#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsApril15

and WomenArts presents
Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)

**Opportunities starred are for women only.
##Opportunities with double hashtags are for special populations.

April’s Featured Opportunity
ARTErra Residency Program: Extended Deadline PLUS TWO “Basic Baskets” for your stay!

ARTErra is an art residency in Portugal. We are committed to providing to our art residents the tools and environment where they easily can create and develop their artistic object(s). We are now receiving applications for 2015. The application project is simple and by email.
Please contact us for more details.
Mail: arterra.geral@gmail.com
Mobile: 351963779054

As an extra added bonus to #StageOpps readers, you’ll receive two basic baskets (including spices, olive oil, sugar, potatoes, onions, kitchen paper and detergents, teas, and eggs, fruits and vegetables from the ARTErra garden) for your stay!

To Apply: Send an email to specialoppscode@gmail.com to receive this month’s special code, and make sure to include it in the subject line of your email!

Deadline Extended to May 15, 2015


**Women in the Arts & Media Coalition: Collaboration Awards 2015**

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is seeking nominations/applications for the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women. The award is designed to encourage women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. The aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines. Teams of two or more women from two or more Coalition member organizations working together on a creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award on The Coalition website at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org.

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm Thursday April 30th

##San Francisco Black Film Festival (June 18-21, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to celebrate African American Cinema and the African Cultural Diaspora by showcasing a diverse collection of films from emerging and established filmmakers that reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes, while providing local, national and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed and discussed. Seeking entries in the following categories: Documentary, Short, Feature, Animation, Student (made by a college student or younger; submit copy of current student ID with submission), Youth 5-12 (for a young audience, grades 5-12), African (films shot in Africa), Music Video, Lesbian/Gay, HIV/AIDS (films of any length about the effect of HIV/AIDS on community, family, etc.). FEE: $40-45. San Francisco Black Film Festival, PO Box 15490, San Francisco, CA 94115, T: (415) 400-4602, sfbff@sfbff.org, http://www.sfbff.org. Deadline: April 15, 2014 (regular), May 1, 2015 (late)

**Bluestocking Film Series** (Spring, 2015, Portland, ME) – Seeking short films (30 minutes or shorter) that pass the Bechdel Test for Women in Movies (film must include 2 or more female characters with names who talk to each other about something other than a man). FEE: $20-45. Bluestocking Film Series, Gitgo Productions, 161 Fort Rd., South Portland, Maine 04106, http://www.bluestockingfilms.com/submit-your-film/. Deadline: May 1, 2015 (late), May 22, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

##Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (October 8-18, 2015, Seattle, WA) – Seeks to strengthen, connect, and reflect diverse communities through queer film and media. Seeking entries by, for, and about LGBT people in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Features (longer than 40 minutes), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$20. Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1122 E. Pike St., #1313, Seattle, WA 98122, T: (206) 323-4274, FAX: (206) 323-4275, info@threedollarbillcinema.org, http://www.threedollarbillcinema.org/programs/SLGFF. Deadline: June 1, 2015 (regular), June 22, 2015 (late)

Palm Springs International ShortFest (June 16-22, 2015, Palm Springs, CA) - Now seeking submissions. Visit http://www.psfilmfest.org/participate/submission/ for guidelines and to submit. Films are invited to screen on a “rolling” basis, so there is no set frame time in which you could hear back from the festival. For questions regarding film submissions, please contact the festival office: 1 (760) 322-2930. Deadline: April 1, 2015 (Late)

Society for Visual Anthropology SVA Ethnographic Film Festival (November 18-22, 2015, Chicago, IL) – Ethnographic media is defined broadly as works created as the result of ethnographic fieldwork or those which use, are informed by, or illustrate the principles of anthropological theory or methods. Festival gives independent filmmakers as well as distributors broad access to a market of several thousand anthropologists and educators. Seeking ethnographic videos and films in the following categories: Ultra-Short (under 5 minutes; cell-phone and you-tube style videos permitted and encouraged; up to 3 ultra-shorts may be submitted with one entry fee), Short (30 minutes or under), Feature (30-120 minutes), and Interactive Media and Audio/Photo Essay (interactive media includes websites, interactive CD-ROMs / DVD-ROMs / Blu-Ray disks, hyperlinked documents, active or annotated media, etc.; audio and photo essays includes audio-only essays, still photographs, photo and audio essays, soundscapes, and other media). FEE: $10-$70. Society for Visual Anthropology SVA Ethnographic Film Festival, Attn: Dr. Harjant S. Gill, Anthropology, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252, T: (410) 704-5166, svafilmfestival@gmail.com, http://societyforvisualanthropology.org/. Deadline: April 15, 2015 (regular), May 15, 2015 (late)

**St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival** (October 20-24, 2015, St., John’s, NL, Canada) – Aims to support and encourage women filmmakers and increase the exposure of their works. Seeking films written, produced, and/or directed by women in the following categories: Drama (including Comedy), Documentary, Animation, and Experimental. FEE: $10-$50 CAD. St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, PO Box 984, Station C, St. John’s, NL A1C 5M3, Canada, T: (709) 689-0296, info@womensfilmfestival.com, http://www.womensfilmfestival.com. Deadline: April 10, 2015 (regular), May 15, 2015 (late), May 22, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

##San Diego Asian Film Festival (November 5-14, 2015, San Diego, CA) – Seeks to showcase the diverse Pan Asian experience through the media arts. Seeking work by Asian and non-Asian artists that explores the Pan Asian experience in the following categories: Short Animation, Short Documentary, Feature Documentary, Narrative Short, and Narrative Feature. FEE: $25-$60. San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 140, San Diego, CA 92106, T: (619) 400-5911, FAX: (619) 342-2695, info@sdaff.org, http://www.pac-arts.org/. Deadline: May 25, 2015 (regular), June 8, 2015 (late), June 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com - Feature Films), June 17, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com - Short Films)

##Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (November 12-22, 2014, Philadelphia, PA) – Seeking films by, starring, and/or about Asian Americans in the following categories: Short (under 40 minutes), Narrative Feature (40 minutes or over), and Documentary Feature (40 minutes or over). FEE: $15-$40. Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Attn: Rob Buscher, 1010 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, T: (203) 449-6140, rob@phillyasianfilmfest.org, www.phillyasianfilmfest.org. Deadline: April 15, 2015 (early), June 1, 2015 (regular), July 5, 2015 (late)

Slamdance Film Festival (Park City, UT) - The Slamdance Film Festival is dedicated to new filmmakers. We accept films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and we do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion. Our mission is to bring attention to the most talented emerging filmmakers, showcasing their work in the media frenzy of festival week in Park City, Utah. This year, filmmakers may submit through Withoutabox or our Alternative Submission Form. Visit http://showcase.slamdance.com/Film-Submissions to apply. Fee: $40-$110. Deadline: July 24, 2015 (Early), September 4, 2015 (Regular), October 8, 2015 (late), October 15, 2015 (Final WOB)

The 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 - October 12, 2015, NYC, NY) - The New York Film Festival was founded in 1962 and is produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center which aims to demonstrate the development of international film art and contemporary trends in content, form, and style. The festival is highly competitive with an average of 30 feature films in the Main Slate which are chosen by a Selection Committee of five programmers. A comprehensive short film program is selected by the Short Film Committee. There are no categories and no prizes awarded at NYFF. The Avant-Garde section of NYFF premieres non-narrative, experimental film and video. Work of any length is considered. To apply: http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2014/pages/nyff52-submissions. Deadline: May 3, 2015 (Regular), June 1, 2015 (late)

The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival (September 25-27, 2015, Chicago, IL) - The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival aims to encourage and support the work of independent filmmakers from all around the world. The filmmaker is able to promote their product as a valuable contribution to the understanding of social change. In other words, the independent film is a tool toward better world understanding of the issues facing society today and how to change them. Accepting submissions for Short Length Films, Feature Length Films and Micro-Films (under 3 minutes). Fee: $25-50. Visit http://www.chicagosocialchange.org/ for more information and to apply.  Deadline: April 1, 2015 (WAB Extended), May 1, 2015 (WAB Deadline 2), June 1, 2015 (WAB Deadline 3)

Hawaii International Film Festival (November 12-22, 2015, Honolulu, HI) - The HIFF 2015 festival will take place at the Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theaters in Honolulu on Oahu. As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts. Each year in preparation for the event, HIFF programmers view some 1,000 films and choose an average of 150 features, documentaries and film shorts. Among them are world premieres, North American premieres, U.S. premieres, experimental films, animation and digital works representing social and ethnic issues, and first features by new directors. HIFF also conducts seminars, workshops, special award presentation receptions with top Asian, Pacific and North American filmmakers participating. To submit and for more information, visit http://www.hiff.org/industry/. For inquiries, phone: (808) 792-1577 x7 or email: program@hiff.org or minette@hiff.org. Deadline: May 1, 2015 (Regular), June 1, 2015 (Late), June 5, 2015 (WAB Extended)

Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival (October 2015, Utica, NY) – Seeking films that address human rights violations so they remain unspoken no longer for a human rights forum that combines film, art, music, and a conference into one festival. They are interested in films that expose human rights violations and that offer solutions and hope for the future. Seeking entries in the following categories: Documentary Feature (50 minutes or longer), Narrative Feature (50 minutes or longer), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), and Narrative Short (under 50 minutes). FEE: $20-$55. Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival, 309 Genesee St. (use Park Ave. entrance), Utica, NY 13502, T: (315) 520-8410, info@ilionfilmcompany.com, www.IamUnspoken.com. Deadline: April 1, 2015 (early), May 1, 2015 (regular), June 1, 2015 (late), July 1, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

**Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series** (October 2015, New York, NY) – Organized by African Voices and Long Island University’s Media Arts Dept., Brooklyn Campus, the 3-day festival is dedicated to providing opportunities for women of color filmmakers to advance their careers in the film industry. Entries must be directed, produced, or written by a woman or women of color, and will be accepted in the following categories: Women Film, Documentary, Narrative, Experimental, African Film, and India Film.FEE: $20-$30. Reel Sisters, c/o African Voices, 270 W. 96th St., New York, NY 10025, T: (347) 534-3304, FAX: (212) 316-3335, coordinator@reelsisters.org, http://www.reelsisters.org. Deadline: April 30, 2015 (early), June 9, 2015 (regular), June 20, 2015 (late)

##Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival - (September 10-14, 2014, Austin, TX) – Cultivates the Texas LGBTQI community by enlightening, educating, and entertaining through programs that enrich the LGBTQI and ally communities while developing LGBTQI awareness. Seeking entries in the following categories: Narrative Feature (60 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature (60 minutes or longer), Experimental Feature (60 minutes or longer), Narrative Short (under 60 minutes), Documentary Short (under 60 minutes), Experimental Short (under 60 minutes), My Queer Movie (amateur films under 10 minutes), and Digital and Interactive Media Projects (multi-media, performance, and interactive projects). FEE: $10-$55. Visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AustinGayLesbianInternationalFilmFestivalaGLIFF for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: May 23, 2015 (regular), June 13, 2015 (late), June 20, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

##Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival (Moorhead, MN) – Seeks to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lived experience through the vision of innovative film and video makers. They are especially interested in films and videos that encourage a sense of community. Seeking works with an LGBT focus in the following categories: Narrative Feature (over 40 minutes), Narrative Short (30 minutes or under), Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Documentary Short (50 minutes or under), Experimental (under 20 minutes), and Animation (any length). FEE: $15-$40. F-M LGBT Film Festival, c/o Rea, Film Studies, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1104 7th Ave. South, Moorhead, MN 56563, T: (218) 477-4621, rea@mnstate.edu, http://www.fmlgbtff.com/. Deadline: May 1, 2015 (regular), June 1, 2015 (late), June 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

United Nations Association Film Festival (October 16-26, 2012, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Stanford University, CA) – Celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, population, migration, women’s issues, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, health, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF offers a unique opportunity to view documentaries that are rarely screened, to become familiar with global problems, and to acquire a better understanding of the means to address these problems. Seeking entries in the following categories: Documentary Feature and Documentary Short. FEE: $25-$45. To apply and for guidelines, visit: http://www.unaff.org. Deadline: May 5, 2015 (early), May 15, 2015 (regular), May 25, 2015 (late)

**CineWomen’s International Call For Women Artists, Filmmakers and Choreographers** -  In collaboration with womenartconnect.com, CinéWomen launches its fourth annual call for women artists, filmmakers and choreographers. The selection will be proceeded by our team and will cover worldwide productions. It is possible to tender up to 2 works.  Selected artists will be published in our art review.  There are 3 categories to submit works to: video art, independent cinema, dance/performing arts.
Building on the success of the third edition, CinéWomen continues showcasing video practice from around the world. Honoring the influence of women in video art, cinema and choreography, we will present a selection of worldwide artists for our 2015 Edition. You can use this form to submit your film/video for consideration for this year's CinéWomen Edition or cinewomen@europe.com a link to your video (vimeo/youtube/dropbox/wetransfer) and a 200 words or less description of your submitted work. The selection will be proceeded by our team and will cover worldwide productions and various formats and media. Visit http://www.womenartconnect.com/Call-for-artists.php for more guidelines. Deadline: May 15, 2015
##Pride Films and Plays LezPlay Contest - Pride Films and Plays is seeking plays with lesbian characters, situations, or themes. Preferred cast size of 1-6 for production in an intimate space. Both new and previously produced plays will be accepted, though we prefer works that have not been previously produced in Chicago. Email a PDF of your full-length play with playwright contact information, resume, script synopsis, and production history (if applicable) to LezPlayPFP@gmail.com. We're on the lookout for new work, specifically Sapphic-centric narratives with a positive outlook. We want stories that elevate and celebrate us, refine and redefine us. We are seeking scripts from women of all stripes and types: the lesbophile, the boi next door, the good-bi girl. Regardless of how you identify (or ident-defy) and even if your identity is not queer-cut, if your script puts the "out" in outstanding, then make a play (or a screenplay or a teleplay) for our attention. Scripts will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Up to five finalists will be selected in each category (Full-Length Plays, Full-Length Screenplays/Teleplays, and Short Scripts). The scripts that receive the highest recommendation from our reading panel, and that best align with the mission of LezPlay, will be presented as staged readings during LezPlay Weekend, which will take place in Chicago September 11-13. Writers whose work is selected for presentation will earn a cash prize ($400 for full-length scripts, $100 for shorts). In addition, LezPlay finalists in the Full-Length Plays category automatically receive production consideration for the Mainstage Series. To enter LezPlay, you will need to complete the online entry form at FilmFreeway (https://filmfreeway.com/festival/LezPlay) and also submit your script (with NO identifying information on it) to LezPlay Literary Manager Allison Fradkin at PrideWomen@gmail.com. Entry fee is $10 if script is received by March 31. Entry fee is $20 if script is received by April 15. Entry fee is $30 if script is received by May 1. To make the final deadline, scripts must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on May 1, 2015. Members of the Dramatists Guild and PFP’s Writers Network may submit one script exempt from the entry fee. Writers may enter as many scripts as desired, but each entry form can be accompanied by only one (1) script. Each additional entry will require a separate entry form and separate entry fee. Only one free application may be submitted. If submitting a second script, there is a $10 discount for the second entry fee. The full entry fee is due for all entries made after that. Any woman in her \"write\" mind would submit. And we hope you do, because we here at Pride Films and Plays really need our Sapph-fix. Send questions to pridewomen@gmail.com. Deadline: April 30, 2015 (full length), May 1, 2015 (short plays)

The Beautiful and The Damned - SKB Productions Stephen Bess, Director. This is the second part of a trilogy dealing with a sect of female vampires who are trying to infiltrate the Christian church. Shooting will be in mid-late May. Locations will include Brooklyn Heights and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY. Based on the character, shooting will either be one or two day. Compensation will be discussed at the audition. Seeking various actors and actresses, of various ages. Seeking submissions from: Brooklyn, NY, casting expires April 5, 2015. Apply via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-beautiful-and-the-damned-65882/.

The Journal Thief (New York, NY) - Casting one supporting role for "The Journal Thief", an improvisational film. Frustrated with his lack of fulfillment in his work, a film director places a casting online for people with true, interesting stories from their lives. He meets a young woman who promises to give him what he wants, but reveals a darker story he could never have imagined. As she unfolds her true self she uses her charm and intelligence to manipulate the feelings of the director, until he begins to question the line between truth and lie, reality and fantasy, and ultimately, his own human nature. Shoots Spring of 2015 in Bloomfield, NJ. 25 minutes from city. Easy access to bus from Port Authority. Stops on corner. Pays $200.00/day. Chosen actor will also receive free portrait photo session, receiving retouched high-res digital files. View photo samples: www.paulgregory.me Transportation and meals will not be provided. Only accepting submissions with reels. This role is entirely improvisation based. Please highlight any improvisation skills or experience you have in your submission. If selected, the actress will be sent a short written excerpt from Grace's character. Again, this role is entirely improvisation, and this written excerpt only serves to give a sense of the character. The actress will need to self tape this piece speaking directly to the camera. The actress will also need to send in an improvisation video, also speaking to the camera, reacting to an excerpt from the journal thief (video will be sent along with written excerpt). Seeking the role of Grace: (Supporting) Grace is the director's daughter's best friend. She has been involved in a long standing affair with the director when he begins filming with the journal thief. She has her own form of darkness and manipulation, and uses it to unleash her jealousies against the journal thief. She shares a same touch of insanity and entitlement. Actress must have great emotional range and be very comfortable speaking directly to the camera. THIS ROLE IS BASED ENTIRELY ON IMPROVISATION. Actress must have excellent improvisation skills, and must be able to take scenarios from the director and come up with a response on the spot. Please highlight any improvisation experience and training in submission. Seeking submissions now. Apply via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-journal-thief-65834/.

Reel Jobs NYC (NYC) - Reel Jobs List is a free job listing, which is limited to job opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting each Monday.  It can be downloaded in PDF format or picked up at our offices at 1697 Broadway in New York City between 9am and 5pm weekdays.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, the listing will be available on Tuesday. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) accepts job listings by email only, which must be submitted using this email form.  The weekly deadline for filing new announcements is Thursday at 12/noon for the following week's Reel Jobs NYC.  Your free listing will run for one week.  If you would like the listing to run longer, please re-submit your listing for each week that you would like it to run.  The MOFTB is not responsible for changes in listings not reported to us.  The MOFTB reserves the right to edit and/or modify submitted listings, and has final approval for all listings. PDF format here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/jobs_training/reel_jobs_list.shtml.

Make-Up Artist (Chicago, IL) - International Performing Arts Academy; Allison Abbott, Executive Director. Seeking a Makeup Artist for a performing arts studio. Runs part-time in Chicago. Will be styling and applying makeup for young performers (ages 7-25) ; Must have an outgoing and engaging personality! Competitive pay.Seeking submissions from: Chicago, IL. Email a portfolio/photos and resume to allison@lionmgmt.com. Call (312) 262-7310 for more details and ask for Allison or Christa.

Hearst Foundation Grants for Cultural Projects – Supports programs that enrich the lives of young people by engaging them in cultural activities, primarily through arts-in-education programs. Grants are awarded to major institutions and community organizations in the arts and sciences that address the lack of arts programming in pre-K through 12th grade curricula by providing comprehensive, on-site and/or outreach education activities. Considers requests from organizations with operating budgets under $1 million. Submit a brief cover letter, one-page executive summary, and a five-page proposal narrative and attachments. See website for complete guidelines and application procedure. NOTE: Applications by postal mail only. Organizations East of the Mississippi River should send requests to: The Hearst Foundations, 300 West 57th St., 26th Fl, New York, New York 10019-3741, T: (212) 586-5404, FAX: (212) 586-1917; Organizations West of the Mississippi River should send requests to: The Hearst Foundations, 90 New Montgomery St., Ste. 1212, San Francisco, CA 94105, T: (415) 908-4500, FAX: (415) 348-0887, http://www.hearstfdn.org/. Deadline: Ongoing

Princess Grace Awards – Identifies and assists emerging artists in theatre, playwriting, dance, and choreography. Theatre awards take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships at non-profit schools and theatres. Playwriting award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and the opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. Dance performance awards take the form of scholarships and fellowships. Choreography awards take the form of fellowships for collaborations with non-profit dance companies. See website for complete guidelines and to apply. Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, grants@pgfusa.org, http://www.pgfusa.org. Deadline: June 1, 2015 (Film)

The Roy W. Dean Video Grant – Funds Shorts, Documentaries, and Independent Features under $500,000. Funds films that are unique and make a contribution to society, that tell compelling stories about little known subjects. Seeking films that expose and bring important information to light through story. Projects with strong story-telling aspects are most likely to be awarded grants. Projects must be original, but may be of any length and may be works-in-progress. Independent filmmakers, student filmmakers, independent producers, and independent production companies may all submit. Winner receives over $18,000 worth of equipment, services, and consultations toward completing project; for a breakdown of products and services, see website. Submit a sample of previous work, along with a two-page project proposal describing the target audience for the film, plans for distribution, how the project is unique and how it benefits society, your relationship to the material, a synopsis, stylistic approach to the material, and a list of names and positions of proposed key production personnel. See website for complete guidelines and application form. FEE: $38/students $28. Carole Dean, From The Heart Productions, 1455 Mandalay Beach Rd., Oxnard, CA 93035-2845, (805) 984-0098, Caroleedean@att.net, http://fromtheheartproductions.com/how-to-apply-for-grants/. Deadline: April 30, 2015

##National Museum of the American Indian Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program / Artist Leadership – Supporting wide range of arts activities with goal of increasing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts. Awards of $6,000-$7,000 enable indigenous artists to research, document, network, and develop life skills to enhance artistic growth and strengthen career development. Two-part program includes visit to Washington, D.C., to conduct research and to receive professional training services, as well as an artist-facilitated community project to share knowledge learned from visit in one of two categories: youth public art or artist’s community workshop. Eligibility: Must be an indigenous artist of the Western Hemisphere who is recognized by the their community and can demonstrate significant artistic accomplishments; may work in any media (visual, media, performance arts, literature, etc.) Visit the website for guidelines and to apply: http://nmai.si.edu/connect/artist-leadership-program/. Receipt Deadline: May 4, 2015

**Leeway Transformation Award** – $15,000 unrestricted award for women and trans artists living in the Delaware Valley who create art and social change and have done so for the past five years or more. Open to artists working in any art form who respectfully engage communities and audiences in creating a vision of a more just world, raising consciousness, and challenging oppression and mainstream culture. Applicants must have lived for the past two or more years in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties, with the intention of remaining in the Delaware Valley throughout the award year (ending December 31, 2015); applicants must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to making art for social change. Artists may apply collaboratively if they meet the basic eligibility requirements, but each co-applicant must submit a separate artist information form. For full guidelines and application forms, contact the Foundation. Leeway Foundation, The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut St., Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107, T: (215) 545-4078, info@leeway.org, http://www.leeway.org. Receipt Deadline: May 15, 2015

Bogliasco Foundation (Bogliasco, Italy) – Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses. $30 APPLICATION FEE. Visit http://www.bfny.org/en/apply/requirements to apply. Deadline: April 15, 2015

Sitka Center/Artist and Ecologist Residency Program (Fall 2013-Spring 2014, Otis, OR) – Residencies of up to 3 ½ months for visual artists, writers, naturalists, ecologists, environmental scientists, and musicians. Residency periods are either October-January or January-May. Residency provides living and studio space. Artist responsible for travel, food and materials. Artists encouraged to participate in community service activities. FEE: $15. Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, PO Box 65, Otis, OR 97368, T: (541) 994-5485, info@sitkacenter.org, http://www.sitkacenter.org/3-1.html. Deadline: April 17, 2015

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