#StageOpps #StageOppsDec15

and WomenArts presents
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)

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

Special Opportunity
Exclusive #StageOpps listing:
STAGE MANAGERS and SOUND DESIGNERS for new short play festival
New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is seeking stage managers and sound designers for its upcoming WOMEN'S WORK SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL, running February 22 - March 13, 2016. Twelve plays are organized into four programs, with A stage manager for each. Performances (9) are in rotating rep. Sound designers may work across the programs.  The festival will operate under the AEA Showcase Code, but both AEA and non-AEA stage managers are welcome to submit a resume.  There is pay. Rehearsals begin mid-January.
If interested and available, please send a resume to Zoey Russo, NPTC Production Manager,contact@nptnyc.org with STAGE MANAGER or SOUND DESIGNER in the subject line. Interviews will be scheduled ASAP.
**Remember to include the special opps code in the body of your email so that NPTC knows that you are a Special Opps subscriber. Email specialoppscode@gmail.com for this month’s code!**
10% Off Playwrighting Class at Luna Stage
For thousands of years, playwrights have been bringing people together to explore what it means to be part of a particular society Whether you are new to writing or a seasoned professional, this unique playwriting class will stimulate writers of all mediums who have an interest in how their words can affect and engage their community. The class begins by reviewing the basics of playwriting, exploring what it means to write a "civic play," and sampling multiple techniques for doing so. Playwrights will work on short plays outside of class, using class time to further develop their work. The class culminates in a public reading of these plays by professional actors on Luna's mainstage.
Please note: This class requires approximately 2-3 hours of a week of work outside of the class hours.
Civic Playwriting
Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:30pm
February 16th-April 26th
Final Presentation on May 3rd
No Class on April 5th
(11 Sessions) $210
Instructor: Kaitlin Stilwell
**You’ll need the special opps code to receive the 10% off discount. Email specialoppscode@gmail.com for this month’s code!**
Project Submissions
Piccolo Spoleto Festival (May 27 - June 12, 2016; Charleston, SC) - Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of Spoleto Festival USA, its parent festival, and its 700 events in 17 days transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. Applications for participation are now available at http://www.piccolospoleto.com/category/applications/2016-piccolo-spoleto-application-to-participate/. Deadline: December 4, 2015
United Solo Theatre Festival (September 15 - November 20, 2016; New York, NY) - UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL™ is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. The Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual through a variety of one-person shows. Productions are selected from open submissions and presented at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row, located in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Renowned solo performers and new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, tragedy or comedy). The artists benefit from being presented by United Solo, a company made up of artists and producers with vast experience in solo performance. Theatre companies are given the opportunity to reach out to the industry, generate income from ticket sales from up to eight performances at the Festival, and receive media attention through previews, profiles, and reviews. Shows are also considered for participation in the exclusive United Solo showcase in Europe, as well as for script publication and Festival awards. Selected participants are announced in spring. $50 Fee. For application guidelines and to apply visit http://unitedsolo.org/submit/. Deadline: December 29, 2015

Script Submissions
Shakespeare in the ‘Burg Theater Festival (Middleburg, VA; April 1-3, 2016) - Shakespeare in the ‘Burg is pleased to announce our third annual one-act playwriting competition, in conjunction with our Shakespeare in the ‘Burg theater festival. There is no fee for this competition. The winning play will be performed during the Shakespeare in the ‘Burg festival. Please note that you can write in any style you choose; this is not a “Shakespeare” writing competition, so plays in any genre are welcome. Please bear in mind that your script will be performed for an audience of all ages. Competition Rules: Open to all playwrights. Scripts must be original, unpublished and not produced professionally. Musicals, monologues, adaptations, film scripts and television scripts are not eligible. Scripts may have been performed in a workshop environment. Our goal is to produce a one-set show with a small to medium-sized cast, with running times of no less than 25 minutes and no more than one hour. No more than one submission per playwright. Give us your best work! You may email your script to: genie@printmanagementinc.com, and in fact, we prefer emails. In the subject line, please write: Shakespeare in the ‘Burg One-Act Play. If sending a hard copy, please number the pages and staple or paperclip your submission. Send hard copies to Genie Ford, 36523 Mountville Road, Middleburg VA 20117. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like confirmation of receipt—or include your email address and I will write to you. Submissions should include: Playwright bio. Contact page with name, address and telephone number of the playwright, On all pages, please place the title of the play at the top of each numbered page. Website: http://www.shakespeareintheburg.com/. Deadline: December 1, 2015.

Greenhouse Ensemble Evening of Ten Minute Plays (NYC) - The Greenhouse Ensemble is thrilled to announce our first Evening of Ten-Minute Plays. We are currently accepting submissions for this inspired, one night event, taking place at the end of February, 2016. Our theater is located at 97 and Broadway on the Upper West Side. The Greenhouse Ensemble is a Membership-Based “Artistic Greenhouse” Focused on Cultivating a Positive, Judgment-Free Environment Where Artists of Many Disciplines Create Fully Realized Work. If you are interested in participating in our night of new theatre, please submit your Ten-Minute plays to greenhouse.ensemble@gmail.com. Plays and their authors will be announced before the start of 2016. We will be featuring the work of ten different playwrights. Deadline: December 10, 2015

A Work In Progress Theatre Company (2016 Season; Baltimore, MD) - A Work in Progress Theatre Company is accepting entries to be considered for our 2016 season of readings! To submit a finished, full length piece for consideration please follow the directions listed below and send all documentation to submissions.aworkinprogresstc@gmail.com. GUIDELINES: Please submit the following in PDF format: 1. Your full length play you would like to workshop, plus: a title page, character breakdown. 2. A synopsis of the play. 3. A brief but detailed bio. Notes: 1. Plays may have had prior readings, but should not have appeared in any presentation in which actors performed “off-book.”  2. One-act plays are acceptable as long as there is enough to make a full evening’s entertainment. 3. Inexperience will not disqualify writers. For more information regarding our selection process, please visit http://www.aworkinprogresstc.com/#!about-us/c17bj. Deadline: December 14, 2015

**Jewish Women’s Theatre Culture Klatch** (2015 Season, Los Angeles, CA) – Gathers women in homes to listen to new stories and share thoughts, while enjoying coffee and dessert! Seeking submissions of plays, monologues, poems, essays, stories, songs, etc. that have an element of Jewish resonance and feature women or a woman’s point of view. Works may be of any length, but short one-acts (10 minutes maximum) and monologues (7 minutes maximum) are preferred. Plays should be topical for the 21st century and have small casts. Previously produced or published work is welcome (include production and/or publication history). Submissions should address the season’s themes: CHUTZPAH & SALSA. Our sisters south of the border serve up funny, poignant and pivotal moments in their lives as they share what it means to have a Latina heart and a Jewish soul. May 15–May 30. Are you Latina?  Do you have a Latina soul?  Tell us what it’s like to be a Jew and Latina.  Did you move to the USA from another country?  What was that like?  Tell us your stories of being a stranger in a strange land.  Tell us about your family.  Tell us what it is to be Jewish from a very different culture! Submissions should be in Word, PDF, or Final Draft format; include cover letter with brief bio and history of the material (if applicable). NO FEE. Jewish Women’s Theatre, 521 Latimer Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90402, info@jewishwomenstheatre.org, http://jewishwomenstheater.org/ways-to-give/submit-material/.  Deadline: December 15, 2015 (evening 3)

The Julliard School’s Playwright Program (New York, NY) - The Drama Division's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program offers one-year, tuition-free, graduate-level fellowships to four or five writers. Selected playwrights may be invited to continue their studies through a second academic year, thereby completing a total of 52 credits for the two-year fellowship period and earning an Artist Diploma in Playwriting. $60 Application Fee. More information about the program may be found here. Questions should be directed to dramaadmissions@juilliard.edu. Visit http://www.juilliard.edu/apply-audition/application-audition-requirements/playwrights-program-application-requirements?destination=node/14855#programs-and-eligibility to apply.
Deadline: December 15, 2015
**Live Girls! Theater** (Seattle, WA) - We are currently seeking submissions of 10-minute plays written by women for our 16th annual festival of short plays, Quickies. Email submissions only. Quickies is a Live Girls! trademark event and their longest running program. This short play event will include 7 short plays by women, as well as feature up and coming local directors and actors. This spring we will be working with the themes of “Risk” & “Reward.” Plays that fit with either or both of these themes in some way are highly encouraged, though not required. Quickies Volume 16 will be performed in association with Annex Theatre in June 2015. New works are encouraged but submissions that have had previous productions outside of Seattle will be accepted. Please send all submissions to submissions@lgtheater.org. Visit http://lgtheater.org/get-involved/submissions/ for detailed submission instructions. Deadline: December 15, 2015
Artemisia Fall Festival (Chicago, IL, Fall 2016) - Artemisia produces an exciting lineup of feminist plays each and every fall.  From open submissions six plays are chosen and staged as readings by Chicago's outstanding pool of professional talent.  Playwrights get a great opportunity to further develop their work, and have their play considered for full production during an upcoming theatre season.  Artemisia's Fall Festival audience chose Jaki McCarrick's Belfast Girls for full production in 2015.  Critics called the audience's choice "gut-punching," "heart-wrenching" and "impeccable." The submission window is now open and will close December 15, 2015, or until 500 submissions are received.  A one-time $10 administrative fee is required to submit your play.To submit your play and for full submission guidelines visit artemisiatheatre.org. Deadline: December 15, 2015

Venus and Adonis Theater Festival (NYC; January 4 - March 10, 2016) - Venus/Adonis is not only a festival, it’s a competition as well. That means that there are prizes! The winner of the Best Play award will receive a prize of $2,500. Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director will each receive $500. Best Original play will receive $200, Best Musical $300. Please know that all genres are welcome, including MUSICALS. Several of our winners over the years have been musicals. We are all musicians, and know exactly what you need to make your show a success. NO FEES REQUIRED TO SUBMIT YOUR PLAY TO THIS FESTIVAL. Submissions Accepted from Everywhere in the US. Shows from outside NY and NJ can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Submissions must be between 30 and 90 minutes long. ONE ACT PLAY WELCOME BUT THEY MUST BE 30 MINUTES OR LONGER. Please visit our site http://venusnytheaterfestival.com/venus-adonis-theater-festival-thespis/. Deadline: December 15, 2015

Monkeyman Productions Return of Simian Showcase (Toronto, CA; April 2016) - Monkeyman Productions, Toronto's geekiest theatre company, is now accepting submissions for RETURN OF SIMIAN SHOWCASE. We want your short play to be part of our enlivening evening of entertainment, theatre, and laser sounds (PEW PEW). The show would be presented in the distant future, April 2016. To qualify, your script must: Be no longer than 15 minutes in length; Have a cast of 2-4 characters; Require minimal tech and encourage suspension of disbelief. As always, we request scripts that get us to the geek – exploring our obsessions with pop and sub-culture. (See our full company mandate below.) This year, we’d also like to focus on scripts that use that obsession to say something about social equity and systems of oppression. Genre literature has always been at the forefront in critiquing society’s treatment of race, class, gender, orientation – we’d like to see some of that in your work. Your play may: Have had previous readings / productions; Be a work-in-progress (playwrights will be welcome to attend rehearsals / work with their directors to develop their scripts – but we will set a cut-off date for any changes). Send your script as a PDF or DOC/DOCX file to showcase@monkeymanproductions.com. You will be notified of play selections by: January 15, 2016. Since 2008, Monkeyman Productions has produced theatre of the futuristic, the freakish, and the fantastic. We examine the obsessions and enthusiasms of a society informed by comic books, monster movies, and video games – speaking the language of Internet addicts, collectors, and true believers. We draw from popular culture just as Shakespeare drew from the common culture of his day – creating our own laser-fueled, zombie-ridden mythologies with a definite eye for the absurd, but also a corresponding empathy for a subject matter which, in the end, encompasses all of us. We are all, in one way or another, geeks. We are all Monkeys. Visit http://www.monkeymanproductions.com/ for more info. Deadline: December 25, 2015

The Mountain Playhouse International Playwriting Contest (Jennerstown, PA) – Seeking full length scripts. Winner will receives $1,000 and be guaranteed a reading before the end of 2015. NO FEE. To submit your entry, you will need to download the Playwriting Contest Agreement, print and sign it, then mail your play with the agreement to 7690 Somerset Pike, P.O. Box 205, Jennerstown, PA 15547. Visit http://www.mountainplayhouse.org/index.php/about/playwriting-contest for detailed instruction. Deadline: December 31, 2015

##National Latino Playwriting Award (Tucson, AZ) - Submissions for the 2015 National Latino Playwriting Award are now being accepted. Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to apply. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists. Finalists will be judged by Arizona Theatre Company artistic staff. Visit http://www.arizonatheatre.org/national-latino-plawriting-award/ to apply.
Deadline: December 31, 2015

Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Playwriting Contest (Jennerstown, PA) - All submissions must be postmarked by this date. Mountain Playhouse will stage a public reading of the winning play before the end of 2016, and the author will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000. In addition, should the Mountain Playhouse decide to present a live production of the play, the author will receive royalties. To submit your entry, you will need to download the Playwriting Contest Agreement, print and sign it, then mail your play with the agreement to 7690 Somerset Pike, P.O. Box 205, Jennerstown, PA 15547. If you wish to have your script returned after the contest is over, you must enclose a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage to cover the return.
  • No re-submissions of plays previously submitted unless revised 70% or more.
  • Must be a World Premiere Candidate.
  • Cannot be produced before 2016.
  • MUST be able to be performed by EIGHT actors or less.
Type your title and name on the top sheet and do not have your name on the body of the play. If you include a synopsis, keep it on a separate sheet from the play. Include a list of characters and, if necessary, explain how 8 actors could perform the show. Send a loose leaf copy held together by a single binder clip. Single or double sided is your choice, but don't waste time or effort to bind the play any other way as we will take that binding apart when we receive it anyway. If you are sending your script from an overseas country, please send me an email at writecomedy@mountainplayhouse.org for special instructions. Don't forget to download, sign and include the agreement with your play. Visit http://www.mountainplayhouse.org/index.php/about/playwriting-contest. Deadline: December 31, 2015

HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY) - Each submitted play should be previously unpublished, run no more than 90 minutes (excluding intermission), require no more than six actors, and be suitable for presentation as a staged reading by Equity actors. No musicals or children’s plays will be considered. The 2013-2014 HRC season runs from September, 2015 to June, 2016. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. Judges will select the winner of the W. Keith Hedrick award ($500), which will be presented as the final staged reading of the season. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. The authors of the four runners-up also selected for readings will each be awarded $100. If you are interested in receiving the guidelines request them via an email athrcshowcaseplaycontest@gmail.com. Or visit http://www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com/play_contest.html for more information. Deadline: February 1, 2016

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award  - Urban Stages' EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT AWARD is presented to innovative playwrights whose works speak to the whole of society. Special attention is given to plays that touch on social issues. Submissions are accepted throughout the year (there is not a deadline) from around the United States and internationally. However, special attention is given to those who live in or near New York. HOW TO SUBMIT: Submit plays to: Urban Stages; 555 Eighth Avenue, RM 1800; New York, NY 10018. Email submissions will not be accepted. Full-length plays only: - scripts must be firmly bound - No changes or revisions accepted after submission - No double-sided pages. - 7 actors or less (Doubling is okay). With your submission, please include: - Biography and/or author’s history of the play. - Character breakdown. - Brief synopsis of the play. - A small SASE envelope for response letters. Whole plays will no longer be returned. All plays will be recycled. Plays MAY HAVE BEEN developed elsewhere, BUT NEVER PRODUCED in New York City. There is no limit to submission. Subject matter and character variations are open. There is no submission fee. It usually takes two to six months for us to read and process your script. We ask that you do not call or email our offices to inquire on the status of your play. Plays from overseas and throughout the United States are accepted and considered. BUT special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York. However, there may be deadlines for plays under special consideration (for example Words by Women, 2-character, etc.). These deadlines will be announced. All submissions are eligible for The Emerging Playwright Award. Website: http://urbanstages.org/submissions/. Rolling Submissions.
Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visit http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissionsfor guidelines and to apply. Rolling Submissions

Thespian Production (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-15 minute plays in any genre with simple sets and a maximum of 4 characters. Submit script with title page containing full author contact information, a synopsis, setting, and character breakdown. They are also seeking one-act and full-length Gospel plays. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Thespian Production, submissions@thespianproduction.com, www.thespianproduction.com Next Deadline: Ongoing

**Lady Plays Podcast** (NYC and everywhere!) - Lady Plays Podcast, a monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women, is accepting submissions for future podcast episodes. Each episode will consist of a "staged" reading of the play and an optional interview with the playwright. Plays that will easily translate to a "radio" medium and that feature 5 characters or less will take priority at first as the podcast logistics get settled. Plays of all length and style will be considered, writers may submit more than one script. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and can be emailed to ladyplayspodcast@gmail.com. Rolling submissions.

**Canadian Women in the Literary Arts Call for Essays** - Seeking any topic pertaining to the literary arts, by Canadian female writers of any genre. Accepted essays will be published on the CWILA website and receive a $150 honorarium. Submissions should include a bio (50 words) and either the complete essay or a short description (250 words) of the proposed work, all in PDF format. Visit www.cwila.com/wordpress/call–for–essays for more information. Submission is ongoing.

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award (New York, NY) – Seeking full-length plays on any topic, but particularly plays that are innovative and touch on social issues. Plays must require 7 actors or fewer. Submit script, author bio, character breakdown, and a brief description or synopsis of the play, along with a SASE for response. Submitted plays must not have been produced in New York City. NOTE: Postal mail submissions only. NO FEE. Urban Stages, 555 Eighth Ave., RM 1800, New York, NY 10018.http://urbanstages.org/submissions/.  Submissions are ongoing.

Company Auditions at The Artist’s Sandbox (NYC) - The Artist's Sandbox is holding their yearly company auditions. Company auditions are for our dance show March 10-13, our New Works show at the end of April, our webseries set to start filming in the fall, and many other future projects! The Artist's Sandbox is a new company, and a company like no other. We see many different theater companies, or dance companies, or performance art companies in this city, but never have we seen one that encompasses all of them. This company is composed of branches: a theater branch, a dance branch, and a new works branch. Next year we will be adding a musical theater branch, childrens theater branch, and a cabaret branch. When you audition for this company and are invited in, you are a member of all branches. You may do a dance show one year, but then have the opportunity to be a part of a play the next. We’ve created a strictly non-union company where all artists come together. A company where a singer, an actor, a designer, a director, and a painter, could work together on a dance piece. By creating a structure where a company has many branches, it allows artists to either expand and grow on what they already love in a safe and nurturing environment OR try something new! Whether it be on your own, or with a mentor in another branch. We do these projects primarily to give artists the opportunity to grow and explore, and create work we are all proud of! - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/jobs/job_detail/373272#sthash.DvYZJpUa.dpuf

Singer & Dancer Open Call for Disney Theatrical (Atlanta, GA) - Disney Theatrical Productions announces a multi-city open casting call across North America for its current and future productions of the award-winning musicals Aladdin and The Lion King. Casting representatives from both productions will hold open auditions for local singers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Toronto, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Miami, Dallas and New Orleans. Both productions are seeking singers who move well to be in the ensemble and to cover or replace lead roles. SINGERS: December 12, 2015; DANCERS: December 13, 2015; KIDS: December 12, 2015 (See website); Visit DisneyonBroadwayCasting.com for times! - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/jobs/job_detail/373325#sthash.huHLHerd.dpuf

For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.

Production/Theater Facilities Manager (LaGuardia Performing Arts High School; New York, NY) - The Production & Theater Facilities Manager assists in carrying out the mission, vision and values of LaGuardia High School through the production and coordination of house and rental events in the Concert Hall, Little Flower Theater and auxiliary spaces. Provides technical direction and acts as stage manager, house manager, lighting designer, sound operator, projection operator, and stage hand as/when required. - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/jobs/job_detail/373382#sthash.ulDRivnq.dpuf.

Assistant to the Artistic Director (Lincoln Center; New York, NY) - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts and education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus. As the Assistant to the Artistic Director, you will provide critical administrative support to the head of our Programming team and get a behind the scenes look into the vibrant programming across Lincoln Center. - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/jobs/job_detail/373294#sthash.zm4lxzb4.dpuf

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.

Kenyon Playwrighting Conference (Kenyon, OH) - Immerse yourself in the craft of playwriting surrounded by some of the most exciting early-stage play development in the U.S. and U.K. You will write every day, hear your work read in the evenings, and interact with the creative teams from powerhouse companies and three commissioned playwrights in residence. Please submit a paragraph (no more than 250 words) about why you are applying to this workshop and what you hope to take away from it. Additionally, please submit a sample scene of no more than 5 pages. If you are planning to workshop a particular play at the conference, your sample must be from that play. Please also submit a biography (no more than 250 words). After you have been accepted, if you plan to workshop a particular play, we ask that you submit the play to us by May 15 so your instructor can read it before the conference. Instructions for submitting your play will accompany your acceptance message. For more details on submitting, please visit http://www.kenyoninstitute.org/programs/playwrights-conference/ or watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlJccRBI3U0. Applications accepted starting November 1, 2015
MidAtlantic Foundation USArtists International - USArtists International (USAI) supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of US based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals. USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of American artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange, and enhancing creative and professional development of US based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world. USAI extends the reach and impact of professional artists dependent on touring for continued sustainability and career advancement. USAI is open to American performing artists currently residing anywhere in the United States and its territories. USAI continues the important tradition in the United States of the public and private sectors working collaboratively to support the arts. USAI is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applications are submitted to Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Website: http://midatlanticarts.org/wp-content/uploads/USAI-FY16-Guidelines.FINAL_.pdf. Deadline: December 4, 2015

Puffin Foundation - The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. For the upcoming 2016 cycle Puffin will review grants only in the following fields:  Music, Photography, and Theater. Application forms are not available electronically, but can be requested by sending a SASE (#10 business letter sized, self-addressed stamped envelope) to the address below. Requests for application forms must be received by December 6, 2015. Completed applications for the 2016 cycle will be accepted from November 1st until the deadline of December 30, 2015 postmarked by midnight. Applications postmarked after this date will not be reviewed. Website: http://www.puffinfoundation.org/. Deadline: December 30, 2015 (request application packets until December 6)

South Arts Southern Fast Track Touring Grants – Provides smaller presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) with fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter’s state. Grants will be awarded for theater, music, opera, musical theater, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component. Only nonprofit and governmental presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region are eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must have operating budgets of $150,000 or less (for the last completed fiscal year), and projects must take place between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The maximum request is 50 percent of the artist fee, up to $2,500. The minimum grant request is $500. Applications must be submitted online at least sixty days prior to the project start date. See website for complete guidelines and application. South Arts Southern Fast Track Touring Grants, 1800 Peachtree St., Ste. 808, Atlanta, GA 30309, Contact: Nikki Estes, T: (404) 874-7244 x16, http://www.southarts.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/southern-fast-track-touring/. Deadline: Rolling; submit at least 60 days prior to project start date

HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) 2015 (NYC, NY) - HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations since 1993, and today, stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. We have a long history of supporting unique and innovative artists, ensuring them the opportunity to develop and perform original work as well as assist them in enhancing their skill in all areas of artistic work. Through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), artists are able to develop their work in a peer-based program designed to nurture new and unique work. Our community of mid-career resident artists meet monthly, show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full-scale productions. HERE is currently accepting applications to HARP which commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. For more information regarding the HERE Artist Residency Program and how to apply, please visit: http://here.org/programs/harp/. Deadline: February 3, 2016.
Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing
Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency (Banff, Alberta) - The Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency is a retreat for writers looking for focus and inspiration. Writers in all genres are invited to apply. Applications are evaluated through an adjudicated process. Minimum residency length is three days. Participants are housed in single rooms which also serve as their private workspaces. For more information:www.banffcentre.ca/programs. Submission is ongoing.

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