The New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media has established a Collaboration Award recognizing women working with women.
The $500 award is to encourage professional women in the arts and media to work collaboratively with other women on the creation of new works. Eligible teams are those readying a new work; proposing new work, or continuing with a work-in-progress.
Teams of two (or more) women working together on a creative project may apply for a Collaboration Award. Members of the team must be members of an organization affiliated with the coalition, with each member representing a different discipline. Affiliates of the coalition are: Actors' Equity Association; American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Dramatists Guild; League of Professional Theatre Women/NY; New York Women in Film & Television; Screen Actors Guild; Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers, and Writers Guild of America, East.
Applicants may suggest any form of creative collaboration and will be judged on the basis of clarity of proposal, likelihood of completion, artistic excellence, passion for the project, and diversity. Special attention will be given to those proposals that reflect the goals of the coalition: to advance women and women's issues. The selected team, plus four runners-up, will be invited to describe or present a portion of their work at an awards ceremony in New York. Those women outside of New York may send a designee to present their project.
The New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media was formed in 1990 to work for the advancement of women and women's issues in the performing arts and media industries. The coalition also includes in its mission encouraging communication to better serve the creative artist; assisting the development of young people in the arts and media; preserving and building cultural heritage; and improving the community's underlying social conditions, such as health care and equal opportunity, which affect the quality of life of members.
The coalition prides itself in providing access to New York's creative community, networking, information sharing, and mentoring.
Applications may be downloaded from the coalition website: www.nycwam.org/Collaboration Award, or requested by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to: New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media, P.O. Box 2537, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108. Completed applications must be postmarked by Jan. 5, 2006.
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