2/27/2015

Works By Women: Celebrate International Women's Day in NYC



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Join International Women's Artist Salon for their fourth annual homage to inspirational women on Sunday March 8th, International Women's Day.

Monologues, poems and even songs from countries from Albania to Zambia will pay tribute to the legacy of cultural riches created by women around the world and sustained today by the women and the city of New York.

Working with The OPTimistiks theatre collective, The International Women Artists' Salon looks forward to its second collaboration with the League of Professional Theatre Women and their international committee as well as dozens of other independent artists, from all disciplines.

The Great Room at ART New York's South Oxford Space is the venue for the event from 4-6pm on Sunday March 8th for all who are inspired by women artists from history and the here and now!
 







OPPORTUNITIESOpportunities




Veteran Volunteer Programs

 
Isaac Gonzales, the head of Veteran Volunteers will be talking about the artistic volunteer programs he would like to initiate. If you are interested in volunteering please come and meet him on March 4th, 2015 at Signature Theatre Cafe (420 West 42nd Street) at 11am.

Please RSVP to info@worksbywomen.org (subject line "Veteran Volunteer") and we will forward your RSVP. 


 





EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITSBENEFITS



The Beckett Theatre
Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street, NYC
Feb 17, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Crimes of the Heart, comes the breathtaking tall tale of Bess and Macon, two mail-order brides lured to the plains of Wyoming by the promise of new beginnings. Beth Henley's fierce and funny adventure spans a 25 year friendship as wild and unpredictable as the untamed West itself, unearthing along the way, the dark underside of American mythology and the unbreakable bonds of female friendship.


USE CODE "TRABWBW" FOR $44.75 TICKETS (USUALLY $59.25)


MCC Theater at
The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher St
Feb 4, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies--with no consequences in the "real" world. Or so it seems... until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within--and outside of--this new frontier.

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Jennifer Haley's The Nether is a haunting thriller that will make you question when the fantastic becomes too real.


USE CODE "NETHERCP" FOR $39-$49 TICKETS (USUALLY $69-$75)


written and performed by Antonia Lassar
directed by Angela Dumlao
The Kraine Theatre
85 E4th St, New York, NY
February 18th, 2015 - March 6th, 2015

Can there be laughter in the healing process? The lives of survivors, perpetrators, and bystanders weave together in a wickedly funny and piercingly insightful one woman show about a community trying to heal after a sexual assault. In Post Traumatic Super Delightful (PTSD), the personal is political, the political is personal. And the person is a clown.
USE CODE "yesmeansyes" FOR $8 TICKETS (USUALLY $16) 




MEMBER CORNERMEMBER

In MEMBER CORNER, members of Works by Women can share productions they are working on which feature many women artists, but either have a run of less than 2 weeks or do not meet the 50/50 writer, director, design team Works by Women requires. If you would like your project to be included please email 
info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show"


by Fengar Gael
MTWorks Newborn Festival 
The City College of New York North Academic Center (First Floor) 

160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031 

Thursday, February 26 at 7:30pm
Free to the public 

At an auction in rural Georgia is a trunk filled with items from the closure of Alchemy Antiques; the bidding escalates to thousands of dollars and leads to a reclusive collector living in New York who claims to have cheated death. 


MTWorks celebrates today's innovative playwrights who boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period, location and diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed). MTWorks' mainstage productions are selected from the NewBorn Festival winners. 

Suggest a Show

If your production (no readings, free events) has a creative team (writers, directors, designers) of at least 50% women and has a run of at least two weeks in a New York City venue, we would love to include it and maybe even bring our group to see it! 


CFP: Feminism & Curatorial Strategy

Call for Papers: Feminism & Curatorial Strategy

Southeast College Art Conference

October 21-24, 2015

Pittsburgh, PA

Deadline: April 20, 2015



It is listed below and also on page 20 of the Call for Papers here:






Feminism & Curatorial Strategy: Feminist art research has been investigating art history theory and recorded significant women and other marginalized artists since the 1970s. Feminist activists continue to recognize the underrepresentation of artists who are women and minorities in collections, art sales and exhibitions in museums and gallery representation nationwide. As the statistics continue to wane for women and minorities in the arts, feminism is re-emerging as a key critical strategy in art practice, theory and curating. This discussion seeks to address how institutions small and large choose to or resist integrating feminism into their curatorial/exhibition strategies directly through mission statements and collection plans, or less overtly through organization, display and interpretation. This panel calls on scholars working across historical, modern and contemporary art exhibition curatorial strategies who are informed by a feminist perspective. We are looking to identify ways curators are using feminism to inform their methodology whether in the installation, promotion, and/or didactics of exhibitions in large institutions and smaller galleries; and how this is developing feminist and art history discourse in the twenty-first century. Session chair: Sally Deskins, West Virginia University. Contact: sbdeskins@mix.wvu.edu

2/24/2015

WMM: Successful Proposal Writing with Michelle Materre!




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Congrats to Laura Poitras, whose film Citizenfour just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary!

The Diary of a Teenage Girl won the Grand Prix Jury Award for the Berlin Film Festival's Generation 14plus section, which focuses on films for older teens.


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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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Join us this Thursday for a workshop on successful proposal writing with WMM Board Member Michelle Materre! Don't miss this great opportunity, register now
    
Thursday, February 26th | 6:30pm
$35.00 (Reg Rate) | $25.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

 
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.

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here




About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

2/21/2015

New Member Orgs & More Discounted Events




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Newsletter V:2c                                                                                                        February 2015
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New Member Orgs,
Member Opportunities,
& the 2015 Collaboration Award
#CollabAward Submissions

We are so thrilled to announce that NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications) has re-joined the Coalition, and that our newest member is Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM! Much more information about both of these organizations to come. And we have one new affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are joining us all the time!

We've re-scheduled Drinks With the Girls - the weather had better hold up! See the info below. There are also online auction from League of Professional Theatre Women, our founding organization, to support women in theatre. Discounts for workshops at Women Make Movies.

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
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Drinks With the Girls - 2/24 @ Pranna
 
Drinks With the Girls
at Pranna
(one of our favorite haunts)
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Tuesday, February 24 | 7:00 pm 

In the media today you often read about how biased the arts still are. Female producers and directors are an anomaly even now, and don't even think about female technicians. So let's change it. Let's bring together all the smart talented women we know (and ones we don't), put us all in one space, and get some s**t done! 

The plan: Drinks! 

Most independent 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 let's talk. 

So we're starting an event once a month that brings together women from all over the arts. We'll find a bar, hunker down and just see what happens.

No agendas, no plans, just drinks with the girls.

Please join us for our kickoff night (our first one got snowed out last month):

Tuesday, February 24th, 7p-9p
Pranna Restaurant
79 Madison Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Happy hour specials all evening!

Bistro Awards - 3/4 - Member Discount
30th Annual Bistro Awards
produced by Sherry Eaker
 directed by Shellen Lubin
Wednesday, March 4 | Gotham Comedy Club 

 

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! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

Women Make Movies - Member Discount
 
Women Make Movies - member discount


Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

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!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
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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