Theatre & Film/Video Funding Newsletters July 2014

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The Theatre and Film/Video 
Funding Newsletters
July, 2014

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition 

is now producing both the Theatre and Film/Video Funding Newsletters with the League of Professional Theatre Women and WomenArts. Look for some changes over the next few months as we add new and different kinds of submission opportunities for writers, directors, and more. We are pleased to bring you these valuable newsletters that get funding and submission opportunities out to artists. 

You can view both the Film/Video Funding Newsletter and the Theatre Funding Newsletter for July 2014 online by clicking on the links below.

A few special opportunities:

Red text indicates women-only opportunities.

365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project (Facebook Group Project) - Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/429235263876823/ or search "365 Women a Year" on Facebook to request to join this writer's group. They are seeking female identifying playwrights who want to join in their quest to write one acts about 365 women in history. A consolidated list of the historical women to choose from are listed at the top of page thread, and may be claimed by commenting on the post. Guidelines for submission can be found under the "files" tab on the group page. For questions, join the group and post a query.Deadline has been posted but historical figures are already being claimed, so join now if you want in on the fun! Deadline December 31, 2014
UCLA Student Searching for Plays - Searching for a short 5-20 page play or screenplay to adapt and produce into short films this Summer, in preparation for a senior thesis for a UCLA student. Ideally she is looking for scripts that can be shot in the Los Angeles area and on a smaller budget. No immediate compensation will be made for the script, however if your script is selected, there will be coordination for such if the movie makes money down the line.  You will receive an IMDB credit as the original writer/creator, and an individual slide on the final film credit reel, as well as a copy of the film.  If you are interested, please send samples of 3-4 pages as well as a full synopsis to Nerris121@yahoo.com.
Plum Alley- Curated crowd-funding platform focused specifically on supporting women entrepreneurs, women in the arts and media, and organizations that benefit women and girls. Their website provides resource material on creating a successful project, the benefits of crowd-funding and how it works on their platform. They have also teamed up with Flexcel Networks, a female-founded third party company that specializes in flexible assignments for vetted professionals: if you choose, they can connect you with professionals ready to aid your project in the field of video, communications, marketing/PR, and project management. They follow the 'all-or-nothing' project model, project creators will only receive funds they've raised if the funding goal has been met within the dictated timeframe. A total 7.9% fee applies for Plum Alley and credit card services; the project creator will see 92.1% of total funds raised. Visit https://plumalley.co/en/projects.

Ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

To sign up for Funding Newsletters and/or to find out more 
about the Women in Arts & Media Coalition, 

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is a coalition of member organizations; if you are a member of one of our member organizations, you are a member of the Coalition!  The purpose of the Coalition is to focus the power of our member organizations together and to use that combined strength to address issues of concern to women in theatre, film, tv, radio, and new media.  We are committed to being the link between our member organizations as we collaborate to impact the various topics that affect women in our industry through advocacy, networking, and events. 

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SDCF July Opportunities Bulletin

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Detailed information for all of our programs can be found at www.sdcfoundation.org 
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Dates and Deadlines (see details below):
06/30 Eastern U.S.: Zelda Fichandler Award Nomination deadline
07/03 National: Reginald Denham Fellowship Application and Guidelines available online
07/03 National: Gielgud Fellowship posting (approximate date)
07/04 National: SDCF closed for Independence Day
07/07 Eastern U.S.: Zelda Fichandler Award nominees notified
07/07 National: Gielgud Fellowship nominations open (approximate date)
07/08 New York: Observership Applicant Open House (time TBA)
07/08 New York: Observership deadline - Josh Bergasse choreographing On the Town (approximate date)
07/10 National: Guest Artist Initiative Program deadline to apply for Southern Illnois University
07/10 National: Notification of Observership status for early applicants (those who applied by 06/01)
07/28 National: Gielgud Fellowship Nominations deadline (approximate date)
07/31 National: Observership Final Application deadline (postmark or hand-delivery date)
07/31 National: Reginald Denham Fellowship Application deadline

See opportunity details below. For further questions after reading details, please email Foundation@SDCweb.org

With this award, SDCF recognizes the profound impact and honors the legacy of the founders of regional theatre and celebrates the creativity and artistry of theatre around the country. Named after Zelda Fichandler, a founder of the American regional theatre movement, the award celebrates significant achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular region. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future.  This award presents an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. For more information, visit Zelda Fichandler Award at SDCFoundation.org.  Nominations are accepted from May through June 30.

In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is "an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills". Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director's fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.

For information on Fellowships, visit Fellowships at SDCFoundation.org.
Through this program, we offer 25 grants to shadow master directors and choreographers mounting new productions across the country.  SDCF provides each Observer with a weekly stipend ($200 in 2013/2014, $225 in 2014/2015) plus a project travel stipend. Only those who have applied for this program are eligible to apply for these opportunities, and only these applicants receive full details.  Applications for this year are now available online.  The final deadline for applications is July 31, 2014. For more information, visit http://sdcfoundation.org/opportunities/observerships/

The Guest Artist Initiative Program enables SDCF to facilitate and fund the hiring of professional SDC Directors and Choreographers to helm theatre productions at universities and colleges across the country. An SDCF panel comprised of professional directors and choreographers and college educators select productions for the award. Two proposals receive funding and facilitation services, and several more are offered free facilitation services. The schools are solely responsible for selecting the Guest Artist among SDC Members applicants (limited to Full SDC Members only).
Please do not contact us at this time for information on applying for these opportunities. That information has already been sent to SDC Full Members.
Application for this year's funding is closed.  Please contact us at SDCFPrograms@SDCweb.org if you are from a college that would like information on our free search facilitation services. 

To contribute online to SDCF, please click here.
SDCF Programming in 2013-2014 is made possible in part by
the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with
the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, by public funds
from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
and many generous corporations and individuals.
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PRELUDE.14--Save the Date--October 8-10

Chris Tyler's #Hashtag: A Performance Art Performance (PRELUDE.13)Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Wednesday - Friday
October 8 - 10, 2014
Curated by Chloƫ Bass, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Rose Leonard,
Allison Lyman, and Frank Hentschker

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to present PRELUDE 2014, a festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance.

PRELUDE 2014 will feature an array of artists working in theatrical, interdisciplinary, and mediatized performance, giving audiences a survey of the current New York moment via in-process presentations, open rehearsals, and discussions — all completely for free.
Since 2003, The Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL has presented more than 300 emerging artists and companies alongside established figures such as Richard Foreman, Marina Abramovic, Mabou Mines, Charles Mee, and many more. A public lab for sharing new ideas, the 3-day festival features brief workshop performances, readings, installations, participatory events, panels, and discussions featuring some of the most exciting artists working today. The festival, which is free and open to the public, is held in various locations throughout The Graduate Center, CUNY, including The Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Elebash Recital Hall, and The James Gallery.
PRELUDE 14 will conclude with an off-site party, featuring special performances and the presentation of the Second Annual FRANKY Award. Named in honor of The Segal Center's Executive Director and PRELUDE founder Dr. Frank Hentschker, the FRANKY was created to recognize an artist who has made a long-term, extraordinary impact on contemporary theatre and performance in New York City. The inaugural award was presented to Kate Valk (The Wooster Group) in 2013.

The 2014 PRELUDE FESTIVAL is produced by Sarah Stites
on behalf of The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.
PRELUDE takes place at The Graduate Center CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street),
New York City 10016

Visit us at PreludeNYC.org


The Prelude Festival is produced by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center,
The Graduate Center CUNY.
For more about the Segal, please visit our web site, www.theSegalCenter.org.