplays (90-125 pages) in which at least one of the primary characters is LGBTQ and is portrayed positively. Awards range from $100-$1,000 and submission to up to 5 studios/producers/agents. Screenplays must not have been previously optioned, produced, or purchased prior to September 1, 2012. Submit screenplay with author’s name only on the title page, a 4-sentence (or shorter) synopsis, and an entry form (available on website). FEE: $45. Cherub Productions, One in Ten Screenplay Contest, P.O. Box 540, Boulder, CO 80306, Cherubfilm@aol.com,http://www.screenplaycontests.com/oneinten/submissions.html.Deadline: September 1, 2013
Africa World Documentary Film Festival (March 1-September 9, 2014, St. Louis, MO) – Committed to the promotion of knowledge and culture of Pan African people through cinema. Additional screenings of accepted films will occur in the US, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean in promotion of the Pan African context. Seeking Feature (over 50 minutes) and Short (49 minutes or under) Documentaries. FEE: $25-$55. Africa World Documentary Film Festival, University of Missouri – St. Louis, One University Blvd., GSB237, St. Louis, MO 63121, Phone: (314) 516-4852, Fax: (314) 516-4851, niyi@umsl.edu,http://www.africaworldfilmfestival.com/ Deadline: September 2, 2013 (early), November 4, 2013 (regular), December 6, 2013 (late), December 20, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
**OUTrageous: Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival** (November 710, 2013, Santa Barbara, CA) – Providing a diverse selection of films that entertain, challenge, and educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities. Seeking projects completed after May 1, 2012 in the following categories: Feature (over 40 minutes),Short (under 40 minutes) Feature Documentary (over 40 minutes), Short Documentary (under 40 minutes). FEE: $15-$60. c/o Pacific Pride Foundation 126 E Haley St. Suite A-11 Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Phone: (805) 963-3636, Fax: (805) 963-9086, info@outrageousfilmfesival.org, http://www.outrageousfilmfestival.org/ Deadline: August 23, 2013 (late), September 6, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Ongoing Festivals/Calls For Entry
For more opportunities, visit our Ongoing Calls For Films page.
**Bluestocking Film Series** (Portland, ME) – Screening series for women directors in which all films must pass the Bechdel Test (film must have at least two women characters who talk to each other about something besides a man). Seeking Short (under 45 minutes) films in all genres, particularly films that work against gender stereotypes. NOTE: Screenings will be held bi-annually and submissions are accepted on a rolling basis; if you submit after a specific deadline, your film will be considered for the next series. See website for screening and deadline schedule. FEE: $0-$20. Bluestocking Film Series, Gitgo Productions, 161 Fort Rd., South Portland, ME 04106, T: (207) 772-1326, gitgo_productions@yahoo.com,www.bluestockingfilms.com.
Funding Opportunities
ARC (Artists’ Resource for Completion) Grants for Los Angeles Artists – Provides rapid, short-term assistance to individual artists working in any discipline in Los Angeles County who wish to enhance work for a specific, imminent opportunity that may significantly benefit their careers. Applicant must already have secured an invitation from an established arts organization to present the proposed work, and work must be scheduled for presentation within 6 months of application deadline. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. ARC Grants Program, Contact: Katy Hilton, T(800) 418-1671, grants@cciarts.org,www.cciarts.orgReceipt Deadline: August 1, 2013
Pacific Life Foundation – Accepting grant proposals from nonprofit agencies seeking funds for programs and projects in the areas of health and human services, education, arts and culture, civic and community development, and the environment. Programs and projects should serve areas with large concentrations of Pacific Life employees, e.g., the greater Orange County, CA, or Omaha, NE, areas, usually including more than one city or community. Some CA statewide and national organizations will also receive support. General grants range from $5,000 to $10,000 for one year. Capital grants range from $10,000 to $100,000, paid out over multiple years. Robert G. Haskell, President, Pacific Life Foundation, 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6397, T: (949) 219-3787,http://www.pacificlife.com/PL/FoundationCommunity/HowToApply/Receipt Deadline: August 15, 2013
National Endowment for the Humanities’ America’s Media Makers Grants (for projects beginning April, 2013) – Grants between $40,000 – $75,000 to support radio, television, and digital projects that offer multiple formats and use new technology to deliver humanities content that explores stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. Grants are available for development or production of projects that spark reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative ways, and that use more than one format to convey ideas to the public. Applications may be submitted for any phase of a project. To ensure that the humanities ideas are well conceived, projects must use a team of scholars who represent major fields relevant to the subject matter and offer diverse perspectives and approaches. Preference will be given to projects that provide free access to the public. Open to U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, independent producers with nonprofit fiscal sponsorship, and state and local government agencies. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. NOTE: Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. The system is notoriously slow/non-functional, so submit well before the deadline in case of complications. Prior to submitting a proposal, you are encouraged to contact program officers by phone or e-mail (below) who can offer advice about preparing the proposal, supply samples of funded applications, and review preliminary proposal drafts. Grants for America’s Media Makers, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Room 426, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506, T: (202) 606-8269, publicpgms@neh.gov,http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AmMediaMakers_development.htmlReceipt Deadline: August 14, 2013
Alter-Cine Foundation Documentary Film Grants – $10,000 Canadian to a video- or filmmaker to assist in the production of a documentary project. Grant is aimed at young video- and filmmakers from Africa, Asia, or Latin America who want to direct a film in the language of their choice on the theme of rights and freedoms, including social and economic rights, women’s rights, and the right to culture, art, and artistic creation. The Foundation particularly supports documentary films that dare to go against the tide, that take the side of the defenseless, and that question common assumptions by giving a voice to the voiceless, enriching our understanding of the world and enabling us to reflect on the need and possibility of changing the world from a perspective of peace, justice, equality and respect for differences. Film may be made in any language, but application and supporting materials must be supplied in French, English, or Spanish. Alter-Cine Foundation, 5371 avenue de l’Esplanade, Montréal (Quebec), H2T 2Z8, Canada, T: 1 (514) 273-7136, alter@mlink.net,http://www.altercine.org/html/en/programme-de-bourses.phpReceipt Deadline: August 15, 2013
New York City Venture Philanthropy Fund – Provides $6,000 grant and capacity-building to a New York City based arts organization with unique and innovative ideas that address the arts in New York City. They are especially interested in supporting fledgling organizations that have not yet received significant support from major funders. Organizations must have annual operating budgets of $500,000 or less and be a 501(c)3 non-profit. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. NOTE: Application must be submitted by e-mail. New York City Venture Philanthropy Fund, grants@nycvpf.org,http://www.nycvpf.org/wordpress/grantseekers/Deadline: September 13, 2013
**Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant Program** - Provides opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to enhance their abilities and skills to create art for progressive social change in Kentucky. Grants range from $1,000 – $7,500 (typical award is between $3,000 – $5,000). Applicants may request funds for a range of activities including: artistic development, artist residencies, the exploration of new areas or techniques, or to build a body of work. Open to individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations. Applicants must have resided in Kentucky at least one year prior to application. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. Rae Strobel, Grant Program and Community Building Coordinator, The Kentucky Foundation for Women, 332 West Broadway, Suite 1215, Louisville, KY 40202, T: (502) 562-0045, FAX: (502) 561-0420, rae@kfw.org, www.kfw.org.Deadline: September 6, 2012
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grants – Supports artists and organizations in Manhattan with three grant programs:
Creative Curricula – Grants of up to $5,000 to teaching artists and arts organizations for in-school partnerships. Applicants must be working in partnership with Manhattan public schools. Supports projects providing in-depth opportunities for students to create and experience the arts at any level K-12. Projects must be semester-long, in-classroom programs that focus either on sequential, skills-based arts study incorporating one or more art forms, or on integrated study of arts and non-arts subjects, collaboratively taught by classroom teacher(s) and teaching artist(s).
Fund for Creative Communities – Grants of up to $5,000 to artist community partnerships and nonprofit organizations. Supports projects and activities that enable Manhattan communities to engage with the arts. Projects that increase access to arts and cultural activities in communities with high need are encouraged. Open to nonprofit organizations, and to artists working in partnership with a community-based organization or a fiscal sponsor. Projects must include a public component.
Manhattan Community Arts Fund – Grants of up to $5,000 for individual artists and small nonprofit organizations. Supports artists and arts organizations that have little access to government funding sources, in the hopes that the grant will help recipients eventually leverage financial support from other sources.
See website for complete guidelines and application instructions for all three grants. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 125 Maiden Lane, Second Floor, New York, NY 10038, Contact: Prachi Patankar, Program Manager, Grants and Services, T: (212) 219-9401, ext. 117,mcaf@lmcc.net, http://www.lmcc.net/grantsReceipt Deadline: September 17, 2013
New England Foundation for the Arts Native Arts Program – Supports Native American artists and organizations in New England and nationally with two types of funding:
National Native Artist Exchange - Supports teaching, learning, and collaborating in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another in North America. American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists residing in any of the fifty United States may apply. The applicant must identify a collaborating artist and specific project as part of the exchange, which must be beneficial to both artists. Grants of up to $1,5000 will be awarded per exchange. Acceptable expenses include lodging, meals, economy-class travel, materials, and other direct costs of the artist exchange. Deadline: Rolling (requests must be received no later than 2 calendar months prior to departure date)
Guggenheim Fellowships – For advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200 for U.S./Canadian fellowships – amounts are adjusted to the needs of the fellows, considering their resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Appointments ordinarily made for one year and always for at least six consecutive months. NOTE: The Foundation has suspended its Latin American and Caribbean competition for the year 2013; check back next year to see if program has resumed. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, T: (212) 687-4470, FAX: (212) 697-3248, fellowships@jsgmf.org,www.gf.orgDeadline: September 19, 2013
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Greenhouse Fund – Grants for industry training and professional development projects for public TV professionals and independent producers. Eligible projects may involve forums for new technologies, skill-building, showcasing of best practices, mentoring, training that increases mastery, strategies to improve competitiveness, conferences to bring new voices and points of view into the public TV system, or forums to address key issues in public broadcasting. Proposals may be submitted by U.S.-based film producers, production companies, training organizations, media companies, or public TV professionals; must demonstrate feasibility and benefits to the public TV community. Greenhouse Fund, Television Programming Department, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 401 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004-2129, greenhouse@cpb.org,www.cpb.org/grants/greenhousefund/Deadline: Rolling
MoxieDocs Co-Production Award – A production sponsorship program to support documentary film as a turning point of art and activism, journalism and history. Award provides funding and resources for complete production, post-production, and theatrical distribution to the selected documentary proposal. FEE: $25. Moxie Films, Attn: MoxieDocs, 107 Suffolk St., Studio #517, New York, NY 10002, T: (212) 982-5008, FAX: (212) 353-3707,moxiedocs@moxie-films.com, www.moxie-films.com/moxienew/index.php?page=moxdocscontentDeadline: Rolling
Residencies
NOTE: Visit our Residencies With Ongoing Deadlines page for more opportunities.
Recology Artist in Residence Program (2013, San Francisco Bay Area, CA) – Provides local artists working in all media the opportunity to create art using materials they gather from San Francisco’s refuse. Four-month residency includes 24-hour access to a 2,000-sq. ft. art studio, a monthly stipend, and an exhibit at the end of each residency. Open to professional artists who reside within one hour’s drive of San Francisco; students ineligible. Prior to applying, artists must take a tour of the recycling facilities, art studio, and sculpture garden (tours held on the third Saturday of each month at 10am). To reserve a spot and for more information, call Micah Gibson (number below). See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NO FEE. AIR Program, Recology San Francisco, 501 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134, Contact: Micah Gibson, T: (415) 330-1414, mgibson@recology.com,http://sunsetscavenger.com/AIR/apply.htmDeadline: August 30, 2013
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (January-June, 2013, Nebraska City, NE) – Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars.  Some “transitional” residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates.  Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35. See website for application form and requirements. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410, T: 402-874-9600, info@khncenterforthearts.org,http://www.khncenterforthearts.orgDeadline: September 1, 2013
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (February-May, 2013, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution ($30 per day), and deposit ($50). Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $30. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com,www.vcca.comDeadline: September 15, 2013
Jentel Artist Residency (January 15 – May 13, 2013, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a $400 stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit ($100). Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $20. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org, www.jentelarts.orgDeadline: September 15, 2013
MacDowell Colony (Up to eight weeks between February 1 – May 31, 2013, Peterborough, New Hampshire) – Residencies of up to eight weeks (average stay is five weeks) providing artists with time and space to create lasting works of the imagination. Artists in the disciplines of Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, and Visual Arts encouraged to apply. Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and appropriate work samples, but may submit a joint description of the work they intend to do at the Colony. In addition, you may submit an example of a collaborative work (either completed or a work in progress); specify workspace needs (i.e. separate studios). Submit application form (available on website), work sample, project description, and two references. Note: No e-mail applications. FEE: $30. The Admissions Coordinator, The MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458, T: (603) 924-3886,admissions@macdowellcolony.org,www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.htmlReceipt Deadline: September 15, 2013
Other Resources
**We’Moon Datebook Call For Art and Writing** – We’Moon, the iconic feminist datebook, astrological moon calendar, earth-spirited handbook in natural rhythms, and visionary collection of women’s creative work, is seeking contributions of art and writing by women for the 2014 edition. See website for complete guidelines and submission instructions. We’Moon, PO Box 187, Wolf Creek, OR 97497, www.wemoon.ws/call.html.Deadline: September 1, 2013

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WAM Coalition, LPTW, and WomenArts Theatre Funding News - August 2013

WAM Coalition, LPTW, and WomenArts

Theatre Funding News – August 2013

Playwright Festivals/Calls For Entry
The Yale Drama Series (New Haven, CT) – Seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays written in English. No translations, musicals, or children’s plays. The winner will receive the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of the manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography (optional) where indicated in the electronic submission form.  Plays should be typed and page-numbered and should follow professional play format. Do not bind or staple manuscripts. Only one submission per playwright per year. NOTE: See website for instructions for electronic submissions, which are preferred. NO FEE. Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, yaledramaseries@yale.edu,yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/drama.aspDeadline: August 15, 2013
Jewish Ensemble Theatre Festival of New Plays (West Bloomfield, MI) – Seeking scripts of unproduced plays, which will be presented by Rona Rones. Submit script by hard copy only.FEE: $10. David Magidson, Artistic Director, c/o The Jewish Ensemble Theatre, 6600 West Maple, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, T: (248) 788-2900,http://www.jettheatre.org/Jet/JET_Theatre.html.Deadline: August 15, 2013
The Hive Theatre Company Exposed Series (2013-2014 Season, New York, NY) – Seeking submissions for a series of staged readings of new and underexposed plays. Three plays and one musical will be chosen for staged readings; at least one of those pieces will later be mounted as a full production. Scripts must be original and unpublished; no one-person shows. If submitting a musical, send no more than three songs via attachment in mp3 format. Submit full script, bio, character breakdown, and brief synopsis. NOTE: Electronic submissions only, in PDF format, with subject line “title of play/author’s last name.” NO FEE.Literary.submissions.thehive@gmail.com, www.thehivetheatre.com,www.facebook.com/hive.theatreDeadline: August 8, 2013
**Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival** (March 27-30, 2014, Los Angeles, CA) – Seeking female solo performers – actors, performance artists, dancers, comedians, storytellers, singers, and performance poets – from around the world and of all ethnicities and ages, with original performance pieces. Performers will be paid. Send a DVD or videotape depicting the exact program under consideration for the festival, cued to a 10-minute viewing segment. Include a resume, photograph, and letter of introduction. NOTE: Applicants must download application form from website, print it, and mail it in with supporting materials. FEE: $35. Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, 11411 Cumpston St., Ste. 204, North Hollywood, CA 91601, T: (818) 760-0408, FAX: (818) 760-0408, lawtfspotlight@yahoo.com, www.lawtf.comReceipt Deadline: August 31, 2013
Marin Theatre Company Prizes (Mill Valley, CA) – Two awards for new full-length plays by U.S. citizens: The Sky Cooper/Marin Theatre Company New American Play Prize awards $10,000, developmental workshop as part of the annual New Works Series, and consideration for full production; David Calicchio/Marin Theatre Company Emerging American Playwright Prize awards $2,500 and inclusion in MTC’s New Works staged reading series, plus travel and accommodations for the rehearsal period. No musicals, translations, adaptations, or individual one-acts. Collaborations welcome (prizes shared). Submitted play may not have received full-scale, professional production. Playwrights submitting to David Calicchio Prize may not have received a full-scale, professional production of ANY work. Both prizes: Plays and playwrights that have had workshop, reading, or non-professional productions are eligible. Submit a 2-page (maximum) abstract of the play including title, character breakdown, brief story synopsis, resume, and 10 pages of consecutive sample dialogue plus completed submission form (available on website). NOTE: No phone or e-mail inquiries. NO FEE. Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director, Sky Cooper New American Play Prize OR The David Calicchio/Marin Theatre Company Emerging American Playwright Prize, Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941, T: (415) 388-5200, skycooper@marintheatre.org ORdavidcalicchio@marintheatre.org, www.marintheatre.orgDeadline: August 31, 2013
CAP21 Writers Residency Call for New Musicals (January 7-18, New York, NY) – Seeking new musicals for writers and writing teams who would benefit from one to two weeks of residency to work for a concentrated amount of time in a focused atmosphere. Writing teams will be provided with studio space, including wireless internet and a piano, at CAP21 in NYC between the hours of 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Fill out application form (available on website) and submit by e-mail or postal mail. NO FEE. The CAP21 Theatre Company, Attn: CAP21 WR/James Yates, 18 W. 18th St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011, jyates@cap21.org,http://www.cap21.org/cap21/company/new-works/Deadline: August 31, 2013
The Ten-Minute Musicals Project – Seeking complete original stage musicals that run between 7-20 minutes. Winners will be showcased in a full-length show comprised of selected works, and will receive a $250 royalty advance for each selected work, with an equal share of licensing royalties when produced. Any musical style or theatrical format is accepted. Maximum 10 performers. Submit printed script, lead sheets or piano score, a CD, tape, or DVD of either the entire piece or just the musical material, and a SASE if you want the materials returned. NOTE: Hard copy submissions only. NO FEE. The Ten-Minute Musicals Project, Michael Koppy, Producer, PO Box 461194, West Hollywood, CA 90046,http://www.tenminutemusicals.org/Annual_Competition.htmlDeadline: August 31, 2013
Reston Community Players New Play Project (Monthly Readings, Reston, VA) – Seeking bold, passionate, innovative new scripts for public readings followed by talk-back sessions with the audience, author, performers, and other personnel. Several authors will be invited back for a second public reading and talk-back, this time with some minimal production elements such as costumes or set pieces. Eventually, one script will be selected for a full production at the Center Stage at the Reston Community Center. Authors will receive a royalty for each public reading. There are no limitations on theme, style, or subject matter; edgy, avant-garde works are welcome in addition to more traditional forms. Scripts must be full-length (90 minutes or longer). NOTE: Hard copy submissions only. Download submission form from website. NO FEE. The New Play Project, Reston Community Players, 268 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon, VA 20170,RestonNewPlays@aol.com, http://www.restonplayers.orgDeadline: August 31, 2013
Mobtown Playwrights Group (January 10-18, 2014 and March 28-April 5, 2014, Baltimore, MD) – Seeking new works by Baltimore Area writers. Scripts will be read in back-to-back weekends of public readings. The Mobtown Players will supply actors, directors, and marketing acumen. Playwrights will have a chance to revise their drafts based on feedback from the first weekend’s readings, and to rehearse those revisions for the second weekend’s readings. The goal for the final slot is to select one script to receive a full production by the Mobtown Players. Plays may be any length, genre, or style and may be written on any topic. You must be able to attend most rehearsals and each reading of your play. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. The Mobtown Theatre, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd. #114, Baltimore, MD,mobtownplaywrights@gmail.com,http://www.mobtownplayers.com/Deadline: August 31, 2013
Santa Fe Performing Arts Playwright’s Competition (Santa Fe, NM) – Aims to support American playwrights and advance American theatre by identifying great new plays. Seeking submissions of unproduced new American plays. Send play synopsis and character breakdown either by e-mail or postal mail; full scripts will be requested if they are interested. NO FEE. Santa Fe Performing Arts, PO Box 22372, Santa Fe, NM 87502, office@sfperformingarts.org,http://www.sfperformingarts.org/temp-cat/adult-resident-companyDeadline: September 1, 2013
Ongoing Festivals/Calls For Entry
NOTE: For more ongoing opportunities, visit our Ongoing Calls For Plays page.
**Potluck Productions Kansas City Women’s Reading Series** - Seeking short plays or monologues (10-20 minutes) by female playwrights that have not been previously published. Submissions must be in English. Script should not contain any author information; include a separate cover sheet with playwright name and full contact information. Scripts should be typed, double-spaced, page-numbered, and bound. Submit 2 copes of script, a brief synopsis, resume, cover letter, and 2 SASE envelopes or postcards. Special consideration will be given to emerging Kansas City area writers. NOTE: Postal mail submissions only. NO FEE. Potluck Productions, 7338 Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64114, http://www.kcpotluckproductions.com/.
F.A.C.T. (Friends Always Creating Theatre) Words & Wine Sunday Reading Series (New York, NY) – Sunday night reading series seeks 10-minute plays on any subject; local NY/NJ Area playwrights particularly encouraged. Each month, 6 plays are selected for readings; writers are encouraged to attend. No one-person plays or musicals. 3 or more characters preferred. Up to 3 submissions per playwright. NOTE: Electronic submissions only; in subject line, write “Words & Wine.” NO FEE. FACT, A.R.T./New York Studio, 520 8th Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY,Fact.Theatre@gmail.com, http://www.facttheatre.org.
Funding Opportunities
ARC (Artists’ Resource for Completion) Grants for Los Angeles Artists – Provides rapid, short-term assistance to individual artists working in any discipline in Los Angeles County who wish to enhance work for a specific, imminent opportunity that may significantly benefit their careers. Applicant must already have secured an invitation from an established arts organization to present the proposed work, and work must be scheduled for presentation within 6 months of application deadline. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. ARC Grants Program, Contact: Katy Hilton, T(800) 418-1671, grants@cciarts.org,www.cciarts.orgReceipt Deadline: August 1, 2013
Traditional Arts Development Program – Contracts of up to $1,500 to support consultancies, mentorships, and travel opportunities that foster a new level of growth for individual folk and traditional artists and organizations engaged in the field in California. Individuals and organizations may apply. Contact: Amy Lawrence, Operations Manager, T: (559) 237-9812, alawrence@actaonline.org, http://www.actaonline.org/content/traditional-arts-development-program.Deadline: Rolling (allow 30 days for application review)
See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Alliance for California Traditional Arts, The Presidio, PO Box 29096, San Francisco, CA 94129, T: (415) 346-5200,http://www.actaonline.org/.
**Open Meadows Foundation Grants** – Funding to individuals and to nonprofit organizations for projects that are led by and benefit women. Grants of up to $2,000 support projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect diversity of community served by project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in search for funding. In addition to general grants, Open Meadows has 6 special targeted funds: the Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund; the Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women; the Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians; the India Fund; the Patsy Lu Fund for Women’s Music Projects; and the Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activists. Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000; small and start-up organizations strongly encouraged to apply. Open Meadows Foundation, PO Box 1363, Bronx, NY 10475, T: (718) 885-0969,openmeadows@igc.org, www.openmeadows.orgReceipt Deadline: August 15, 2013
Pacific Life Foundation – Accepting grant proposals from nonprofit agencies seeking funds for programs and projects in the areas of health and human services, education, arts and culture, civic and community development, and the environment. Programs and projects should serve areas with large concentrations of Pacific Life employees, e.g., the greater Orange County, CA, or Omaha, NE, areas, usually including more than one city or community. Some CA statewide and national organizations will also receive support. General grants range from $5,000 to $10,000 for one year. Capital grants range from $10,000 to $100,000, paid out over multiple years. Robert G. Haskell, President, Pacific Life Foundation, 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6397, T: (949) 219-3787,http://www.pacificlife.com/NR/rdonlyres/20EEE92F-98FD-41BE-A378-8D3FACBDE5D3/0/2013GeneralOnline.pdfReceipt Deadline: August 15, 2013
Gerbode Foundation and Hewlett Foundation Playwright Commissioning Awards – Seeks to fund the creation and production of new plays by California playwrights. Works are to be commissioned and premiered by Bay Area nonprofit organizations, which can apply for grants of $50,000 each. Resulting works will have their world premiers in Bay Area public performances between June, 2013-June, 2015. Proposed commissions in any genre will be accepted. Applicant organizations must be nonprofit and based in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, or Sonoma. Individual artists may not apply directly, but must be commissioned by a theatre company, ensemble, or presenter, or an interdisciplinary arts presenter, or a community organization with a history of theatre productions. Artist must be a current California resident or a California resident during the last 24 months with a demonstrated recent history of producing or creating work in California before the time of the application, and must have written at least two plays that resulted in full productions. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. 2012 Playwright Commissioning Awards, The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundaiton, 111 Pine St., Ste. 1515, San Francisco, CA 94111, T: (415) 391-0911, FAX: (415) 391-4587, playwrightapplication@gerbode.org,http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/gerbode/.Receipt Deadline: August 22, 2013, 4pm
New York City Venture Philanthropy Fund – Provides $6,000 grant and capacity-building to a New York City based arts organization with unique and innovative ideas that address the arts in New York City. They are especially interested in supporting fledgling organizations that have not yet received significant support from major funders. Organizations must have annual operating budgets of $500,000 or less and be a 501(c)3 non-profit. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. NOTE: Application must be submitted by e-mail. New York City Venture Philanthropy Fund, grants@nycvpf.org,http://www.nycvpf.org/wordpress/grantseekers/Deadline: September 13, 2013
**Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant Program** - Provides opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to enhance their abilities and skills to create art for progressive social change in Kentucky. Grants range from $1,000 – $7,500 (typical award is between $3,000 – $5,000). Applicants may request funds for a range of activities including: artistic development, artist residencies, the exploration of new areas or techniques, or to build a body of work. Open to individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations. Applicants must have resided in Kentucky at least one year prior to application. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. Rae Strobel, Grant Program and Community Building Coordinator, The Kentucky Foundation for Women, 332 West Broadway, Suite 1215, Louisville, KY 40202, T: (502) 562-0045, FAX: (502) 561-0420, rae@kfw.org, www.kfw.org.Deadline: September 6, 2013
Dreihaus Foundation Grants – Chicago area opportunity. Grants of $3,000-$10,000 for small nonprofit theatre or dance companies that emphasize professional presentation rather than education or community outreach. Eligible dance and theatre companies must reside in Chicago metropolitan area, have produced at least one show in Chicago area, and have annual operating budget of less than $150,000. Peter Handler, Program Officer, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, 203 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60601, T: (312) 641-5772,peterhandler@dreihausfoundation.org,www.driehausfoundation.org.  Receipt Deadline: September 9, 2013
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grants – Supports artists and organizations in Manhattan with three grant programs:
Creative Curricula – Grants of up to $5,000 to teaching artists and arts organizations for in-school partnerships. Applicants must be working in partnership with Manhattan public schools. Supports projects providing in-depth opportunities for students to create and experience the arts at any level K-12. Projects must be semester-long, in-classroom programs that focus either on sequential, skills-based arts study incorporating one or more art forms, or on integrated study of arts and non-arts subjects, collaboratively taught by classroom teacher(s) and teaching artist(s).
Fund for Creative Communities – Grants of up to $5,000 to artist community partnerships and nonprofit organizations. Supports projects and activities that enable Manhattan communities to engage with the arts. Projects that increase access to arts and cultural activities in communities with high need are encouraged. Open to nonprofit organizations, and to artists working in partnership with a community-based organization or a fiscal sponsor. Projects must include a public component.
Manhattan Community Arts Fund – Grants of up to $5,000 for individual artists and small nonprofit organizations. Supports artists and arts organizations that have little access to government funding sources, in the hopes that the grant will help recipients eventually leverage financial support from other sources.
See website for complete guidelines and application instructions for all three grants. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 125 Maiden Lane, Second Floor, New York, NY 10038, Contact: Prachi Patankar, Program Manager, Grants and Services, T: (212) 219-9401, ext. 117,mcaf@lmcc.net, http://www.lmcc.net/grantsReceipt Deadline: September 17, 2013
New England Foundation for the Arts Native Arts Program – Supports Native American artists and organizations in New England and nationally with two types of funding:
National Native Artist Exchange - Supports teaching, learning, and collaborating in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another in North America. American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists residing in any of the fifty United States may apply. The applicant must identify a collaborating artist and specific project as part of the exchange, which must be beneficial to both artists. Grants of up to $1,5000 will be awarded per exchange. Acceptable expenses include lodging, meals, economy-class travel, materials, and other direct costs of the artist exchange. Deadline: Rolling (requests must be received no later than 2 calendar months prior to departure date)
Kleban Award – Given annually to both a librettist and a lyricist, each of whom receives $100,000, payable in 2 annual installments of $50,000. Applicants must EITHER have had work previously produced on a stage or in a workshop performance OR be or have been a member or associate of a professional musical workshop or theater group, i.e., ASCAP, BMI Theater Workshop, or the Dramatists Guild Musical Theater Development Program. Previous Kleban Award winners or individuals whose work has been performed on Broadway for a cumulative 2 years prior to date of application ineligible. See website for application and complete guidelines.  Kleban Award Coordinator, c/o New Dramatists, 424 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, T: (212) 757-6960 ext. 75,www.newdramatists.org/kleban_award.htmDeadline: September 15, 2013
Maine Theater Fund at the Maine Community Foundation – Distributes at least $50,000 per year, generally as grants in the $2,500 – $5,000 range, although larger awards may be considered to support both professional and community theatres in production and presentation of live theater in Maine. Goal is to strengthen and sustain theatre performance throughout the state. Local, regional, and statewide nonprofit theatres in Maine may apply for programmatic, capacity-building, operating, and capital support. Pam Cleghorn, Maine Theater Fund, Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605, T: (877) 700-6800 ext. 2205, pcleghorn@mainecf.org,http://www.mainecf.org/MaineTheater.aspxDeadline: September 15, 2013
Guggenheim Fellowships – For advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200 for U.S./Canadian fellowships – amounts are adjusted to the needs of the fellows, considering their resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Appointments ordinarily made for one year and always for at least six consecutive months. NOTE: The Foundation has suspended its Latin American and Caribbean competition for the year 2013; check back next year to see if program has resumed. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, T: (212) 687-4470, FAX: (212) 697-3248, fellowships@jsgmf.org,www.gf.orgDeadline: September 19, 2013
Residencies
NOTE: Visit our Residencies With Ongoing Deadlines page for more opportunities.
Recology Artist in Residence Program (2014, San Francisco Bay Area, CA) – Provides local artists working in all media the opportunity to create art using materials they gather from San Francisco’s refuse. Four-month residency includes 24-hour access to a 2,000-sq. ft. art studio, a monthly stipend, and an exhibit at the end of each residency. Open to professional artists who reside within one hour’s drive of San Francisco; students ineligible. Prior to applying, artists must take a tour of the recycling facilities, art studio, and sculpture garden (tours held on the third Saturday of each month at 10am). To reserve a spot and for more information, call Micah Gibson (number below). See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NO FEE. AIR Program, Recology San Francisco, 501 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134, Contact: Micah Gibson, T: (415) 330-1414, mgibson@recology.com,http://sunsetscavenger.com/AIR/apply.htmDeadline: August 30, 2013
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (January-June, 2014, Nebraska City, NE) – Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars.  Some “transitional” residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates.  Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35. See website for application form and requirements. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410, T: 402-874-9600, info@khncenterforthearts.org,http://www.khncenterforthearts.orgDeadline: September 1, 2013
New Dramatists Playwright Residency (New York, NY) – Provides playwrights with time, space, and tools to develop their craft so that they may fulfill their potential and make lasting contributions to the theatre. New Dramatists provides selected playwrights an artistic home amongst a diverse group of other emerging and mid-career writers, along with a self-guided laboratory, for seven years. The residency is free to playwrights. Open to playwrights living in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area, as well as playwrights outside the tri-state area who are able to demonstrate the ability to spend time in NYC and make use of residency services while participating in a dynamic artistic community. Submit a full-length play, a book to musical, a one-page statement of interest addressing why you want to become a resident playwright at New Dramatists, and a bio, resume, or CV. NOTE: Applications must be submitted online; see website for complete guidelines and application instructions. New Dramatists, 424 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036, T: (212) 757-6960, http://newdramatists.org/how/apply-residencyDeadline: August 15, 2013
MacDowell Colony (Up to eight weeks between February 1 – May 31, 2014, Peterborough, New Hampshire) – Residencies of up to eight weeks (average stay is five weeks) providing artists with time and space to create lasting works of the imagination. Artists in the disciplines of Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, and Visual Arts encouraged to apply. Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and appropriate work samples, but may submit a joint description of the work they intend to do at the Colony. In addition, you may submit an example of a collaborative work (either completed or a work in progress); specify workspace needs (i.e. separate studios). Submit application form (available on website), work sample, project description, and two references. Note: No e-mail applications. FEE: $30. The Admissions Coordinator, The MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458, T: (603) 924-3886,admissions@macdowellcolony.org,www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.htmlReceipt Deadline: September 15, 2013
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (February-May, 2014, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution ($30 per day), and deposit ($50). Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $30. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com,www.vcca.comDeadline: September 15, 2013
Jentel Artist Residency (January 15 – May 13, 2014, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a $400 stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit ($100). Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $20. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org, www.jentelarts.orgDeadline: September 15, 2013
Other Resources
**We’Moon Datebook Call For Art and Writing** – We’Moon, the iconic feminist datebook, astrological moon calendar, earth-spirited handbook in natural rhythms, and visionary collection of women’s creative work, is seeking contributions of art and writing by women for the 2014 edition. See website for complete guidelines and submission instructions. We’Moon, PO Box 187, Wolf Creek, OR 97497, www.wemoon.ws/call.html.Deadline: September 1, 2013

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WAM Coalition and WomenArts Film/Video Funding News - July 2013

WAM Coalition and WomenArts

Film/Video Funding News – July 2013

Please Note: This month’s Film Funding Newsletter was prepared by Shellen Lubin and Zija Lubin-West of the Women in Arts & Media/WAM Coalition. For more information about the WAM Coalition, please visit www.wamcoalition.org.

Film Festivals/Calls For Entry
**Vancouver Women in Film Festival** (March 6-9, 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Seeking Documentary, Narrative, Animated, and Experimental films in any genre by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world in the following categories: Short (under 20 minutes), Mid-Length (20-75 minutes), and Feature (over 75 minutes). Submitted films must have women in at least 3 of the key creative roles: writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor, composer, or lead performer. Film must have been created after March 2011. FEE: $15-$50 CAD. Vancouver Women in Film Festival, #306 – 207 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7, Canada, T: (604) 685-1152, FAX: (604) 685-1124, filmfestival@womeninfilm.ca, www.womeninfilm.caDeadline: August 15, 2013 (early), September 15, 2012 (regular), October 15, 2013 (late)
**Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival** (TBA Early 2014, Los Angeles, CA) – Aims to increase opportunities for women filmmakers of diverse backgrounds to share their stories. Seeking entries written and directed by women (films written and directed by men will be considered if they have strong leading women characters) in the following categories: Dramatic, Documentary, Short, Student, and Animation. FEE: $40-$75. Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, Alliance of Women Filmmakers, 1317 N. San Fernando Blvd. #340, Burbank, CA 91504, T: (818) 749-6162, dmeans25@yahoo.com,www.lawomensfest.com/Applications opened July 1, 2013
**Brooklyn Girl Festival** (March 27-29, 2014, Brooklyn, NY) – Seeks to empower women and their unique and relevant interpretation of the world around them and strengthen the community of women filmmakers. $1.00 from each submission fee will go to the Reel GRRLS scholarship fund, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA that offers high school girls the opportunity to learn filmmaking and make their own movies. Submitted films must have a woman in the role of director, writer, producer, director of photography, or lead animator. Seeking entries in the following categories: Dramatic Feature (over 60 minutes), Comedy Feature (over 60 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes), Dramatic Short (under 50 minutes), Comedy Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), and Experimental or Animated Short (under 50 minutes; includes music videos).. FEE: $20-$70. Brooklyn Girl Festival, 227 East 7th St., 7L, Brooklyn, NY 11218, brooklyngirlff@gmail.com,www.brooklyngirlfilmfest.com. Deadline: August 3, 2013 (early), December 78, 2013 (regular), January 4, 2014 (late), January 11, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 30-February 9, 2014, Santa Barbara, CA) – Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Fiction (40+ minutes, Narrative Fiction film), Feature Documentary (40+ minutes, Non-Narrative Non-Fiction film), Feature Animation (40+ minutes, Animated Feature film), Short Fiction (under 40 minutes), Short Documentary (under 40 minutes), Short Animation (under 40 minutes), Feature Local (40+ minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: programming@sbfilmfestival.org to inform them your film is a local submission), Short Local (under 40 minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: programming@sbfilmfestival.org to inform them your film is a local submission).  Check the website for further information. FEE: $30-$95 ($5 discount with “Premium” Withoutabox account). Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 1528 Chapala Street, Suite 203, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. generalinfo@sbfilmfestival.org, sbiff.org.  Deadline: August 9, 2013 (Early), September 20, 2013 (Regular), November 8, 2013 (Late), December 13, 2013 (Drop).
New Jersey Film Festival (September 5-October 13, 2013, New Brunswick, NJ) – Seeking films made within the last 2 years, Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature (50+ minutes), Documentary (Non-Fiction work. No corporate industrials!), Short (up to 20 minutes), Experimental, Music Video, Student (College or younger), Animation. FEE: $45-$75. 2013 New Jersey Film Festival, Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies, 72 Lipman Drive – 018 Loree Hall/Douglass, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. NJMAC@aol.com, njfilmfest.com.  Deadline: July 15, 2013
**The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival** (September 19-22, 2013, Palm Springs, CA) – Seeking films of any kind that are of interest to the LGBT community.
Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature (60+ minutes) and Short (under 30 minutes) – Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animated. FEE: $20-$40. 555 East San Lorenzo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264. michaelcgreen@earthlink.net, cinemadiverse.orgDeadline: July 15, 2013 (Regular), August 5, 2013 (Late), August 10, 2013 (WAB extended)
Korean American Film Festival New York (October 24-26, 2013, Brooklyn, NY) – Seeking films of any kind that are by Korean American, Korean, and Non-Korean that are of interest to the local community. Seeking entries in the following categories: Short (maximum of 45 minutes), Short Competition (maximum of 45 minutes, completed after January 1, 2012), Feature (45+ minutes, completed after January 1, 2012), Video Art (any runtime). FEE: $10-$35. 55 Hope Street, Suite 218, Brooklyn, NY 11211. programming@kaffny.com, kaffny.com.  Deadline: July 15, 2013 (Late)
**Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival** (October 4-12, 2013, Tampa, FL) – Seeking films of any kind that are by, for, or about the LGBT community. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature (60+ minutes, narrative or non-narrative, may be animated or live action), Documentary (Non-Fiction of any length, highlighting experiences of the global LGBT community), Men’s Short (under 60 minutes, any genre), Women’s Short (under 60 minutes, any genre), Transgender Films. FEE: $10-$45. 1315 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. david@tiglff.com, tiglff.com.  Deadline: July 15, 2013 (Late), July 31, 2013 (WAB Extended)
Ongoing Festivals/Calls For Entry
For more opportunities, visit our Ongoing Calls For Films page.
Ford Foundation Freedom of Expression Just Films Initiative – Supports documentary projects that address urgent social issues and help us understand our past, explore our present and build our future, with the goal of expanding the community of emerging and established filmmakers by helping them realize their visions and reach audiences. JustFilms focuses on film, video and digital works that show courageous people confronting difficult issues and actively pursuing a more just, secure and sustainable world. Initiative funds will be distributed through three distinct paths: partnerships with major organizations such as the Sundance Institute and ITVS; collaboration with other Ford Foundation grant-making programs where the introduction of documentary film could help draw attention to an issue or advance a movement, and an ongoing open application process. Open application process begins with submission of a grant inquiry through website. See website for complete application guidelines. Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd St., New York, NY 10017, T: (212) 573-5000, FAX: (212) 351-3677,http://www.fordfoundation.org/issues/freedom-of-expression/justfilms/for-grant-seekers.
Funding Opportunities
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) Documentary Fund – Funds independent producers for documentary projects intended for public television broadcast. Projects must conform to standard public broadcasting lengths. This round of funding is for projects at the post-production stage. Awards average $20,000 and should be the last monies needed to finish the project and deliver the broadcast master. Projects must have a key personnel member with prior public television credit. A full-length rough cut is required for application. See website for complete guidelines and to apply online. CAAM, 145 Ninth St., Ste. 350, San Francisco, CA 94103-2641, T: (415) 863-0814, FAX: (415) 863-7428, info@caamedia.org, caamedia.org/filmmaker-support/funding Receipt Deadline: July 5, 2012
Djerassi/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship (TBA, Woodside, CA) – One-month residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for an emerging or established screenwriter. Open to US and international screenwriters. Housing, studio space, and meals provided; artist responsible for travel expenses and writing supplies. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must write in English. Priority will be given to projects that are vibrant, intelligent, moving and innovative. Submit a letter of inquiry on the SFFS website; finalists will be announced in August and asked to submit a full application. Currently the dates of the Fellowship are not on the website, but they are accepting applications. FEE: $35; waived for SFFS members. SFFS/Djerassi Screenwriting Fellowship, c/o San Francisco Film Society, 39 Mesa St., Ste. 110, San Francisco, CA 94129,http://www.sffs.org/filmmaker360/Grants/djerassisffs-screenwriting-fellowship.aspx.Deadline (early): July 9, 2013
Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film – Provides post-production support for original documentaries that explore the Jewish experience. Priority goes to projects that address significant subjects, offer fresh and challenging perspectives, engage audiences across cultural lines, and expand understanding of Jewish experiences. Director or producer must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Films must be in the post-production stage. Grants generally range from $15,000-$35,000. Applications must be submitted through online system; see website for instructions. Foundation for Jewish Culture, 330 7th Ave., 21st Floor, New York, NY 10001, T: (212) 629-0500, FAX: (212) 629-0508, Contact: grants@jewishculture.org,http://www.jewishculture.org/film.Receipt Deadline: July 16, 2013
Alliance for California Traditional Arts Grant Programs – Three programs to support folk and traditional arts, defined as art forms that are learned as part of the cultural life of a group of people whose members share a common heritage, language, religion, occupation, or region:
Apprenticeship Program – Encourages the continuation of the state’s traditional arts and cultures by contracting master artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. A master artist is someone who is recognized as an exemplary practitioner of a traditional art form by his or her community and peers. Prospective apprentices should demonstrate investment and developed skill in the specific art form they wish to continue learning. Master artist and apprentice must apply together. Each $3,000 contract will support a 6-12-month period of concentrated learning. Contact: Russell Rodriguez, Program Manager, T: (415) 269-0026, rrodriguez@actaonline.org,http://www.actaonline.org/content/apprenticeship-program.Postmark Deadline: July 15, 2015
Living Cultures Grants Program – Funds nonprofit organizations and organizations working with fiscal sponsors to support exemplary projects in the traditional arts in California. Eligible projects include public presentations; workshops and gatherings; equipment and materials purchases; conservation, creation or acquisition of traditional arts items; intergenerational classes or educational programs within a community; documentation of traditional arts, skills, ceremonies, beliefs, or performances; media, web, and print publications; professional and leadership development; and endangered language acquisition projects when carried out within the context of traditional art forms. Preference will be given to organizations with budgets under $1 million. Awards are generally limited to $5,000; a small number of grants of up to $7,500 may be awarded to projects that demonstrate significant impact on a particular cultural tradition. Contact: Lily Kharrazi, Program Manager, T: (415) 346-5200, lilyk@actaonline.org,http://www.actaonline.org/content/living-cultures-grants-program.Postmark Deadline: July 15, 2013
Traditional Arts Development Program – Contracts of up to $1,500 to support consultancies, mentorships, and travel opportunities that foster a new level of growth for individual folk and traditional artists and organizations engaged in the field in California. Individuals and organizations may apply. NOTE: Currently, they only have funding available for this program in the San Francisco and Alameda Counties. Contact: Amy Lawrence, Operations Manager, T: (559) 237-9812, alawrence@actaonline.org,http://www.actaonline.org/content/traditional-arts-development-programDeadline: Rolling (allow 30 days for application review)
See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Alliance for California Traditional Arts, The Presidio, PO Box 29096, San Francisco, CA 94129, T: (415) 346-5200,http://www.actaonline.org/.
Jerome Foundation Production Grants for Individual Film and Video Artists – Funds New York and Minnesota film and video artists working in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. Applicants must be residents of New York or Minnesota. Supports production and post-production; not pre-production. See website for complete application guidelines and instructions. Jerome Foundation, 400 Sibley St., Ste. 125, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-1928, T: (651) 224-9431, FAX: (651) 224-3439, info@jeromefdn.org,http://jeromefdn.org/news/201205/2012-minnesota-film-and-video-grant-programDeadline for Minnesota: July 19, 2013  Deadline for New York: Ongoing
NEA Art Works Grants – Supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts with grants from $10,000-$100,000 to organizations. Open to Arts Education projects that have lifelong learning in the arts as their primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. This deadline is specifically for school-based projects that are directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside the school building at any time of day, including after-school and summer programs. Application must be submitted through the NEA website; allow ample time to prepare the application and deal with technical difficulties that frequently arise on the site. See website for complete guidelines. National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20506,http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Artsed.htmlDeadline: August 8, 2013
**Open Meadows Foundation Grants** – Funding to individuals and to nonprofit organizations for projects that are led by and benefit women. Grants of up to $2,000 support projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect diversity of community served by project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in search for funding. In addition to general grants, Open Meadows has 6 special targeted funds: the Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund; the Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women; the Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians; the India Fund; the Patsy Lu Fund for Women’s Music Projects; and the Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activists. Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000; small and start-up organizations strongly encouraged to apply. Open Meadows Foundation, PO Box 1363, Bronx, NY 10475, T: (718) 885-0969, openmeadows@igc.org,www.openmeadows.orgReceipt Deadline: August 15, 2013
**Chicken & Egg Pictures** – Funding to support women nonfiction filmmakers whose diverse voices and dynamic storytelling have the power to catalyze change at home and around the globe. The average grant awarded this year will be between $10,000 and $15,000. APPLICATION FEE: $35. Chicken & Eggs Pictures, Union Square East, New York, NY 10003, T: (212) 875-0456, openmeadows@igc.org, www.chickeneggspics.orgReceipt Deadline: July 15, 2013
Residencies
NOTE: Visit our Residencies With Ongoing Deadlines page for more opportunities.
Yaddo (year-round, Saratoga Springs, NY) – Residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Residency provides housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs.FEE: $35-$40. Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, T: (518) 584-0746, FAX: (518) 584-1312, yaddo@yaddo.org, www.yaddo.org.Deadline: August 1, 2013
Other Resources
USA Projects – Crowdfunding platform open to artists who have received a grant or award from a distinguished arts organization (see website for a list of qualifying organizations and artist eligibility requirements and application). Projects are based on an “all or nothing” model in which artist sets a minimum fundraising goal and a deadline by which to raise the funds. If artist meets or exceeds goal, she/he receives all the donations; if not, donors are not charged and artist does not receive funds. USA Projects has a 75% success rate (compared to 45% on similar platforms), and raises matching funds so that each project receives a direct contribution of an average of 16% from USA Projects. Artist receives 81% of every dollar pledged, with 3% going toward credit card and bank processing fees, and the rest going toward USA Projects for administration and reinvestment in projects. All donations made through USA Projects are tax-deductible. USA Projects provides each artist with a personal coach for support and guidance through the fundraising process. See website to set up an artist profile page and find out if you are eligible. Contact: Kris Kuramitsu, T: (323) 857-5857, krisk@unitedstatesartists.org,www.unitedstatesartists.org.

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WAM Coalition, LPTW, and WomenArts Theatre Funding News - July 2013


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Theatre Funding News – July 2013


Playwright Festivals/Calls For Entries
Occupy the Empty Space (August 16) is creating and presenting an arts festival as a benefit for the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space at 155 Avenue C, between East 9thand East 10th NYC.   Looking for performance poetry, performance art, live music, and short plays, monologues, or dance pieces (all plays must be under ten minutes tops, all dance, poetry, performance art, and live music need be under seven minutes) that relates to the theme of public space: reclaiming it, losing it, fighting for it, and defining it.   We are limited in terms of our artist line – up – due to space regulations, we can’t have more than ten performers, and music must be acoustic. We are still encouraging as many people and artists to apply, however, because we do many events and love adding new artists and projects to our wide empty space family. Please submit; if not this project, we may have space for you for another.  If you are a musician, dancer, performance artist, or performance poet, please submit a video of you performing by email to both Kate – owsvoices@gmail.com and Sarah – sarahmelissaduncan@gmail.com.  If you are a playwright, please submit your play to the above emails as well.  Please put in the subject line Playwright, Dancer, Performance Artist, Poet, or Musician to help us sort the submissions.  Please include a brief greeting with your submission, telling us about yourself.  Please do not submit more than one piece without first checking with us. Submissions accepted through July 15th, 2013.
Global Age Project at Aurora Theatre (February, 2014, Berkeley, CA) – Seeking plays that celebrate fresh, forward-looking visions of global significance for a festival of staged readings. The Global Age Project is a discovery and developmental vehicle established to encourage playwrights to address life in the 21st century and beyond. Seeking forward-thinking unproduced work from both established and emerging playwrights, the festival celebrates the diversity of perspectives, styles, voices, concerns, and stories that make up the world today and provides a development opportunity for plays that directly respond to our complicated present and our possible future  1 submission per playwright. Plays may be any length and any style; experimentation with innovative forms is encouraged. Subject matter should deal with the changing state of human relationships in this new century; historical plays set before the year 2000 will not be considered. Playwrights must be located in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. Plays must be in English; no translations. NOTE: E-mail submissions only; submit through website.FEE: $20. GAP, Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704,  http://www.auroratheatre.org/gap.php.Deadline: July 31, 2013
Little Fish Theatre Pick of the Vine Short Play Production (January-February, 2014, San Pedro, CA) – Seeking short scripts (15 minutes maximum) that require no more than 10 actors and have minimal set requirements. Only one submission per playwright. Submit script in .doc or .pdf format with a cover sheet containing author name and contact information in one document. There will be a $50 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731,holly@littlefishtheatre.orgwww.littlefishtheatre.org/.Deadline: August 1, 2013
Congo Square Theatre Company is an ensemble dedicated to producing definitive and transformative theatre spawned from the African Diaspora as well as from other world cultures. Congo Square Theatre Company seeks to establish itself as an institution of multicultural theatre.  Interested in full-length plays, translations, adaptations, musicals and performance art. Will consider productions of previously produced plays.  Plays may be submitted through a literary agent or accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a theater professional (i.e. an artistic director or literary manager at a professional theater). If neither applies, write a letter of inquiry including a brief synopsis, cast list, relevant production history, and 10-15 pages of sample dialogue. The company may then request a complete script.  Congo Square Theatre Company, Attn: Daniel Bryant, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60657.  NO FEE.  Deadline:  August 1, 2013.  No email submissions.
Kennedy Center Education Department presents New Visions/New Voices 2014, a Biennial Developmental Workshop for New Plays and Musicals (May 16-18, 2014, Washington, DC).  U.S. Applications are now being accepted online for participation in New Visions/New Voices 2014, a biennial developmental workshop for new plays and musicals for young audiences at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  At least five U.S. plays, one international play in English, and one ‘translation project’ play will be workshopped.  Applications for consideration must come from a theater that plans to produce the work in development, and must include both a playwright and a director who would be available to work on the unproduced play from May 12-18, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Please note that for the first time, the application is online. It can be found at http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/nvnv.html.  NO FEE.  Deadline:  August 2, 2013.   If you have questions, please email kctya@kennedy-center.org or visitwww.kennedy-center.org/education/nvnv.html.
The Yale Drama Series (New Haven, CT) – Seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays written in English. No translations, musicals, or children’s plays. The winner will receive the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of the manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography (optional) where indicated in the electronic submission form.  Plays should be typed and page-numbered and should follow professional play format. Do not bind or staple manuscripts. Only one submission per playwright per year. NOTE: See website for instructions for electronic submissions, which are preferred. NO FEE. Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, yaledramaseries@yale.edu,yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/drama.aspDeadline: August 15, 2013
The Women’s Theatre Project of Fort Lauderdale (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Seeking short plays (5-12 minutes-figure one minute a page); written by women only, and with a lesbian theme; cast limit (women and men) is 2-8 for Girl Play, their Fifth Lesbian Short Play Reading Series.
The staged readings will take place in June 2014 at the GLCC of Wilton Manors, FL.  14-16 scripts will be selected and presented in two programs, Friday and Saturday night.  Audiences will vote on their favorite scripts and the “Best of the Fest” will be presented again at the Sunday matinee.
Limited submission:  No more than 2 scripts per playwright. Submit scripts in PDF format and pages numbered to: girlplaytwtp@yahoo.com with Lesbian Playwriting Festival 2014written in subject line. Scripts must be received by midnight (EST) on March 31, 2014.
Ongoing Festivals/Calls For Entries
NOTE: For more ongoing opportunities, visit our Ongoing Calls For Plays page.
The Good Ear Review – Dedicated to publishing monologues that share a moment in time with the reader (and eventually, the audience). Seeking original monologues in all genres from established and emerging playwrights from across the globe to post on website. Playwrights may submit up to 3 monologues of 600-1000 words each. Monologues must be submitted electronically in the body of an e-mail; no attachments. Include setting, time, character, and any necessary set-up. Include a writer’s bio (do not exceed 60 words).  There is no fee or pay. submit@thegoodearreview.com,thegoodearreview.com/submission-guidelines/.
Funding Opportunities
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Arts Program / National Projects Fund – Awards grants ranging from $60,000-$200,000 to nonprofit organizations and consortia in support of key national projects in the dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theatre fields. Grant cannot exceed 40% of project’s total cost.  National projects are defined as engaging a broad national constituency, occurring once (or periodically) rather than annually, and having potential to significantly impact a field. Pilot programs that aspire to be a national model are not eligible to apply, nor are national dance, jazz, or theatre commissions, productions, or tours. Application begins with a Letter of Inquiry that must be submitted through the website. Arts Program – Fund for National Projects, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, 650 Fifth Ave., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10019,www.ddcf.org/Programs/Arts/Initiatives–Strategies/National-Sector-Building/Fund-for-National-Projects/Deadline: February 28, 2014 (LOI)
Alliance for California Traditional Arts Grant Programs – Three programs to support folk and traditional arts, defined as art forms that are learned as part of the cultural life of a group of people whose members share a common heritage, language, religion, occupation, or region:
Apprenticeship Program – Encourages the continuation of the state’s traditional arts and cultures by contracting master artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. A master artist is someone who is recognized as an exemplary practitioner of a traditional art form by his or her community and peers. Prospective apprentices should demonstrate investment and developed skill in the specific art form they wish to continue learning. Master artist and apprentice must apply together. Each $3,000 contract will support a 6-12-month period of concentrated learning. Contact: Russell Rodriguez, Program Manager, T: (415) 269-0026, rrodriguez@actaonline.org,http://www.actaonline.org/content/apprenticeship-program.Deadline: July 15, 2013
Living Cultures Grants Program – Funds nonprofit organizations and organizations working with fiscal sponsors to support exemplary projects in the traditional arts in California. Eligible projects include public presentations; workshops and gatherings; equipment and materials purchases; conservation, creation or acquisition of traditional arts items; intergenerational classes or educational programs within a community; documentation of traditional arts, skills, ceremonies, beliefs, or performances; media, web, and print publications; professional and leadership development; and endangered language acquisition projects when carried out within the context of traditional art forms. Preference will be given to organizations with budgets under $1 million. Awards are generally limited to $5,000; a small number of grants of up to $7,500 may be awarded to projects that demonstrate significant impact on a particular cultural tradition. Contact: Lily Kharrazi, Program Manager, T: (415) 346-5200,lilyk@actaonline.org,http://www.actaonline.org/content/living-cultures-grants-programDeadline: July 15, 2013
Traditional Arts Development Program – Contracts of up to $1,500 to support consultancies, mentorships, and travel opportunities that foster a new level of growth for individual folk and traditional artists and organizations engaged in the field in California. Individuals and organizations may apply. Contact: Amy Lawrence, Operations Manager, T: (559) 237-9812, alawrence@actaonline.org, http://www.actaonline.org/content/traditional-arts-development-program.Deadline: Rolling (allow 30 days for application review)
See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Alliance for California Traditional Arts, The Presidio, PO Box 29096, San Francisco, CA 94129, T: (415) 346-5200,http://www.actaonline.org/.
NEA Art Works Grants – Supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts with grants from $10,000-$100,000 to organizations. Open to Arts Education projects that have lifelong learning in the arts as their primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. This deadline is specifically for school-based projects that are directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside the school building at any time of day, including after-school and summer programs. Application must be submitted through the NEA website; allow ample time to prepare the application and deal with technical difficulties that frequently arise on the site. See website for complete guidelines. National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20506, http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Artsed.htmlDeadline: August 8, 2013
**Open Meadows Foundation Grants** – Funding to individuals and to nonprofit organizations for projects that are led by and benefit women. Grants of up to $2,000 support projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect diversity of community served by project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in search for funding. In addition to general grants, Open Meadows has 6 special targeted funds: the Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund; the Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women; the Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians; the India Fund; the Patsy Lu Fund for Women’s Music Projects; and the Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activists. Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000; small and start-up organizations strongly encouraged to apply. Open Meadows Foundation, PO Box 1363, Bronx, NY 10475, T: (718) 885-0969,openmeadows@igc.org, www.openmeadows.orgReceipt Deadline: August 15, 2013
The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy – Supports theatre, dance, and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts. Grants of up to $1,000 to fund instruments or equipment for a music therapist working in a hospital; scholarships for young people to attend theatre camp; travel expenses for a chorus or theatre group; space for a dancer working with disabled or elderly people; payment for an instructor teaching arts to patients; tickets for groups to attend theatre performances they otherwise could not… and any other proposal along those lines. Grants are focused in the Pioneer Valley and at Mass General Hospital. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Download and complete application form (available on website) and submit by e-mail or postal mail. Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy, Karen List, 1671 South East St., Amherst, MA 01002,klist@journ.umass.edu,http://emilylistfund.com/about.htmlDeadline: Rolling
Residencies
Yaddo (year-round, Saratoga Springs, NY) – Residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Residency provides housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs. FEE: $30 plus fee for media uploads. Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, T: (518) 584-0746, FAX: (518) 584-1312, yaddo@yaddo.org,www.yaddo.orgDeadline: August 1, 2013
Other Resources
NOTE: For more resources, visit our Funding Resources pages.
USA Projects – Crowdfunding platform open to artists who have received a grant or award from a distinguished arts organization (see website for a list of qualifying organizations and artist eligibility requirements and application). Projects are based on an “all or nothing” model in which artist sets a minimum fundraising goal and a deadline by which to raise the funds. If artist meets or exceeds goal, she/he receives all the donations; if not, donors are not charged and artist does not receive funds. USA Projects has a 75% success rate (compared to 45% on similar platforms), and raises matching funds so that each project receives a direct contribution of an average of 16% from USA Projects. Artist receives 81% of every dollar pledged, with 3% going toward credit card and bank processing fees, and the rest going toward USA Projects for administration and reinvestment in projects. All donations made through USA Projects are tax-deductible. USA Projects provides each artist with a personal coach for support and guidance through the fundraising process. See website to set up an artist profile page and find out if you are eligible. Contact: Kris Kuramitsu, T: (323) 857-5857, krisk@unitedstatesartists.org, www.unitedstatesartists.org.

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July 2012 Theatre & Film/Video Funding News

 WomenArts - Create, Connect, Change the World.

July 2012 Funding Newsletters


The WomenArts Funding Newsletters for July 2012 are now online. To read them, please click on the links below.
WOMENARTS MOVES TO BERKELEY

After five years in San Francisco, WomenArts is moving to the neighboring town of Berkeley, California.  Please note our new mailing address and phone number at the bottom of this email. 
We are very excited about collaborating with many wonderful artists and arts organizations in our new home town and with the faculty, staff, and students at the University of California Berkeley, one of the best universities in the U.S.
If you have written to us this month and we did not respond, please try again.  It has been a hectic month of packing and unpacking, and we may have missed your email.

NORA EPHRON DIES AT 71

WomenArts joins with many others to mourn the passing of Oscar-nominated screen writer and director, Nora Ephron this past Tuesday. Ephron was one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, making romantic comedy hits like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally” and "Julie and Julia." 
The Washington Post commented, "As a woman in the male-dominated movie business, Ms. Ephron was a rare 'triple-hyphenate' as writer, director and producer. But making movies for and about women was a battle, at times. She observed how, to male studio moguls, 'a movie about a woman’s cure for cancer is less interesting than a movie about a man with a hangnail.'"

You can read a review of Ephron's "Julie and Julia" by Jan Lisa Huttner (aka our "Hot Pink Pen") at: www.WomenArts.org/reviews/JulieandJulia.htm

You can also read a piece about Nora Ephron by Melissa Silverstein on her Women And Hollywood blog.
THEATRE FUNDING NEWS #88:

FILM/VIDEO FUNDING NEWS #88:

Please Note:  All programs specifically for women are now in red. Our newsletters place an emphasis on listings for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists. In addition to the newsletters above that list upcoming deadlines, we now have three pages on our website that list ongoing programs:  Ongoing Calls for Films & Videos, Ongoing Calls for Plays, and Ongoing Artist Residency Programs.  

If you miss an issue of our funding newsletters, you will always be able to find the two most recent newsletters posted in the News & Reviews section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/news/index.htm#enews


Other Places to Check

There are several other places online where you can find information about funding for theatre and film/video artists:

WOMENARTS FUNDING LISTS - WomenArts maintains annotated lists of funders categorized by art form in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: http://www.WomenArts.org/fund/fundlists.htm.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website at: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1.

WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals.

NYCPLAYWRIGHTS ORG - There are additional lists of general interest items for playwrights at http://www.NYCPlaywrights.org.

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national alliance of non-profit theatres that offers a range of online information services, publications and grants. They publish ArtSearch, a newsletter for theatre job-seekers that lists available positions all over the country, and American Theatre, a monthly magazine that provides news about the non-profit theatre world. They provide helpful resources about international theatre activities at:  http://www.tcg.org/international/index.cfm.


Announcements


BUILD YOUR SKILLS
The Build Your Skills section of our website has articles on the basics of fundraising, publicity, fiscal sponsorships, and tips for starting out as an artist. We also have an introduction to crowd-funding that explains how to use popular online fundraising sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

WATCH OUR SWAN DAY VIDEOS!
Some of our favorite SWAN Day videos are now online.  If you have a video you would like to share, please Contact Us>>

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If you would prefer to mail us a check, please send it to: WomenArts, 1442A Walnut Street #67, Berkeley, CA 94709. 
For information about gifts of stock or employee matching gifts, please click here>>

About WomenArts

WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art by and about women. For an overview of our programs and services, please see the About Us section of our website.

Special Thanks

WomenArts is supported this year by generous grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Art Happens, Embrey Family Foundation, The Sister Fund, The Harnisch Foundation, HEW Foundation, Northern Trust Charitable Giving, Do A Little, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the PatsyLu Fund of the Open Meadows Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, California Community Foundation, and by gifts of time, energy and money from artists and arts supporters around the world.

WomenArts
1442A Walnut Street #67
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: (510) 868-5096
Website: www.womenarts.org
Contact Us>>

(Note: WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.)


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June 2012 Theatre & Film/Video Funding News

 WomenArts - Create, Connect, Change the World.

June 2012 Funding Newsletters

The WomenArts Funding Newsletters for June 2012 are now online. To read them, please click on the links below.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL UPDATE

Thanks so much to all of you who signed the Women and Hollywood petition about the lack of women directors at the Cannes Film Festival.

Also, thanks to Kay Hardy Campbell for pointing out that although there were no women in the main competition at Cannes, there were important films by women in the sidebar screenings.  

In particular, we would like to congratulate Haifaa Al Mansour, the first female Saudi filmmaker, on the showing of her film, Wadjda, the first full-length feature ever shot entirely inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Wadjda tells the story of an 11-year-old girl growing up in the suburbs of Saudi capital city Riyadh. Her dream is to get and ride a green bicycle, a treasure forbidden to women in the restrictive Islamist state. Read more>>

THEATRE FUNDING NEWS #87:

FILM/VIDEO FUNDING NEWS #87:

Please Note:  All programs specifically for women are now in red. Our newsletters place an emphasis on listings for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists. In addition to the newsletters above that list upcoming deadlines, we now have three pages on our website that list ongoing programs:  Ongoing Calls for Films & Videos, Ongoing Calls for Plays, and Ongoing Artist Residency Programs.  

If you miss an issue of our funding newsletters, you will always be able to find the two most recent newsletters posted in the News & Reviews section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/news/index.htm#enews


Other Places to Check

There are several other places online where you can find information about funding for theatre and film/video artists:

WOMENARTS FUNDING LISTS - WomenArts maintains annotated lists of funders categorized by art form in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: http://www.WomenArts.org/fund/fundlists.htm.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website at: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1.

WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals.

NYCPLAYWRIGHTS ORG - There are additional lists of general interest items for playwrights at http://www.NYCPlaywrights.org.

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national alliance of non-profit theatres that offers a range of online information services, publications and grants. They publish ArtSearch, a newsletter for theatre job-seekers that lists available positions all over the country, and American Theatre, a monthly magazine that provides news about the non-profit theatre world. They provide helpful resources about international theatre activities at:  http://www.tcg.org/international/index.cfm.


Announcements


BUILD YOUR SKILLS
The Build Your Skills section of our website has articles on the basics of fundraising, publicity, fiscal sponsorships, and tips for starting out as an artist. We also have an introduction to crowd-funding that explains how to use popular online fundraising sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

WATCH OUR SWAN DAY VIDEOS!
Some of our favorite SWAN Day videos are now online.  If you have a video you would like to share, please Contact Us>>

Quick Links

Facebook  Twitter  WomenArts News Room
Like These Newsletters?
Gifts from our supporters make them possible.
Please help us if you can.
If you would prefer to mail us a check, please send it to: WomenArts, 3739 Balboa St, Ste 181, San Francisco, CA 94121. 
For information about gifts of stock or employee matching gifts, please click here>>

About WomenArts

WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art by and about women. For an overview of our programs and services, please see the About Us section of our website.

Special Thanks

WomenArts is supported this year by generous grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Art Happens, Embrey Family Foundation, The Sister Fund, The Harnisch Foundation, HEW Foundation, Northern Trust Charitable Giving, Do A Little, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the PatsyLu Fund of the Open Meadows Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, California Community Foundation, and by gifts of time, energy and money from artists and arts supporters around the world.

WomenArts
3739 Balboa Street #181
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 751-2202
Website: www.womenarts.org
Contact Us>>

(Note: WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.)


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May 2012 WomenArts Theatre & Film/Video Funding News



May 2012 Funding Newsletters

The WomenArts Funding Newsletters for May 2012 are now online. To read them, please click on the links below.
CHECK OUT THE WOMENARTS BLOG -
SPOTLIGHT ON ADVOCACY FOR THEATRE WOMEN

Deborah Steinberg, our Director of Artist Services, did a series of three articles in April about groups working for more opportunities for women in theatre.  Check out the WomenArts Blog to learn about the great work that is being done by the Female Playwrights Initiative in Los Angeles, 50/50 in 2020 in New York, and the Black Women Playwrights' Group in Washington, DC.

THEATRE FUNDING NEWS #86:

FILM/VIDEO FUNDING NEWS #86:

Please Note:  All programs specifically for women are now in red. Our newsletters place an emphasis on listings for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists. In addition to the newsletters above that list upcoming deadlines, we now have three pages on our website that list ongoing programs:  Ongoing Calls for Films & Videos, Ongoing Calls for Plays, and Ongoing Artist Residency Programs.  

If you miss an issue of our funding newsletters, you will always be able to find the two most recent newsletters posted in the News & Reviews section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/news/index.htm#enews

Other Places to Check

There are several other places online where you can find information about funding for theatre and film/video artists:

WOMENARTS FUNDING LISTS - WomenArts maintains annotated lists of funders categorized by art form in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: http://www.WomenArts.org/fund/fundlists.htm.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website at: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1.

WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals.

NYCPLAYWRIGHTS ORG - There are additional lists of general interest items for playwrights at http://www.NYCPlaywrights.org.

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national alliance of non-profit theatres that offers a range of online information services, publications and grants. They publish ArtSearch, a newsletter for theatre job-seekers that lists available positions all over the country, and American Theatre, a monthly magazine that provides news about the non-profit theatre world. They provide helpful resources about international theatre activities at:  http://www.tcg.org/international/index.cfm.


Announcements


BUILD YOUR SKILLS
The Build Your Skills section of our website has articles on the basics of fundraising, publicity, fiscal sponsorships, and tips for starting out as an artist. We also have an introduction to crowd-funding that explains how to use popular online fundraising sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

About WomenArts

WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art by and about women. 

WomenArts
3739 Balboa Street #181
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 751-2202
Website: www.womenarts.org
(Note: WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.)



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