5/01/2020

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COVID-19 Financial Assistance & Resources



Artist Relief - Cycle III
To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
  • Deadline: June 17th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 
    • Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, and a public audience
    • Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    • 21 years of age or older
    • Provide a W9 and Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)—we will collect this information after you’ve been notified of your selection
    • Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years
    • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners
    • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: info@artistrelief.org
The Actor’s Fund
To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs. Please note, while some of the funds are for members of entertainment unions, you do not need to be a union member to receive help from The Actors Fund. Please know that we are experiencing an extremely high volume of requests and ask for your patience during this time.
Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 
    • Based on current financial need (inability to pay next two month’s bills).
    • A minimum of five years of recent entertainment industry employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years OR a minimum of 20 years of industry employment with a minimum of 10 years of earnings of at least $5,000 (please note that income from teaching does not qualify).
    • Eligibility requirements for dancers—three years of recent dance earnings of at least $2,000 a year.
  • Address:
    • The Actor’s Fund National Headquarters
      729 7th Ave 10th floor
      New York, NY 10019
  • Contact: 
    • New York City: 800.221.7303
    • Chicago: 312.372.0989
    • Los Angeles: 888.825.0911
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). If you fit this description and you are in need of short-term, immediate financial assistance – we would like to help. 
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All BIPOC artists who need financial assistance during this crisis are encouraged to apply.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: info@aacdmv.org
The Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation Emergency Grant
Playwrights, composers, librettists and lyricists who have had a full professional show cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19 are eligible for a $2,500 emergency grant.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: A playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist who has had a full professional production (defined for these purposes as a LORT, Off-Broadway, or Broadway full production, not a reading or workshop) of which you are a writer that was cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: kate@bretnpaulfoundation.org
DGF Emergency Grant for Writers
DGF is processing Emergency Grants based on severity of need, especially as it relates to COVID-19. DGF is sensitive to the inherent economic challenges that will arise in relation to CDC recommendations for social distancing.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All writers in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • Claire Hackett
      Dramatists Guild Foundation
      417 Myrtle Ave Suite 34
      Brooklyn, NY 11205
  • Contact: applications@dgf.org
Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists, Performers & Tip-Based Workers
Glad Day Bookshop has set up an emergency fund to help LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers. This fund is not meant to help people recover lost income.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All LBBTQ2S artists, performers, & tip-based workers are encouraged to apply.
  • Address: 
    • Glad Day Bookshop
      499 Church Street
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Contact: michael@gladday.ca
League of Professional Theatre Women Emergency Loan Fund
The League of Professional Theatre Women is offering full members of the League, in good standing, access to an emergency loan fund.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Full members of the League who are in good standing and are in financial need.
  • Address:
    • League of Professional Theatre Women
      520 8th Avenue 24th Floor
      New York, NY 10018
  • Contact: 888.297.3117 x1
Musicians Foundation
The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All musicians in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • Musicians Foundation
      875 Sixth Avenue Suite 2303
      New York, New York 10001
  • Contact: info@musiciansfoundation.org
SAG-AFTRA Disaster Relief Fund & SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund 
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) have a COVID-19 Disaster Fund to provide urgent financial support to SAG-AFTRA members and families affected by this global pandemic.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All SAG-AFTRA members in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: https://sagaftra.foundation/emergency-assistance-contact/

Project Submissions 



The PIT Loft - Summer Series
The People’s Improv Theatre (The PIT) is looking for projects for The PIT Loft Summer Series. Plays, musicals, solo performance, etc. - projects both finalized and in-progress encouraged to submit! No idea or concept too big or too small.   
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Projects are ideally under 90 minutes in length. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Artistic Team.   
    • Projects are ideally without major scenic or storage requirements.  
    • Projects will perform within The PIT Loft's repertory schedule.   
    • Projects are ideally low tech. The PIT does have repertory lighting, sound equipment, and projection capability in all of our spaces.   
    • Artists are ideally located in NYC.   
    • The PIT provides the space; artist supplies any production cost. Productions can be Equity or Non-Equity; Artist must apply to AEA for appropriate permissions.    
  • Categories: New Works, Dance, Theatre, Improv, Comedy
  • Contact: info@thepit-nyc.com
International Human Rights Art Festival
New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF) and Wild Project Theater have issued a call for proposals for the fourth annual International Human Rights Art Festival, December 7th-13th, 2020 at the Wild Project.
  • Deadline: July 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We are looking for performance pieces in all media by NYC-based artists, which are built around a social concern.  We are especially interested in work exhibiting the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval.  We believe that words spoken from the heart enter the heart, while words spoken from the mouth or out of anger or frustration, never get past the ears.   
  • Categories: New Works, Dance, Theatre, Improv, Comedy
  • Contact: humanrightsartfestival@gmail.com
Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival
The Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival is seeking plays and submissions. Our festival celebrates the artist and will be held at ARTEL Hotel in Brooklyn, New York. The Jocunda Festival was created to provide a platform for artists to obtain exposure and to network and make connections to collaborate on future projects.
Plays can also be submitted for the acclaimed Strawberry One-Act Festival portion of our event. The Jocunda Festival will run during August through October 2020.
  • Deadline: June 30th, 2020
  • Application Fee: $35
  • Eligibility:
    • Plays for our regular event must have running times between 15-30 minutes. 
    • Plays for the Strawberry Theatre Festival must have running times of 40-90 minutes.
    • Plays submitted for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre festival must not have had a performance in NYC between March and August 2020.
  • Categories: New Works, Dance, Theatre, Improv, Comedy 
  • Contact: rianttheatre@gmail.com
Nylon Fusion Theatre Company
The Nylon Fusion Theatre Company is taking submissions for its This Round’s On Us: Retrospect short play festival, which will happen in three stages!
RETROSPECT: The Worst of Times (August 2020)
We have some epic fails in our past. Explore one of them. Was this a failure to all or just some? Could it have been prevented?   Should it have been prevented?  Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different.
PROSPECT: The Future (November 2020)
Every era has a “future” style. A future outlook based on the present. What does “future” look like now? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? We look at The Jetsons or Back To The Future and say “where is my flying car?” What do we expect now that we know that flying cars aren’t (yet?) a thing? Speculate. Have fun!
Nylon, born of a fusion of New York and London creativity, is a theatre company committed to giving voice and perspective to established and emerging artists. We develop and produce plays that explore political, social and cultural awareness.
  • Deadline: The Worst of Times -- Due May 12th, 2020, The Future -- Due August 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: To be considered This Round's On Us please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to the email address below. Please be specific as to which project you are submitting to. Write on the SUBJECT LINE For example: This Round’s On Us: The Worst Of Times, Jane Jones.
  • Categories:  Short Plays
  • Contact: nylonsubmissions@gmail.com 
Freshwater Theatre
Freshwater Theatre prides itself on constantly working with new artists, expanding our family. We’re always on the lookout for new scripts and new technical artists to work with.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: While we certainly are interested in world premieres of new plays, we also are very interested in second and third productions of new works, as we believe this to be the key to finding the works that will propel theater into the future. We will only respond to playwright submissions for plays that come into serious consideration for future production. We cannot give any specific time frame on if/when a response will be given.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: info@freshwatertheatre.com

Play Submissions 



Fire Escape Plays
The New Jersey Repertory Company is soliciting 30-45 minute plays or musicals that are newly written and previously unproduced, and that can be staged on a multilevel fire escape. Playwrights should keep in mind that cast size is limited to 1-3 actors and performers will be on separate levels with separate entrances and there will be no physical contact. Audiences will sit in their cars as in a drive-in movie or in safely distanced and designated spaces with portable seats. 
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Performers will be on separate levels with separate entrances onto the fire escape and no physical contact. All submissions must comply with this.
  • Categories: New Works, Plays, Musicals
  • Contact: njrep@njrep.org
NY WinterFest 2021
Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Winterfest 2021 festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons. Total cash prizes up to $7,000. 
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Submissions Accepted from a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan and only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators.
  • Categories: Short Plays, Full Length, One Act
  • Contact: NYwinterfest@gmail.com
Project Y Theatre Company
Project Y is now accepting plays, scenes, and monologues that are written with the context of the scene being a Zoom (or Skype) call. Plays can be two characters, or more. Context is key -- there must be a realistic need for this to be a Zoom call: teenagers talking late at night, a couple separated by borders, classmates trying to Zoom for a class project, lovers making plans to elope, etc.
This effort is sponsored by Project Y Theatre Company, NYC. All submitted plays will be considered for professional production with Project Y in NYC. In addition, the Project Y Co-Artistic directors are theater professors at Carnegie Mellon University and Middlebury College, respectively, and are in search of material to use with their classes. All plays chosen for production will receive a stipend for their work.
We are in the midst of an unprecedented temporary departure from the traditions of theatre as we know it, so let's make some new work for this new world.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All submissions will be eligible for professional production with Project Y Theatre Company NYC. 
  • Categories: New Works, Plays, Musicals
  • Contact: info@projectytheatre.org
Panglossian Productions
What are you working on?  What are you excited about?  What would you like to discuss and develop with a creative team?  Bring it on. Panglossian is seeking new full-length plays for our new global/local developmental reading series, Plays in Progress. We work with writers across the globe to develop work locally here in Williamsburg. Selected playwrights will discuss their goals for the script with our staff, attend one or two discussions/rehearsals, and participate in a public reading, which will be streamed online. Writers who are not local may participate virtually over Skype.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Playwrights at different stages in their careers who share our sense of daring and passion, and a desire to develop their work in a collaborative, supportive setting. Plays that show muscular language and strong theatricality and that say something universal in a unique way. While we are open to any genre, we would love to receive more comedic full-lengths and smart plays for young audiences.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: literary@panglossian.org
Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award 
Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).                                      
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Plays may have been developed or produced elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Plays from overseas and throughout the US are accepted and considered, but special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York.
  • Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays
  • Contact: 212.421.1380

Onstage 



Poe: Deep Into That Darkness Peering - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 06.07.20)
The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Orlando, FL is seeking Equity video submissions for its upcoming production of “Poe: Deep Into That Darkness Peering”. AEA Actors will be asked to record video of a monologue cut from the show and available at https://www.orlandoshakes.org/about- us/auditions/. The preferred video format is an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link; please do not submit a video that needs to be downloaded to view. At the beginning of the video, please state your name and what show/role you are auditioning for.
  • Production Dates: 09/20-11/20
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: AEA LOA $746 (19/20 rates. 20/21 rates pending)
Arden Theatre Company 2020-21 Season Equity Video Submission (Deadline 06/09/2020)
The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, PA is seeking Equity video submissions for it’s 2020-21 season. Upload your video to either YouTube (unlisted video) or Google Drive. When submitting, email (1) a copy of your headshot and resume as well as (2) a link to your video submission. Email to Casting (casting@ardentheatre.org) by EOD Tuesday, June 9th, 2020.
  • Production Dates: 2020-2021
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: LORT Non-Rep, F. Otto Haas Stage: LORT C, $899/week minimum, Arcadia Stage: LORT D, $717/week minimum Bob and Selma Horan Studio: Experimental Contract, $573.60/week minimum
Portland Stage Company 2020-21 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 06.12.20)
The Portland Stage Company in Portland, ME is seeking Equity video submissions for it’s 2020-21 season. Please send an email to auditions@portlandstage.org. The body of the email must include your name, AEA status, any relevant agent information, a link to the video submission, and if there are any particular characters in our season that you are interested in. Attached to the email should be a PDF of your resume and a headshot (not to exceed 2MB). The video should not exceed three minutes in its entirety and should include (in order): your name, AEA status, the title of the work you are about to perform, and a monologue of your choice not to exceed two minutes. We recommend uploading the video to YouTube as a private video and sending us the private link.
What You Will (Twelfth Night) - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 06.12.20)
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival in Nashville, TN is seeking Equity video submissions for its upcoming production of “What You Will (Twelfth Night)”. Please slate your audition either at the beginning or end. Perform 90 seconds of Shakespeare (two short contrasting pieces that showcase versatility), at least one verse piece preferred. Optional: 16 bars of a song (one minute or less) acapella, self-accompanied, or with pre- recorded accompaniment. 
Purple Rose Theatre 2020-21 Season - Equity Video Submission (Deadline 06.15.20)
The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, MI is seeking Equity video submissions for it’s 2020-21 season. Actors are asked to submit a video audition with two contrasting contemporary monologues that are each one minute in length along with headshot and resume to Sanville@purplerosetheatre.org beginning Friday, May 15, 2020. Submissions will be received by Guy Sanville, Artistic Director until June 15, 2020. Callbacks for specific roles will be held at a later date and those candidates will be notified by phone. Actors may also mail a current headshot and resume to the attention of Guy Sanville, Artistic Director, The Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park Street, Chelsea, Michigan 48118. The tentative 2020 / 2021 season includes “Paint Night” by Carey Crim; “Norma and Wanda,” a Purple Rose revival by Jeff Daniels; “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine,” a world premiere by David MacGregor; and “A Jukebox for the Algonquin,” a world premiere by Paul Stroili.
Storybook Musical Theatre 2020-21 Season - Equity Video Submission (06.30.20)
Storybook Musical Theatre in Abington, PA is actively seeking professional actors/singers of every cultural background and ethnic heritage for the upcoming  2020-21 season. Please email Storybook Musical Theatre at auditions@storybookmusical.org with your Headshot and Resume along with your AEA Member Number or EMC Status to receive an audition form, the audition sides,  and follow-up instructions. Local actors are encouraged to submit. Daytime availability required.
  • Production Dates: 2020-21
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: TYA Tier II; $85.00 per performance.
For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.

Backstage



Flea Theatre - Development Manager
The award-winning Flea Theater seeks a highly motivated Development Manager with excellent organizational, communication, logistical and fundraising skills to join our small entrepreneurial Off-Off Broadway organization. The Flea is a downtown beacon for creative artists of every discipline, and for adventurous audiences seeking bold and inventive work. Since its founding in 1996, The Flea has produced over 125 productions, including over 80 world premieres, 25+ New York and American premieres, and over 50 commissions. We are home to over 120 resident artists, including The Bats, our volunteer acting company and over 20+ independent theater, music and dance companies who are in residence through our Anchor Partner supported rental program.
The Development Manager (DM) is responsible for support and management of four major areas of fundraising activities: individual giving, institutional/government giving, board relations, including Emeritus and Junior, and event planning.  The DM works closely with the Producing Director and Development Consultant to maintain and expand these four major areas; this position may also be expected to manage 1-2 interns periodically as well as a small team of Bats, who perform research and other development/office tasks.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility:
    • The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience working at an arts organization, including at least 2 years directly in a fundraising capacity, and have an understanding of producing Off-Off Broadway and working with a small administrative team.
    • Grant writing experience is deeply preferred; knowledge and/or experience maintaining government grant portals (e.g. eGMS Reach, SAM, NYS Grants Gateway) is also preferred.
    • Candidates should possess quick problem-solving skills, an ability to interact with artists, administrators and funders/donors at all career levels and an aptitude for maintaining systems to efficiently manage a multitude of situations.
The Drama League - Marketing & Communications Director
Reporting jointly to the Artistic Director (AD) and Executive Director (ED), the Marketing and Communications Director (MCD) is a full-time exempt position located in the Drama League’s center in New York City.  This position supports the mission, programs, and public events of The Drama League by designing, executing, and overseeing compelling messaging in the following avenues: marketing, publicity, advertising, web, social media, membership, ticket sales, and brand awareness.  The Marketing and Communications Director will launch a new marketing and communications team of a small but growing arts nonprofit with an acclaimed history of support services for the professional theater field.
The Drama League opens doors for exceptional stage directors by providing time, resources, and space to work without restriction, while augmenting skills through personalized training, production opportunities, and professional development.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • A bachelor's degree in marketing, arts administration, business administration, or a relevant field is required.
    • Successful candidates will have had significant experience (+7 years) in non-profit arts marketing, exhibiting a history of increasing responsibility and success.
    • Experience in the New York City market, and in its theatre industry, is a plus.
    • Fluency in databases, web, and the Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
Bristol Riverside Theatre - Technical Director
Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA is a mid-sized regional theatre whose mission is to engage audiences and artists alike with exceptional performances, inspired writing, and superior productions that motivate us to think harder, to feel more deeply, to laugh more joyfully, and to reflect on ourselves and the world in which we live. 
To realize our goals to produce first-rate theatrical productions, we seek a highly driven, resourceful, collaborative, and strategy-minded Technical Director who is passionate about theatre and who is committed to moving the art form forward.
The Technical Director will manage and oversee all technical aspects of production including, but not limited to, scenery construction, installation, implementation, removal, rigging and crew supervision.
The Technical Director will supervise 5 mainstage productions and 4 concerts annually, and may also be called upon for coordination and technical assistance for presented events throughout the year.
The Technical Director is expected to demonstrate strong management skills, collaborate with artistic staff, multi-task, meet deadlines, and exercise independent judgment.
This position is supervised by and reports directly to the Production Manager.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility:
    • MFA in technical direction or 5 years of proven experience.
    • Minimum of 2 years of employment at a professional theatre working in a technical capacity.
    • Proven experience as a staff leader.
    • Strong collaborative communication skills.
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
York Theatre - Director of Development
The York Theatre Company occupies a unique spot in New York’s theatrical landscape. Now in its 50th year, The York is the only theater in the city, and one of the few in the world, whose two-fold mission is to produce new musical works and rediscover musical gems from the past.
We are seeking a self-directed and passionate individual to manage all fundraising and developmental activities. Must be an experienced and passionate Arts leader. Works closely with the Executive Director and Producing Artistic Director in instituting long term planning, revenue-generating programs, legacy gifts, spearheading its annual individual giving drive, increasing the size of its donor base, and building relationships with potential corporate sponsors.
 You will also work with the Director of Marketing in the implementation of organizational marketing campaigns and for individual special projects. 
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • B.A. and a minimum of two years of experience with increasing responsibility in development, preferably in a theater or other cultural organization.
    • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of musical theatre.
    • Excellent verbal, analytical and research skills. Ability to craft clear and compelling written proposals is essential.
    • A proven ability to develop and manage creative fundraising strategies for the public and private sectors (individuals, foundations, government, and corporations).
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
    • Proficiency with database management and ability to organize and analyze data towards implementation of strategic objectives.
    • Proven organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and produce high quality results.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the best practices in fundraising and current philanthropic trends.
    • The Development Director is a full-time position; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is eligible for the company benefits package, including paid time off, medical, and dental plan. 
San Francisco Opera - Associate Director of Marketing
The San Francisco Opera is seeking an Associate Director of Marketing to oversee and develop critical strategic and tactical elements of marketing and sales, maximize the total revenue from both new and established opera patrons, and increase attendance for all audience cohorts.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising or arts administration from an accredited college or university (preferred) or equivalent work experience.
    • Minimum five to seven (5-7) years of arts marketing-related work experience.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of advertising and marketing disciplines including marketing systems, ticketing, and subscription based sales, and content marketing.
    • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrate creativity, an innovative spirit, initiative, strong problem resolution, sense of humor, and be able to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
    • Familiarity with ticketing systems and strategies and box office procedures.
    • Proficient in Microsoft programs. Ability to learn other software programs as needed. Familiarity with Tessitura ticketing software or other types of customer database, as well as Adobe Creative Suites and EpiServer or other types of CMS system is a plus.
    • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present effectively internally and externally.
    • Schedule flexibility and willingness to work some nights and weekends for events and performance duty as needed.
    • Maintain high standards of professional conduct and appearance.
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
    • Must be able to set priorities; coordinate multiple projects simultaneously; meet firm deadlines.
    • Exemplary diplomacy, problem-solving and teamwork skills.
    • Knowledge of opera / performing arts preferred.
    • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.
Caveat - Social Media & Community Manager
Caveat has moved all its live entertainment online - we’re now live streaming 6-7 nights a week, and growing our audience far outside the NYC area. We’re looking for a social media & community manager to join our team full-time, and grow with us no matter what the future holds!
Caveat is a venue in NYC’s Lower East Side that puts on the best in smart entertainment! Our comedy, theater, music, lectures, & live podcast recordings all have one thing in common - they’ll leave you a little bit smarter...and a little bit drunker! Founded by a theoretical physicist & a Shakespeare director, Caveat shows combine the best of entertainment with the most fascinating, unexpected information. It’s a haven for the social nerd - and you will DEFINITELY leave each show with a new, nerdy obsession.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • 3+ years of social media management experience.
    • Experience managing Mailchimp newsletters.
    • Video editing & graphic design capability (please provide links/uploads of graphics you’ve made & short social videos you’ve edited/shot).
    • Ability to work weekends (Tues - Sat), and occasional evenings (to live-tweet certain shows, etc).
    • Comfortable working with a small team (currently 5 people), troubleshooting problems in real time, ideating directly with co-founders, & adapting to pivots & changes to goals nimbly.
    • Ability to write fun, irreverent, compelling copy (please provide writing samples).
    • Enjoy creating & expanding a community of creative, smart people.
Quintessence of Dust Theatre Company - Executive Director
Quintessence of Dust (QOD) is hiring a part-time Executive Director to join the Artistic Director in leadership and growth of the organization. The Executive Director will manage all aspects of the organization’s business operations, including marketing/communications, finance, development, and partnerships. As QOD is a new organization, the primary focus of the Executive Director is institutional growth, through financial planning and development/fundraising.
Quintessence of Dust (qodtheatre.org) is a Fractured Atlas fiscally sponsored theatre company, which produces theatrical creations that ask challenging questions, inspire exploration and passion, expose the taboo, and give voice to the underrepresented, through the lens of mental health. In December 2019, Quintessence of Dust produced a site-appropriate performance of the music Fun Home, in a funeral home, starring Tony Award nominees Jenn Colella, Caitlin Kinnunen, Kate Baldwin, and Will Swenson.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • 5 years experience in arts management, development, and/or marketing.
    • Passion for mental health advocacy through the arts.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • A demonstrated track record of success with institutional development and donor engagement.
    • Experience in grant writing.
    • Social media fluency.

Funding Opportunities 



NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA)
The NYC DCLA is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City's vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.
They have many grants tailored to the needs of artists living and working in the city throughout the year.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups
  • Address:
    • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
      31 Chambers Street
      New York, New York 10007
  • Contact: 212-513-9300
SubletSeries@HERE Program
This creative curated rental program has allowed many upstart companies and emerging artists to realize their full artistic vision on a small budget. The program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. SubletSeries@HERE artists can also access equipment that is not typically available in venues our size such as video projectors, wireless microphones, color scrollers—all for free or at subsidized rates. We accept applications from artists all over the world for the opportunity to show work.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups
  • Address:
    • HERE Program
      145 Sixth Ave
      New York, NY 10013
  • Contact: 212-647-0202
Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation does most of their funding in the arts, culture, and humanities to organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura. The Annenberg Foundation's arts and humanities grants are available to agencies that serve the greater Los Angeles region, typically with budgets over $5 million.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region
  • Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000S
    Los Angeles, CA 9006

Residencies 



2021 Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship Application
Sokoloff Arts is based in Town Stages a 10,000 sqft event venue in Tribeca creating a home for all of your occasions. Offering state-of-the-art technology, amenities, and accommodations—fully included in our pricing with no hidden fees—our team is here to make your dreams a reality and make you feel at home in our Town.
Since 2012, Sokoloff Arts has been dedicated to building accessible space and developing work.
Part residency, part incubator, and part home base, the Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship at Town Stages offers you the ultimate creative freedom to under our roof and beyond.
If you are elevating work in some intersection of arts, business, civics and social justice, the Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship can  provide space, perspective, and opportunity to support your process.
We foster an environment where all are welcome, systemic and institutional norms are challenged, and new pathways can flourish. We encourage those who feel silenced, marginalized, or otherwise “other-ed” to share their experience and encourage those with privilege to work to unpack and dismantle privilege - so all can remain invested in conversation and community.
  • Deadline: September 4th, 2020
  • Application Fee: None
  • When: 2021
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists
  • Address:
    • Town Stages
      221 West Broadway
      New York, NY 10013
  • Contact: 212.634.7690
Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Program
The Hedgebook Writers in Residence Program is located on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles north-west of Seattle. The program is open to all women writers, whether their work has been published yet or not.
  • Deadline: TBD, pending government regulations with Covid-19
  • Application Fee: $30
  • When: 2020
  • Eligibility: This residency is open to all women writers.
  • Address: 
    • Hedgebrook
      PO Box 1231, 
      Freeland, WA 98249
  • Contact: hedgebrook@hedgebrook.org
Laboratory (Spokane)
Laboratory is an artist residency program for interactive artists in Spokane, Washington. It offers funded residencies of 1-3 months, with housing, studio space, and a small stipend of $200 every month for artists to make new interactive work, research things, or learn new skills. Artists must put together at least one piece suitable for showing in a public exhibition.
  • Deadline: Applications for Summer residencies begin in March 2020
  • Application Fee: $5
  • When: Year round
  • Eligibility: Laboratory offers two tracks for all eligible applicants:
    • The Production Track. “This track is focused on making something cool, interesting, and aesthetically pleasing. That project you’ve always wanted to do, but never had the time? This is the track for that. In your application, we’ll basically want you to describe what you want to build. Include a preliminary idea of the technologies you want to use and an initial schedule and/or timeline for your projects implementation. Please build in 2 weeks of buffer into your schedule, that is your schedule should be 2 weeks shorter than your intended period of residency.”
    • The Research Track. “The research track is for people wanting to push forward the field of interactive art – this can mean lots of things, but overall, this is the track for you if you’re wanting to create new techniques, hack together new tools, or explore novel ways of interaction. Basically, if you’re looking to do anything that looks into ‘what is interaction’, ‘how can we make the world more interactive’, or ‘how do people react to interactive art’, we’d love to help you find some answers. For this track in particular it is important for us to have a clear understanding of your particular skill set. Your portfolio and and well documented examples of your previous work and/or progress is essential when applying for this track. We are especially interested in your previous research experience and any background research that pertains to your proposal. Depending on the nature of your work it may be useful to include a brief bibliography, works cited, and a list of the frameworks you intend to use.”
  • Contact: kryston@laboratoryspokane.com
Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2-8 weeks
  • Eligibility: Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Address:
    • Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
      2075 Johnson Rd.
      Carlisle, KY 40311

Other Resources 


NOTE: For more resources, visit our pages of Resources - Funding, Submissions, and more.
 
NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website.

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