7/24/2017

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Dear Member Org Members, Friends, and Supporters

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is pleased to make the following two announcements:
  • The newest member of our Executive Committee is the formidable   Beth-Ellen Keyes, who will be our first VP of Development. Beth-Ellen represents NYWICI on our Board of Representatives. With our upcoming award of the 2nd Elsa Rael VintAge Award to Terry Lawler, Executive Director of NYWIFT, and the pending Call for Submissions to our 2018 Collaboration Award, Beth-Ellen will be hitting the ground running. If you want to reach out to her regarding personal or organizational support for the Coalition, or to work with her on development, please email her at:
  • We also welcome our newest Affiliate Member Organization, TRU, Theater Resources Unlimited. With their membership in the Coalition, TRU will be offering discounts to any members of our member orgs who want to purchase a membership in TRU or to attend individual events. See the first offer from them below!
from the Dramatists Guild of America


For the entire month of August (until Labor Day), the Dramatists Guild has made its entire website open. This means for a limited time both members and non-members alike have access to:

from TRU - Theater Resources Unlimited

Recognizing Commercial Potential: 

Is This Show Worth Investing In?


Use code WAMC10 for $10 off! ($65 instead of $75 for non-members)


Visit this link for complete details and registration
(or paste https://truonline.org/events/investor-lab/ into your browser)


Saturday, July 29th, 2017, 2-6PM
The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street

For anyone thinking about investing in theater. 
(And anyone who hopes to attract investors.)
An essential workshop for producers and investors, facilitated by attorney Eric S. Goldman, with a panel of commercial producers and investors offering their experience and observations. Panel will include William Franzblau, producer (TONY Nominated Best Play Say Goodnight Gracie, American Buffalo and Wonderland on Broadway, the tour of Little House on the Prairie the Musical; off-Broadway Sistas, Jewtopia, Evil Dead the Musical, Respect and Illuminate); Josh Goodman, producer (Rocky, Pippin, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike); Jeremy Handelman, producer (On the Town, White's Lies, F#@king Up Everything); Cody Lassen, producer (Indecent, Significant Other, Deaf West Spring Awakening); James Simon (Hand to God, Something Rotten, Pippin). 
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It's every producer's job - to find investors for your production. Whether you are a self-producing artist looking for a lead producer to option your piece, a lead producer looking for co-producers and investors or a not-for-profit theater looking for enhancement funds, at some point you will have to sit down and make the case for why your show is the right investment.

In this invaluable and unprecedented program, an amazing lineup of commercial producers and investors will share their personal views on evaluating plays as investments. You will hear insider takes on how producers and investors determine the productions in which they want to participate as well as how they bring others on board, including methods for evaluating the structural integrity of the play itself, the production and creative teams, the financial plan for the initial commercial production, the possibility for downstream revenue and the potential competition. And you'll hear some stories about pitches that were wildly successful and epic failures.

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7/03/2017

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsJuly17

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#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsJuly17

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

##Opportunities with hashtags are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred are for women only.

Special Opportunity 

Special Opps will continue again in September, but please watch this space (and our website) for upcoming info on Submissions to our next Collaboration Award--coming soon--deadline December 31.


Film Festivals

The Success in the Arts Awards
After 20+ years in the entertainment industry and with hundreds of plays under her belt and two screenplays in development, director, screenwriter, playwright and entrepreneur Dara Bragg founded The Success in the Arts Seminar (SITA) in 2011. Her goal is to educate, enrich and empower all who seek to express their unique voices and point of view through the performing arts.
  • When/Where: September 30, 2017, New York, NY
  • Deadline: September 3, 2017
  • Submission Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: New Works
  • Categories: Webseries, One Act Plays, Film Shorts, Poets, Documentaries, and YouTube entries
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: theaterandfilmforyou@yahoo.com      
  • Submission Information

Highland Falls Film Festival
The fifteenth High Falls Film Festival, a five-day event celebrating the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking, will be held November 2 – 6, 2017 in Rochester, NY. Founded in 2001, the High Falls Film Festival honors the artistry and innovation of women in film — behind the camera, in leading roles on the screen, and at the heart of storylines.
  • When/Where: November 2-6, 2017, Rochester, NY
  • Deadline: September 3, 2017
  • Submission Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We welcome films targeted to an adult audience.  All films must be made by, or feature, women in a strong leading role, or films that focus on women and their life experiences. Preference will be given to films made by women in a leadership role(s); including director, screenplay writer, producer, cinematographer, etc.   All genres including live action narrative, live action documentary, animation, experimental, hybrid, etc. may be submitted.
  • Categories: Full-length Narrative or Documentary, Short Films
  • Address: High Falls Film Festival Office 45 East Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester NY 14604, USA
  • Contact: kateh@highfallsfilmfestival.com       
  • Submission Information

Cambodia Town Film Festival
CTFF is a four-day film forum that will introduce new studio and independent features, documentaries, foreign features, short films, animated shorts and re-released classics. The programs will include a variety of special events and panel discussions featuring directors, producers, writers and actors. CTFF will provide a creative forum for emerging filmmakers. CTFF offers the opportunity for student early-career filmmakers, and seasoned filmmakers to showcase their talent and gain exposure.
  • When/Where: September 14-17, 2017, Long Beach, CA
  • Deadline: March 10, 2017 (Earlybird), June 20 (Regular), July 5 (Late), July 17  (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$35
  • Eligibility: Acceptable formats for preview are DVD (NTSC, Region 0 or 1 only) or secure online screener. No PAL DVDs will be previewed. Press kit are encouraged, but not required to be submitted with your entry, including: Still images (hard photos and/or high-resolution electronic images of at least 300dpi on a CD). Please provide captions for all images. Synopsis, Director's Biography, Director's Filmography, Cast and Crew Listing, If film is selected, the festival will request the following items to maximize exposure for your film: posters, director's photo, trailers, and clips and the press kit.
  • Categories: Feature Films, Documentary Films, Short Narrative Films, Short Documentary Films, Short Animation Films, Short Shorts
  • Address: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA 90814 United States 
  • Contact: submissions@cambodiatownfilmfestival.com   
  • Submission Information

Shorts That Are Not Pants
Established in 2012, Shorts That Are Not Pants is a quarterly screening series for short films that takes place in Toronto, Canada. Screenings take place in January, April, July, and October. We've screened more than 150 films from 26 countries so far, and we're looking for more undiscovered gems to show our shorts-savvy Toronto audiences. Members of our programming team have experience working for some of the biggest and best festivals in the world (TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs) and travel to festivals around the world seeking out the best films and the brightest filmmakers to support.
  • When/Where: January 3, 2018, Toronto, CA
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Submission Fee: $20-$30
  • Eligibility: We are currently accepting submissions of short films up to 20 minutes in length. We screen from digital files ONLY. Films not in English must contain English subtitles.
  • Categories: All genres are welcome, and we don't care about premiere status or whether the film is already available online. 
  • Address: 20 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H5 Canada  
  • Contact: james@shortsnotpants.com    
  • Submission Information

Chicago International Film Festival
The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates the best that cinema has to offer. Showcasing films from established masters and emerging storytellers, the Festival welcomes films from around the world. Offering an impressive selection of competitive and non-competitive programming, the Chicago International Film Festival brings films both domestic and international to silver screens in Chicago.
  • When/Where: October 12-26, 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Deadline: April 7 (Early); June 16 (Regular); July 17 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$200
  • Eligibility: 1. Films completed on or after September 1, 2016 are eligible. 2. Films previously submitted to the Chicago International Film Festival are NOT eligible. 3. US premieres are given priority, but films must be at least a Chicago premiere. Films that (a) have screened publicly in the Chicago area, (b) have had a theatrical run in the US prior to the Festival dates, (c) have aired on US television prior to the Festival dates, or (d) are available for purchase in North America are NOT eligible. 4. Feature-length films (narrative or documentary) that are available for public online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible. Short films (under 40 min) may be available online. 5. Films shown at private screenings not open to the public (for crew, investors, etc.) are eligible. 6. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Dialogue lists are not accepted. 7. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
  • Categories: Documentary, Feature Film, Short Film
  • Address: 212 W. Van Buren St. Ste. 400 Chicago, IL 60607 United States 
  • Contact: entries@chicagofilmfestival.com  
  • Submission Information



ONSCREEN

Room Enough –Short Film
Casting "Room Enough," a short film. Synopsis: "Room Enough" is the story of Cody and Rachael, a young, Black couple in the midst of deciding whether the love they have for each other is enough to keep them together. Cody comes from a blue collar background, while Rachael is from a white collar background. Over the course of the film, we discover what pulls the two apart, what reinforces the divide, and in spite of it all, what keeps them together.
  • Roles: Rachel (African American, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race; All Ethnicities; 23-35; Lead), Jackie (African American, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race; 27-39; Supporting); Chanel (African American, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race; 27-37; Supporting)
  • Audition: July 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots late July, early August 2017 in L.A.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: Copy, credit, and meals provided. USC School of Cinematic Arts project. SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement. Payment dependent on experience.
  • Audition Information

Like a Feather Moon- Short Film
Casting the short film "Like A Feather Moon." Production description: "A young man deals with mounting pressure in a surreal experience of work and life."
  • Roles: Jen (African American; 25-29; Lead)
  • Audition: July 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

This Vampire – Short Film
Casting "This Vampire," a short film. Synopsis: An actress, who is herself a weirdo, plays a wonderfully cheerful and super weird prostitute who gets strangled by her criminal-loser boyfriend (whom she loves deeply) but, as the current re-shoot would have it, she doesn’t actually die because she’s a vampire. Instead of complaining about the shitty movie she’s making, the actress makes the most of it. But she is scared of the sex scene, so she tries LSD and a bunch of other things to “take the ego out of it” but it goes further than helping her with the scene, her entire life changes radically and she doesn’t give a shit about acting anymore. For the first time she feels the whole of who she is in a moment, and it’s more than who she was as that actress or this character.
  • Roles: Julie/Froggy (All Ethnicities; 18-45; Lead)
  • Audition: July 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shooting July or August in Rockaway, NJ.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information


For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com. 


OFFSCREEN


Producer
New York City, Producer needed for psychological drama – feature film, Producer must be based in New York City, Ultra Low Budget Production, Pre Production to begin September 2017, Planning to shoot – November 2017

Senior Producer, Audio
Vox Media builds smart media brands people love, empowering trusted digital voices with proprietary technology to create and distribute stories to an audience of hundreds of millions of young adults worldwide. Vox Media is eight distinct brands: The Verge (Technology and Culture), Vox (General News), SB Nation (Sports), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Polygon (Gaming), Racked (Shopping), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Curbed (Real Estate and Home), and Recode (Technology and Business).
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: Experience as the editorial/creative lead for a successful podcast or broadcast program. Experience managing a production team tasked with meeting daily deadlines. A portfolio that demonstrates an ear for great tape and inventive approaches to audio storytelling. A track record of developing stories that draw on diverse perspectives/source lists. Strong collaborative skills, as well as the ability to delegate and prioritize effectively. A strong news background/journalism chops. Proficiency in audio mixing. Experience coaching and developing host talent.
  • Application Information

Sesame Studios YouTube Channel
An All-New YouTube Destination for Kids, From the Makers of Sesame Street! Sesame Studios features the same educational goodness as Sesame Street, but completely different. We are looking for fresh creative talent to dazzle and delight preschoolers. 
  • Position Type: Flexible
  • Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older and be submitting original content
  • Application Information 

Production Coordinator
Method Studios is currently in search of a Production Coordinator to join its Production team. The Production Coordinator is responsible for the assignment and tracking of tasks for assigned area of responsibility. They will facilitate the movement of shots between teams, coordinate daily reviews, and communicate status updates ensuring the delivery of shots on schedule.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: BA or BS in film, art, communications, or related field strongly preferred. Minimum 3 years experience in visual effects production or feature animation
  • Application Information


FUNDING


**Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographer**
The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Grant is open only to productions that engage a female director of photography. Grant is only open to films shooting in the Continental United States.
  • Address: Digital Bolex, 707 S Broadway Suite #1223, Los Angeles, CA, 90014
  • Contact: +1 213 628 3191
  • Application Information
    

RESIDENCIES

NW Documentary Artist in Residence
As a center for non-fiction storytelling, NW Documentary seeks to encourage and foster documentary storytellers. The success of a creative, thriving environment is based on a variety of artists of different experience levels, working under one roof. The center is a place where upcoming storytellers gain inspiration, insight, and encouragement from experienced and established professionals. Likewise, active professionals benefit from a lively community consisting of support, creative exchange, and resources that would not be available to them as solo artists working from their homes. In addition to our regular workshops, internships, and volunteer opportunities, NW Documentary offers the Artist-in-Residence program to fulfill this need.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility:  The Artist-in-Residence is an opportunity for non-fiction storytellers who have demonstrated a passion and commitment to their craft, an original artistic vision, and a desire to develop their work within a creative community. The term “non-fiction storytellers” is not exclusive to a single documentary medium, but may include: film/video, audio, photography, literary non-fiction, multi-media or other.
  • Address: 6 NE Tillamook, Portland, OR 97212
  • Contact: info@nwdocumentary.org    
  • Application Information

18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Yes
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility:  The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well.
  • Address: 1639 18th Street Santa Monica CA 90404
  • Contact:  (310) 453-3711 
  • Application Information

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#StageOpps #StageOppsJuly17

and WomenArts present

















#StageOpps
#StageOppsJuly17
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

##Opportunities with hashtags are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred are for women only.


SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

Special Opps will continue again in September, but please watch this space (and our website) for upcoming info on Submissions to our next Collaboration Award--coming soon--deadline December 31.

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

New York New Works Theatre Festival
It's free to submit and every submission is reviewed by at least one Broadway producer, it's truly a wonderful opportunity for new work. Selected works are presented by a Broadway "A list" GM team (13 Tony Awards, 14 Drama Desk Awards and 3 Pulitzer Prizes) and performances will take place in October in the 199 seat Duke Theatre on 42nd and Broadway.
  • When/Where: October 2017 in New York, NY 
  • Deadline: August 15, 2017  
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: New Works
  • Categories: Plays. The festival is run by Broadway and Television producers who are seeking play submissions. If your show is accepted to the festival, you are given a slot in which to produce your show. We are NOT producing your show, we are presenting it to Broadway and Television producers. 
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: tonynwtheatrefestival@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

New York Theatre Festival
ONE ACT PLAY WELCOME Our 11th Festival Season There is no question why NYSummerfest has taken the world of playwrighting festivals by storm, becoming one of the largest festival in the country in just 5 years. It’s because playwrights and musicians enjoy staging their plays with us! We are a group of playwrights who, after years of staging our plays in NYC festivals, said: “Why don’t we create a festival that includes everything we dreamt of having?” The result is beyond our wildest expectations. Is this sheer luck or an acknowledgment of what we offer? Let’s find out: Our participating playwrights receive: Acknowledgement in the form of excellent prizes $7,000 in total, you won’t find bigger prizes anywhere!
  • When/Where: NYC
  • Deadline: July 1st or until submissions full
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Plays and musicals between 5 and 90 minutes
  • Categories: All genres are welcome, including MUSICALS
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: nysummerfest@gmail.com  
  • Submission Information

Ashland New Plays Festival
Ashland New Plays Festival assists playwrights in the development of new works through public readings and offers an educational forum to the community through discussions and workshops.
  • When/Where: October 17-21, 2018 in Ashland, Oregon 
  • Deadline: Begins June 15, 2017 at 8 a.m. PT. Submissions close when 400 scripts are received or on December 31, 2017, whichever comes first. A running tally of submissions will be shown on our website. 
  • Application Fee: $15
  • Eligibility: Legibly typed in 12-point font in standard play script format with 1′′ margins; characters’ names centered above dialogue. Full-length drama or comedy, intermission preferred – 80 minutes minimum running time if no intermission; 95 – 120 minutes with one intermission. Previously unproduced. Maximum 8 characters; doubling allowed provided a doubling plan is included with the cast list. The submitting author is the sole owner of the copyright of the script. No indication of authorship on any of the pages (“blinded”)
  • Categories: Any Genre
  • Address: PO Box 3314, Ashland, OR 97520
  • Contact: submissions@ashlandnewplays.org 
  • Submission Information

The International Festival of Horror Radio Plays
Every year we seek 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two radio plays to Deathscribe in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience.
  • When/Where: N/A
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017 
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: PDF format is strongly preferred. If PDF is not possible, then only MS Word please. All scripts must have a title page with all contact information, but NO identifying information should appear anywhere else in the document. The Deathscribe experience includes performing the pieces on stage with Foley artists and a band creating the sound effects and music live. Therefore, scripts must be ready to produce, including direction for sound and music cues. Sorry, but submissions cannot include usage of copyrighted music. Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts for Deathscribe consideration in any year.
  • Categories: Scripts must be no more than TEN MINUTES in length, and should follow radio drama format. An example of proper radio drama format can be found here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradioscene.pdf
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: deathscribe2017@gmail.com   
  • Submission Information


SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Call for Collaborators
Join Climate Change Theatre Action 2017! Host an Event in Your Community! Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP23 meeting chaired by Fiji and hosted in Bonn, Germany. Climate scientists estimate we have fifteen years to decarbonize the economy if we want to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. The time for action is now. But action requires a hopeful vision of the future. For CCTA 2017, we are asking: “How can we turn the challenges of climate change into opportunities?”
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: You agree to present an event between October 1 and November 18, 2017 using at least one of the plays in our collection. Your event can be as simple as a classroom or living room reading or it may be presented to a larger audience in a theatre. It may be designed to reflect your own aesthetic and community. (Please note: We cannot provide funding for events.)
  • Categories: A collection of 50 short plays that address an aspect of climate change; a list of resources to help make your Action effective and unique; organizational and marketing support; and a lot of enthusiasm!
  • Contact: ClimateChangeTheatreAction@gmail.com  
  • Submission Information

Edgemar Center for the Arts
Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica is a cultural art center designed by Frank Gehry, where theater, dance, music, visual arts, and our annual film festival, Cinema at the Edge, come together in one place. Our Mission is to provide a physical environment that nurtures the creative process and encourages collaboration between writers, directors, actors, musicians, dancers, and visual artist; to create a learning environment for children and adults; and to invite the community to observe, engage, and interact to add its voices to our creative discovery.

New Voices Series seeking short Halloween themed scripts
The LTA Millennial Committee is sponsoring the second installment in our New Voices series and we need your Halloween themed short plays! We want to provide a platform for unknown playwrights and new directors by staging original shows directed by Millennials. Following our wildly successful inaugural spring event (over 100 attendees in one evening) we will be putting on a two night Halloween-themed performance on October 27th and 28th, 2017.
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: It is free to submit, and no pay will be provided to winners; we operate on a volunteer basis only. You may submit a maximum of three shows. More than one show from the same author may be selected. Preference will be given to shows from VA/MD/DC, but you can submit from anywhere. No age restrictions on playwrights, although Millennials will be given preference if shows are otherwise of equal quality. Shows may have been performed elsewhere.
  • Categories: All shows must have a run time of 30 minutes for less; preference is for shows of 15 + minutes.
  • Contact: aaamidon@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project
Welcome 2017 playwrights! We are entering our third year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Choose a woman or women to write about. We are looking for 365 NEW women that our project has not yet covered.  We do not accept repeats from previous years yet.  You can make sure you don’t claim a repeat by searching through our historical women alphabetically.  If you are not sure who to write about, scroll down for a list of available women
  • Categories: You can write about as many women as you want and they can all be in the same piece, or separate pieces. It is okay if the piece is simply about the historical woman or women, but they don’t appear. Any length welcome from 2 pages-full length. Any number of characters. Any language. Any genre. Musicals included.
  • Contact: 365womenayear@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

WomenArts Blog
As part of our celebration of SWAN Day 10, we want to feature new voices in the WomenArts Blog. We are especially interested in writers who can provide diverse perspectives in terms of race, class, religion, age, sexual preference, gender identity, disability or other characteristics.  We will pay for every article we publish that has not been published elsewhere.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Our maximum fee will be $200 for articles of 500 – 1,000 words that we publish that have not been published elsewhere.  The fee will be negotiated on a case by case basis for shorter or previously published articles. WomenArts reserves the right to edit every article, and we will retain non-exclusive publishing rights. The author will have the right to publish the article on her own website or elsewhere after we have published it.
  • Eligibility: We prefer articles that are 500 – 800 words in length. It is extremely rare for us to publish articles longer than 1,000 words.  We will also consider shorter articles if they fit one of the categories below.
  • Categories: Inspiring Women – Articles about extraordinary or inspiring women artists and their accomplishments; articles about women artists overcoming obstacles; reports on festivals of women artists. Gender Parity Research & Actions – Articles summarizing research studies, legal actions, demonstrations or other activities related to the struggle for gender parity in any art form. Helpful Resources – Articles with tips for women artists on publicity, fundraising, crowd-sourcing, job-hunting or other business aspects of their work; articles about helpful directories, websites or other resources.
  • Contact: 510.868.5096
  • Submission Information

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award
Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).                                      
  • Deadline: Submissions are ongoing.
  • Application Fee: None.
  • Eligibility: Plays may have been developed or produced elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Plays from overseas and throughout the US are accepted and considered, but special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York.
  • Categories: Full Length Plays
  • Contact: (212) 421-1380
  • Submission Information


ONSTAGE

Suicide Stories: Galleries of the Untold
  • Casting a Philadelphia Fringe Festival production entitled "Suicide Stories: Gallery of the Untold." Production description: "The style will be modern/post-modern and will be paired with an actress performing a slam poem about rape culture. This piece is inspiring, passionate and so, so beautiful!"
  • Auditions: July 2017
  • Production Dates: Auditions July 9 at 2pm. Rehearses July-August, in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

Touch Not My Heart
  • Casting "Touch Not My Heart," a play. Synopsis: The story takes place in 1991 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York during the Crown Heights riot and is about the relationship between two lovers of different religions--a black Muslim female and a white Jewish male.
  • Auditions: July, 2017
  • Production Dates: July 2017
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.

BACKSTAGE

Costume Designer
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065 is seeking a Costume Designer/Builder for Kander + Ebb's CABARET. Production opens September 9 and runs weekends through October 15, 2017. Costume Designer would be responsible for the design, build, and maintenance of all costumes for the production as well as strike duties
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Fee is $850 with a separate fee for rentals + materials as well as cleaning of costumes. Please send resume and letter of interest to Producer Fred Helsel at contact information listed. Accepting applications until filled.
  • Application Information

Master Electrician
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is looking or a master electrician for upcoming season.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Hang, circuit, focus, and maintain light plots for 7 shows on 2 stages, Work with Production Management to ensure all shows are completed within deadlines and budgets, Supervise Electrics Department staff of Assistant Electrician and two interns; additional personnel from other departments during changeovers and some work call, Implement and execute any onstage practicals, atmospheric/special effects, Collaborate with other production departments on all show elements related to Electrics, Communicate proactively with lighting designers, stage managers, directors, guest artists and other production department heads to ensure safe and appropriate implementation of all lighting elements, Interpret light plots, create all show-related lighting paperwork, Program and operate lighting console as needed, Coordinate run crew staffing and schedule for all shows with Production Management
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Audio/ Video Engineer
Indiana Repertory Theatre is currently accepting resumes for an Audio/Video Engineer. This is seasonal position with benefits, contract runs approximately late August through May. Indiana Rep is a mid-sized LORT (C and D stages) theatre, producing a wide variety of existing and new work for adults and children (currently 9 productions) located in downtown Indianapolis.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Duties include operating sound and/or video for shows, dance concerts, and one-off events; assisting the Senior Engineer and the Resident Sound Designer; attending rehearsals and meetings as needed; maintenance, repair and upkeep of audio and video equipment. Skills required: Current working knowledge of large format sound systems, experience in professional theatre, multi-projector video systems, headset and 70v distributed systems, playback and editing software for audio and video, I.P. based A/V distribution, and Apple networking, proficiency with live mixing, recording and reinforcement. At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage. We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work. Please send letter and resume to irtsound@gmail.com and include the words “Audio/Video Engineer Search” in the subject line.
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FUNDING

Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation does most of their funding in the arts, culture, and humanities to organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura. The Annenberg Foundation's arts and humanities grants are available to agencies that serve the greater Los Angeles region, typically with budgets over $5 million.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region
  • Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000S
    Los Angeles, CA 9006
  • Contact: info@annenberg.org  
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RESIDENCIES

ARTerra
ARTErra is a private structure of incentive for artistic creation which aims to facilitate encounters between different artists and aesthetic disciplines. ARTERRA is strongly committed to offering the residents a cheerful and productive stay. Because of that, partnerships have been established with several partners such as the Municipality of Tondela and Lob√£o da Beira and many others crafters, schools and artists.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week- 6 months
  • Eligibility: Curriculum Vitae; and Bio, Portfolio, videos, photos , music; Description of the project to be undertaken at ARTERRA, including the project’s objectives, needs and expectations of residence ,work methodologies, and all the details necessary to understand the proposal
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: arterra.geral@gmail.com 
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Green Olive Arts
Green Olive Arts is an international art studio and urban art residency in Tetouan, Morocco, specializing in connecting the creatives of the world with the culture, beauty and creatives of Morocco. Our mission is to resource creative individuals of both emerging and established artistic talent from around the world in seasons of inspiration, production, collaboration and cultural exchange here in Morocco.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week to 4 months
  • Eligibility: 8 studio spaces are available. Applications will be assessed and Residencies awarded by our local Selection Panel according to caliber of the artist's work and fit of the artist's residency proposal with the goals and capacity of Green Olive Arts. Approved applicants may expect a phone interview request before a final decision.
  • Address: B.P. 10001 Sidi Al Mandri, Tetouan, Tetouan 93000, Morocco
  • Contact: arthouse@greenolivearts.com
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Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2-8 weeks
  • Eligibility: Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities, 2075 Johnson Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311
  • Contact: artcroft@msn.com 
  • Application Information

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