Women in the Arts & Media Coalition March Newsletter

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Newsletter V:3                                                                                                                    March 2015
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We are thrilled to announce that SVA School of Film & Animation is our first Academic Affiliate, a new level of association with the Coalition. We are so excited to have SVA join our other newest members: NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications), Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, and affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are coming aboard all the time! Please let us know if you are involved with an organization which might be interested in membership.

We hope you can join us for our yearly free SWAN Day Event, always on the last Saturday of March. They're always great screenings with talkbacks and networking, free to all, and many Coalition board members and organization reps will be in attendance--a great time to meet us and each other. If you're in another city, check out all the SWAN Day events happening worldwide on the WomenArts website, all through March.

All Coalition member org members get the "Member" rate for League of Professional Theatre Women's upcoming star-studded Awards Celebration and Big Mingle on March 16. Check out the link for more information. And don't forget the LPTW Online Auction.

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  More events are there and on our

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone

SWAN Day - Free Screening & Reception
SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day

directed by Gillian Robespierre
March 28, 2pm
at SVA Theatre
Screening, Q&A, & Reception


Join the Women in Arts and Media Coalition, NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) Film & Animation Department, and HerFlix 
for a screening, Q&A with the filmmaker, and reception 
in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, 
an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.

2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28
at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

Special thanks to Reeves Lehman and the School of Visual Arts for the venue
and SAG-AFTRA for providing the reception.


LPTW Awards & Big Mingle
LPTW Awards Celebration & Big Mingle
Hosted by Kristine Nielsen

Member rate of $100 per ticket all inclusive for all Coalition org members.
Questions about ticketing?  E-mail lizzy@theatrewomen.org.

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 


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 

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