Coalition: SWAN Day + More Member Discounts & Opportunities

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Newsletter V:3b                                                                                                                    March 2015
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Submit for the Collaboration Award

Please join us on SWAN Day for our yearly NYC event to Support Women Artists Now!  SVA School of Film & Animation, our first Academic Affiliate, is hosting at the SVA Theatre, and the reception is provided by SAG-AFTRA. Co-produced with NYWIFT, this event is always terrific, and always FREE to all. Many 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 (Women's History Month) and on into April.

Our newest affiliate member organization is 365 Women a Year - they also have many readings happening all over the country on historical women. Check them out. (And please let us know if you are involved with an organization which might be interested in membership.)

Monday March 30 is our next Drinks With the Girls - great drinks and food and, mostly, great company.

Do you have a creative project that is a collaboration between two or more women from two or more of our member organizations? You've got until April 30 to submit for the 2015 Collaboration Award! See the info below and on our website.

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

SAG Foundation - Free Screening

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and The New School 
 Invite You and A Guest
to Women Filmmakers: Short Film Showcase
 Followed by a one-hour panel discussion.

Wednesday, March 25th
7 PM with check-in at 6:15 PM
 at The New School - Auditorium on 12th Street
66 West 12th Street

Please join us for an evening of short films by talented filmmakers!
This showcase screening is followed by a one-hour panel discussion on filmmaking and navigating the film industry. The panelists include the four short film filmmakers Elizabeth Ann Burris, Laura Medina, Lisa Melodia, Eleanor Wilson along with independent filmmaker/producer Chiemi Karasawa (Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me!) and will be moderated by 
Film Fatales founder Leah Meyerhoff.

Short films from our showcase have been previously nominated for an Academy Award, and shown at prestigious festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival and many more. Be there. Be inspired!

To RSVP REGISTER HERE https://members.sagfoundation.org/events/4907  
passcode: film
Event details will be included in the confirmation email. Please direct any questions to nyrsvp@sagfoundation.org and write "showcase" in the subject line.

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children's literacy programs. Support the SAG Foundation at sagfoundation.org.

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, 

and School of Visual Arts (SVA) Film & Animation Department
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.


Drinks With the Girls - 3/30 @ Pranna

Drinks With the Girls
at Pranna
(one of our favorite haunts)
Monday, March 30 | 7:00 pm 

The plan: Drinks! No agendas, no plans, just drinks and talk. 

Most projects start out as just that: an idea over coffee or cocktails that then grows into a fully realized production. For thousands of years that's the way women have moved the world: get everyone together for some social time and see what happens. 

Monday, March 30th, 7pm-9pm
Pranna Restaurant
79 Madison Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Happy hour specials all evening!

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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