February 2015 - More Free & Discounted Events

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Newsletter V:2b                                                                                               February 2015
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& the 2015 Collaboration Award

Tonight's event from the Martin Segal Theatre Center is FREE to all and important to anyone who makes performing arts happen in NYC. Hope to see you there.

Discounts for new workshops at Women Make Movies and a new play about rigid gender roles in the U.S. and India.

Do you have a creative project that is a collaboration between two or more women from two or more of our member organizations? It's time to submit for the 2015 Collaboration Award! See the info below and on our website.

We are also continuing to develop our social media team and our

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Town Hall on Performing Arts in NYC - FREE -Monday 2/9
Crisis to Creation

Town Hall on the Future of NYC Performing Arts
Free + Open to the Public

Monday, February 9 | 6:30pm 

At the Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center CUNY
produced by the Martin Segal Theatre Center

Join the Segal for a call for all theatre and performance artists, students, company managers, producers, and all those interested in the future of the performing arts and arts in general in New York City.

NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl will talk about his agency's recently-announced diversity initiative and what it means for the city's performing arts community.
The first ever Segal Center Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts will be given to councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.

This Town Hall will feature short presentations from the major arts service organizations in the city, representing all 5 boroughs and full cultural diversity of New York including:
The Actors Fund | Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York | Arab Stages | ART NY | ArtsPool | Asian American Arts Alliance | BAAD | Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance | Department of Cultural Affairs | The Field | Fourth Arts Block | League of Independent Theater | The LIT Fund | The New Black Fest | New York Innovative Theatre Foundation | One Percent for Culture | Staten Island Arts Council | Theatre Communications Group

Come learn what new initiatives have sprung up since the financial crisis 5 years ago and where we are headed as an industry. See what services are available to you in the city as an artist of any kind, especially in the performing arts and theatre.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is located at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

For more about the Segal, please visit our web site, www.theSegalCenter.org

Women Make Movies offers their member discount
Women Make Movies - member discount

Fundraising: An Essential Overview of the Basics with Tracie Holder
Thursday, February 12 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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Fundraising for documentaries can be intimidating and evenoverwhelming but without it, even the best film ideas will never be realized. This workshop is designed to build your confidence and help you devise a fundraising strategy whether you're new to fundraising or need a refresher. Topics include: proposal writing, grant-seeking from private and government foundations, fundraising from individuals, and targeted appeals through events and on-line solicitations. Come, take the plunge and learn fundraising basics that will help move your project from idea to reality. Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and engagement specialist. Holder has raised nearly $2 million for her own projects from numerous funders including the MacArthur and Ford Foundations, ITVS, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.

All Coalition members are welcome to WMM workshops for the member rate!

Discount to SPOILED

at STAGE LEFT STUDIO / 214 W. 30th St. / 6th floor

2/15 at 3 & 7 PM, 2/16 & 2/17 at 7 PM



Distorted gender roles damage both sexes. SPOILED dives beneath the unspoken truths of fathers and sons, brothers and lovers - both in America and India - in this solo play that uncovers the tangled, messy roots of violence against women by embodying the male point of view. Ripped from headlines that dominate the news in New York and New Delhi, this timely play grapples with burning issues such as military sexual assaults, college frat parties, impotent jobless boys, vulnerable child brides and infanticide. Through a lens that is compassionate yet clear-eyed, SPOILED reveals how rigid gender roles box in both sexes, with devastating consequences for all.

2015 Collaboration Award


The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
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