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FILM FESTIVALS


California Women’s Film Festival (Winter) 

The California Women’s Film Festival is deeply honored to celebrate women filmmakers, artists and writers by providing a showcase and networking forum in the heart of Hollywood. The CWFF understands how important it is to hear and see the educated, entertaining and diverse stories of women from around the globe. We provide a platform so these voices can be heard and shared with audiences that want to be inspired. The California Women’s Film Festival accepts all projects that has at least one woman in one of the key production positions: (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Lead Actress, Etc......). Projects that are produced and/or directed by men are accepted as long as there is a lead female protagonist and/or the story is based around women. The California Women's Film Festival operates as a biannual event. Our Winter season will be held in January and our Summer season will be held in July.

o When/Where: January 7-9 2022

o Deadline:September 24 (Regular Deadline), October 22 (Late Deadline), November 12 (Extended Deadline), December 6 (Freeway Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$28-$120

o Eligibility:​ Projects must have at least one woman in one of the key production positions: (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Lead Actress, Etc......). 

  • Projects that are produced and/or directed by men are accepted as long as there is a lead female protagonist and/or the story is based around women. 

  • All genres are accepted. 

  • Works in progress should be clearly marked on the screening copy. 

  • Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled or dubbed. 

  • The entry fee is per category. Entry fee is non-refundable. Fee waivers are not available. 

  • DVDs must clearly be labeled with FilmFreeway tracking ID and contact info. 

  • Our Festival will consist of Award presentations, red carpet photos, screenings and Q&A sessions. 

  • For more information please contact us at info@calwomensfest.com 

  • Please do not send paper press kits with your screener unless requested. 

  • DVDs will not be returned.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Documentary  

o Contact: info@calwomensfest.com

o Submission Information

 

LGBTQ+ Los Angeles Film Festival 

This festival is an extension to the popular LGBT Festival in Toronto and is designed to showcase the best of LGBT stories from around the world. We accept screenplays (short, TV Pilot, feature) and short films from all corners of the world. Showcasing all winning scripts & short films in the great city of Los Angeles at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas. All entries receive full feedback from the industry. Accepted screenplays get their screenplays performed by professional actors. Accepted short films get their movie showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival 4 times a year at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas, located in in downtown Los Angeles

o When/Where: November 26, Los Angeles County, CA 

o Deadline:September 9 (Late Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$28-$120

o Eligibility:​ All submissions garner full feedback from the industry committee no matter what.  All accepted films get an audience feedback video from the festival.  All accepted screenplay get their work performed by professional actors , recorded, and turned into a video 

o Categories:​ Feature, Short

o Submission Information

 

Feedback Female Film Festival 

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a “HE” character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer. The festival quickly realized when doing the casting for the writing festival readings and setting up the film festival each week two distinct things: There are so many talented female actors out there who don’t have enough roles to play. 64% of the assigned roles in a screenplay out of over 500 winning readings from 2013-16 were for males. A woman character got only 36% of the roles! And it’s safe to say that so many elite & talented women out there are sitting on the sidelines for no other reason than there is a lack of diversity in Hollywood and around the world in the stories being written. There is a silent revolution happening around the world with female indy directors. The festival has noticed out of the last 100 films shown at the festival in the last year, 23 of those films were directed by a female. That is a great achievement in relation to how it is with Hollywood produced films, (4 out of 100 of the last films directed by a female.) but is that really something to be proud of? If 50% of the world’s population is female, then shouldn’t 50% of the films be produced and directed by a female? This is what the goal of this festival is. Simply put: There NEEDS to be more stories told from the female point of view. And those stories need to be presented.

o When/Where: ​November 26

o Deadline:​ September 17 (Final Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$60-120

o Categories:​ Feature Films, Shorts 

o Submission Information

 

San Francisco International Film Festival 

SFFILM champions the world's finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring and highly anticipated by its loyal and passionate audiences, the Festival is refreshingly intimate for a festival of its size and scope, and traditionally combines a range of marquee premieres, international competitions, compelling documentaries, live music performances, and star-studded red carpet events. SFFILM is currently moving forward with planning its Festival for April 2022 with both in-person and online events, parties, talks and more. Exact dates, venue footprint, and in-person event structure are all subject to some change based on the realities of producing a safe and accessible film festival at that time.Opportunities for Filmmakers Since 1991, SFFILM Education’s Schools at the Festival program has provided the Bay Area educational community with the opportunity to experience stories from around the world. Schools at the Festival annually introduces thousands of students ages 6–18 and their teachers to international film and the art of filmmaking while promoting media literacy, deepening insights into other cultures, enhancing foreign language aptitude, developing critical thinking skills, and inspiring a lifelong appreciation of cinema. Festival filmmakers can participate via student screenings, school visits, hands-on workshops, and more. SFFILM's year-round Artist Development programs provide significant financial and creative resources to independent narrative and documentary filmmakers from around the world through grants, fellowships, residencies and more. Since 2009, over $8 million has been awarded to more than 250 film projects in various stages of production. Festival filmmakers are invited to a series of industry talks and pitch sessions, and can meet with the SFFILM Makers team to discuss future projects and funding opportunities.

o When/Where: April 21 - May 1 2022

o Deadline:​ October 5 (Early Deadline), November 7 (Regular Deadline), December 9 (Final Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$30

o Categories:​ Feature Films, Documentaries, Animated, Shorts 

o Submission Information

 

The Voice of A Woman Festival 

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN is a non-profit organisation, first founded in 2009, that has for over a decade played an important role in presenting the works of women filmmakers to public audiences internationally. Each year THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL presents a bold and innovative program featuring and acknowledging the works of creative women globally. THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL & TALKS (VOW) is featured each year in New York and London, as well as its international traveling series to various cities, providing a platform for creative leaders to share their works and their perspectives on our world. THE VOICE OF A WOMAN uses the power of film and the arts as a window in to the authentic 'voices'​ - experiences, points of view and expressions - of women globally.

o When/Where: ​November 12 - 19

o Deadline:​ July 15 (Late Deadline), August 15 (Extended Deadline), September 15 (Extended Deadline 1), October 15 (Extended Deadline 2)

o Application Fee: ​$50

o Categories:​ Feature Films, Shorts 

o Submission Information

 

Beirut International Women Film Festival

Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) is an annual event organized in Beirut by Beirut Film Society, under the theme “Women for Change”; gathering filmmakers and cinema lovers from all over the world, BWFF tackles issues such gender equality, sexual identity, domestic violence among others through the power of the lens and cinema which is the window to society and particularly women in this case. BWFF, which comprises films about women and/or executed by women, aims to highlight the power of women in different life situations, the festival organizers believe in promoting a positive image of women struggling with dignity to make a change in their environment.

o When/Where: March 8 - 12, 2022

o Deadline:​ July 12 (Active Submitter Deadline), August 9 (Midway to the Festival), September 6 (Summer Submissions), October 4 (Regular Deadline), November 1 (Late Deadline), November 29 (Extended Submissions), December 25 (Exceptional Submissions) 

o Application Fee: ​$7-$45

o Eligibility:​ Filmmakers are invited to submit their original work to Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) for the above listed categories and as per the assigned duration of each category.

  • FILMS PRODUCED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION. 

  • FOR INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS SUBMISSIONS, LEBANESE PREMIERE IS A MUST – FEATURE FILMS THAT WERE SCREENED PREVIOUSLY IN LEBANON WON’T BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. 

  • BWFF supports travel cost for directors of selected international films to Lebanon during the festival days. (Conditions apply)

  • Submission fees are non refundable and non reimbursable under any circumstances; BWFF does not reimburse any submission fees for films who are not selected for the festival program, or who withdrew their submissions at any time.

  • BWFF retains the right to accept or decline any film, for whatever reason, without any explanation.

  • Applicant admits that he/she is authorized to submit the film, being the rights-holder or authorized representative of the film.

  • BWFF receives exhibition copy in QuickTime 1080p HD 8 bit uncompressed or Apple ProRes file or equivalent via a downloadable link. 

  • All non-English speaking films must have adequate English subtitles.

  • Screening fees must be declared prior to or upon submission. If a screening fee is only indicated after the official selection has been announced, the Festival retains the right to revoke the film's acceptance. 

  • Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) holds the right to: 

    • Use the selected films for trailers and publicity usage 

    • Screen the winning films in other related events inside Lebanon, and recommend the winning films to other international film festivals that collaborate with BWFF after the approval of the filmmakers.

o Categories:​ Shorts, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated

o Submission Information

 

Shorts That are Not Pants Film Festival 

Established in 2012 as a quarterly screening series in Toronto, Canada, Shorts That Are Not Pants is now a festival weekend held each November.We've screened more than 400 films from more than 40 countries so far, and we're looking for more undiscovered gems to show our shorts-savvy Toronto audiences. Members of our programming team have experience working for some of the biggest and best festivals in the world (TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs, Cannes) and travel to festivals around the world seeking out the best films and the brightest filmmakers to support.

o When/Where: Novelmber 19-28 2021 in Toronto, Canada 

o Deadline:May 31 (Early Bird Deadline), July 30 (Regular Deadline), September 10 (Late Deadline), October 1 (Extended Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$20-$45

o Eligibility:​ We are currently accepting submissions of short films up to 20 minutes in length. All genres are welcome, and we don't disqualify films that are already available online, though we do look favourably on films that want to premiere with us.

o Categories:​ Drama Short, Comedy Short, Documentary Short, 

o Contact:​ https://filmfreeway.com/ShortsThatAreNotPants

o Submission Information 

 

Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival

We celebrate both emerging and established female filmmakers during a three day jammed pack festival in Los Angeles, California!

Films that will be selected will showcase the talents of what female filmmakers can and have done. But don’t let the name fool you! Men and all identifying individuals have submitted and have been official selections of the festival, and some have even won! We do not discriminate, we encourage diversity, equality and inclusion; which has been lacking in this industry. If you support that, WE support you!

o When/Where: November 30-December 3, Los Angeles County, CA 

o Deadline:March 1 (Early Bird Deadline), July 1 (Regular Deadline), August 1 (Late Deadline), September 1 (Extended Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$15-$85

o Eligibility:​ The only rule there is...the film must feature a female lead in the production aspect; producer, director, cinematographer and or writer. The film can have male roles in production, but the major key crew members must be female.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Document, Web-series

o Contact:​ http://www.femalefilmmakersfuse.org/fff-film-fest.html

o Submission Information

 

Women in Horror Film Festival 

The Festival was founded in late 2016 by filmmakers Vanessa Ionta Wright and Samantha Kolesnik. WIHFF is built on elevating marginalized voices. To foster a sense of community and empower one another to create. To showcase diverse content within the genre film. To promote inclusion and visibility and bring a sense of balance and equality to independent cinema.

Nominees & Winners for 2022 will be determined by our special guest jury that consists of actress/filmmaker HEATHER LANGENKAMP (A Nightmare on Elm Street), writer/filmmaker ZENA SADE DIXON (Real Queen of Horror), writer/director ADAM MARCUS (Jason Goes to Hell, The Final Friday), actor/writer BRIAN ASHTON SMITH (The Evil Inside Her), author/podcaster S.A. BRADLEY (Hellbent for Horror) and actress/writer MELISSA KUNNAP (The Evil Inside Her)

o When/Where: March 3-5, Marietta, GA 

o Deadline:December 31

o Application Fee: ​$18.75-$60

o Eligibility:​ All films entered are required to have 3 or more of the following specified creative roles fulfilled by a female identifying individual: (Director(s), Writer(s), Cinematographer(s), Producer(s), Composer, SFX Artist, Editor, Production Designer and/or lead talent). Any unproduced screenplay or TV pilot must be written by or co-written by a female identifying individual.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Student

o Contact:​ https://www.wihff.com/submit

o Submission Information

 

Female Voices Rock Film Festival

Female Voices Film Festival is committed to creating a platform for female artists to be able to share their work. The event is going to feature short films by women, Q&As, educational panels, and a closing Award Ceremony. Our industry panel of judges includes Emmy award winner and Oscar-nominated producers.

o When/Where: December 3, New York

o Deadline:March 1 (Early Bird Deadline), April 30 (Regular Deadline), July 31 (Late Deadline), September 22 (Extended Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$30-$58.50

o Eligibility:​  Films are required to have at least two of the following creative roles fulfilled by women: Director(s), Writer(s), Cinematographer(s), Producer(s), Composer, SFX Artist, Editor, Production Designer and/or lead talent. Screenplays and TV Pilots must be written by women.

o Categories:​ Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Student, Web-Series, Music Video

o Contact:​ mariana@femalevoicesrock.com

o Submission Information

ONSCREEN 


Ball of Sharp

o Casting An impulsive content creator and her overly cautious, tag-along friend break into an abandoned military facility and encounter a floating ball of metal that tries to hypnotize and kill them. This project will be split up into two parts: 6 hour recording session to record the script for use in an audio-comic format. Recording date 9/25, but flexible with date. $250/day, half rate for 3hr rehearsal session(s). 

o Roles: ​Various 

o Audition: ​Apply Online

o Shoot Shoot date(s) in Spring 2022, pending exact dates. $250/day, half rate for rehearsal session(s).

o Union:​ No 

o Pay: $250 Daily 

o Audition Information


For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com.

OFFSCREEN 


Girls Write Now 

Girls Write Now is the first writing and mentoring organization for girls and gender-expansive youth. We are a passionate and multi-generational community with a 25 year track record of success. These positions, all rooted in writing, mentoring, equity and wellness, will lead Girls Write Now through an exciting period of growth as we build a powerhouse of unheard voices across industries. Check out our new positions!

o Seeking: Community Manager, Development Manager, Fellow 

o Eligibility: Do you have at minimum a college degree?

  • Are you a consummate, detail-oriented systems-person?

  • Are you an excellent writer who loves and appreciates literature?

  • Are you digital media savvy—both multimedia and social media?

  • Do you want to be part of shaping program development?

  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, super-collaborative environment, where work will be iterative and priorities shifting in concert with your team, while producing deliverables to multiple supervisors?

o Location: New York, NY

o Website: https://www.girlswritenow.org

For more information: 

https://www.girlswritenow.org/new-positions-at-girls-write-now/ 

 

LA Independent Women Film Awards

LA Independent Women Film Awards focuses on international and U.S. film and script projects of all genres. The IMDb qualifying bi-monthly event recognizes projects with a female producer, director, lead actress, writer, cinematographer, editor, composer, etc. All topics related to women's thoughts, women's fate, life conditions, women's views and so on are welcome to participate.All the winners will be promoted through various online magazines in California and can request to receive certificates and laurels. All the winners can request for screening through our festival. Our mission is designed to help create a platform for our filmmakers to be seen, but more importantly, get them the industry exposure to help sustain their craft for many years to come. All the award winning artists of the bi-monthly categories are further nominated by our programmers in order be an official selection of the annual festival in October. The annual festival will be a hybrid event with online screenings, announcements and networking events for artists. The members of our jury will be award winning artists working in media from all over the world. All the award winners can request to be a jury member of a new edition of the festival in order to vote for one of the categories. LA Independent Women Film Awards is an outstanding event for promoting female artists working in media from all over the world. 

o When/Where: September 27-28

o Deadline:September 20 (Final Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$60-$200

o Eligibility:​  All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles. Short Film Entries should not exceed 50 minutes. Feature films are considered over 50 minutes. Films must have been completed in the past 36 month.

o Categories:​ Feature Length, Shorts, Documentary, Animated 

o Submission Information

 

Stage 32 Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest 

In our ongoing mission to democratize the entertainment industry for all creatives around the world, Stage 32 is thrilled to announce our 2nd Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest! This year's winner will be personally mentored by NAACP Image Award-Winner Doug Atchison, the filmmaker behind critically acclaimed films including AKEELAH AND THE BEE and BRIAN BANKS! Our Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood to meet with some of the most connected and successful executives in the business from companies including Warner Bros. TV, ViacomCBS, Circle of Confusion, Stutton St. Productions, Entertainment One, The Kaplan Stahler Agency, Gidden Media and more!  ALL Finalists will not only receive exposure to our incredible panel of judges, and will also have their titles and loglines featured in the Stage 32's industry Look Book which will be sent to over 500 executives and professionals who work directly with Stage 32. If an executive requests your script or a meeting with you, we will facilitate! Now more than ever, the entertainment industry is making strides to ensure that voices from all backgrounds and points of view are heard and represented. Stage 32 has been at the forefront of democratizing the industry for 10 years and our commitment to ensuring new voices in both features and television are given a platform to create is stronger than ever. We are excited to be a part of a change in the industry that sees more stories featuring diverse characters, from creators who are of diverse backgrounds themselves. Since its inception in 2011 when we launched with our "One Love" initiative, Stage 32 has been committed to providing opportunities and a platform for unrepresented and underrepresented creatives from all backgrounds, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, and those who are passionate about storytelling no matter the background. (Check out our ONE LOVE initiative here) Stage 32 continues its worldwide search for the best screenplays and teleplays from writers of diverse backgrounds or writers with diverse and unique stories. If you have a diverse and unique story that needs to be told, or if you come from an underrepresented background, now is the time to bring show us what you've got, because our goal is to amplify your voice, give you the access Stage 32 is known for, and springboard your writing career to the next level!

o When/Where: January 7 

o Deadline:September 8 (Regular Deadline), September 29 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$50-67

o Eligibility:​  Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.

  • The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned  or sold.

  • Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

  • After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

  • Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document. Submissions with and without title pages are accepted.

  • Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights. Neither Stage 32 nor its judges investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.

o Categories:​ Feature Length, Teleplays 

o Submission Information

 

The Kate Spade New York Foundation

o To honor Kate Spade’s legacy of empowering and inspiring women and girls, the National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to provide complimentary Mental Health First Aid trainings to communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey and in partnership with organizations that specifically support these populations. 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

The National Council for Behavioral Health shares Kate Spade New York Foundation’s belief in “the power of women to transform their communities” through empowerment.  In support of this mission, we are offering through a competitive application process, select Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings, fully funded!  

o Location: New York, NY 

o Website

o Application information


FUNDING 


LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: Creative Engagement 

Creative Engagement is an arts funding program that provides seed grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that offer Manhattan communities diverse artistic experiences. Each year, the program supports over 150 arts projects in Manhattan, including concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings and more. Through this grant program LMCC will award over $500,000 for projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1–December 31, 2022. The program funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrants (formerly the Decentralization program). 

o Deadline: September 14 5PM 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applicants will be accepted for projects in any artistic discipline that meet the following requirements:Project must include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public. In the case of workshops and participatory programs, participant recruitment must be open to the general public and reflected accordingly in outreach and promotional plans.

o The public component may be a single or series of in-person presentations, activities designed to be experienced solely online, or a combination of in- person presentations with complementary online engagements. Please see the Application Tips for project examples. 

o Projects intended to be experienced solely online must offer an opportunity for live/synchronous or active audience engagement. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

  • ●  Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Manhattan. In the case of online programming, public activities must reach a Manhattan audience as demonstrated by the outreach and promotional plans.

  • ●  Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

  • ●  Project budget must show a Creative Engagement request amount of no more than
    75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

  • ●  All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. LMCC strongly encourages the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

  • ●  Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to Creative Engagement.

  • ●  Applicants may only submit one (1) proposal requesting support for one (1) project from Creative Engagement, including those requesting both City and State funds.

  • ●  Applicants may also apply to the SU-CASA program, administered in Manhattan by LMCC and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), provided it is for a different project.

o Address:125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: ​Flannery Winchester, Program Associate, Grants & Services 212-219-9401 ext. 119 or CreativeEngagement@LMCC.net

o Application Information  

 

LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: Creative Learning

Creative Learning is a grant program designed to support and develop the capacity of Manhattan’s teaching artists and small arts organizations to provide in-depth, community-based arts education and enrichment projects and programming to participants of all ages including youth, adults, and/or seniors. The program aims to support effective and innovative approaches to artist-led, age- and skills-appropriate instruction outside of the school setting, as well as education-based approaches to participatory arts projects. This program supports projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1 – December 31, 2022. The program funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrants (formerly the Decentralization program). 

o Deadline: September 14 5PM 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Creative Learning supports sequential, skills-based arts study and participatory arts projects incorporating one or more art forms..

  • Project Requirements:

  • • Project activities may be dedicated to a discrete group of participants. Registration
    must be open and accessible for the target participants and reflected accordingly in outreach and participant recruitment plans.
    o Project activities may be a series of in-person workshops, distance learning activities offered solely through online or via other personal media, or a combination of in-person activities with complementary distance learning activities. Please see the Application Tips for project examples.
    o Projects designed for entirely remote instruction must offer opportunities for live/synchronous participation with the teaching artist. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

    • Projects may, but are not required to, culminate in a public event or finished product such as an exhibit, performance, or presentation. LMCC encourages projects that feature opportunities for familial and community involvement.

    • Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Manhattan. In the case of distance learning projects, outreach and recruitment plans must demonstrate reach to Manhattan-based participants.

    • Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

    • Project must hold at least three (3) sequential contact sessions between the same teaching artist and group of participants.

    • Project budget must show a Creative Learning request amount of no more than 75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

    • All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. LMCC strongly encourages the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

    • Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to Creative Learning.

    • Applicants may only submit one (1) proposal requesting support for one (1) project from Creative Learning, including those requesting both City and State funds.

    • Applicants may also apply to the SU-CASA program, administered in Manhattan by LMCC and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), provided it is for a different project.

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o Address:125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: Emerson Chang, Program Associate, Artist Services 212-219-9401 ext. 107 or CreativeLearning@LMCC.net

o Application Information  

 

LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: UMEZ Arts Engagement

UMEZ Arts Engagement is a grant program designed to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan. The program provides direct support for these activities to Upper Manhattan’s artists and nonprofit arts organizations under the guiding principle that support for artists of diverse disciplines, practices, cultural backgrounds, and career stages contributes to the vibrancy and sustainability of the communities in which they live and work. UMEZ Arts Engagement invites proposals from artists and arts organizations that are 1) based in Upper Manhattan and 2) presenting arts projects or programming serving Upper Manhattan between January 1–December 31, 2022. Program funding is provided by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ). The UMEZ Arts Engagement program is administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

o Deadline: September 14 5PM 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applications will be accepted for projects in any artistic discipline that meet the following requirements: Project must include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public.

  • The public component may be a single or series of in-person presentations, activities designed to be experienced solely online, or a combination of in- person presentations with complementary online engagements. Please see the Application Tips for project examples.

  • Projects intended to be experienced solely online must offer an opportunity for live/synchronous or active audience engagement. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

  • Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Upper Manhattan, defined as north of 98th Street on the east side of Fifth Avenue; and north of 110th Street on the west side. In the case of online programming, public activities must reach an Upper Manhattan audience as demonstrated by the outreach and promotional plans.

  • Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

  • Project budget must show a UMEZ Arts Engagement request amount of no more
    than 75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

  • All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. UMEZ and LMCC strongly encourage the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

  • Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to UMEZ Arts Engagement.

  • Applicants may also apply to LMCC’s Creative Engagement program for the same or different project in the same fiscal year.

o Address:125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: Lina Alfonso, Program Manager, Grants & Services 212-219-9401 ext. 129 or UMAE@LMCC.net

o Application Information  

 

NYFA City Artist Corps Grants 

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), to launch City Artist Corps Grants. City Artist Corps Grants is part of City Artist Corps, a new $25 million recovery initiative designed to help artists who were both hard hit by the pandemic and who may have been left out of other local and federal funding opportunities. City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply. City Artist Corps Grants applications and grant announcements will roll out over the summer in various cycles.  For all cycles, artists will be screened for eligibility and grant recipients will be selected by lottery. City Artist Corps Grants are administered in partnership with re-grant and arts service organizations to support outreach, provide technical assistance for prospective applicants, and inform the grantee selection process in service of the city’s diverse cultural communities. Partners include: Asian American Arts Alliance, A.R.T./New York, Black Public Media, Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx Documentary Center, Dance/NYC, Firelight Media, Flushing Town Hall, Indie Theater Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), MakerSpace NYC, New Music USA, Poets & Writers, Queens Theatre, and Staten Island Arts.

o Deadline: November 12 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Applicants must be current residents of New York City (5 boroughs) and have maintained residency since January 2020.

  • Applicants must be artists with a demonstrated sustained, ongoing creative practice in any creative discipline 

  • Applicants must provide documentation of their creative practice from anytime in the past 2 years (2019 and/or 2020).

  • Applicants must apply with a creative public engagement activity that meets the above criteria. Applicants can apply with an activity that is yet to be confirmed (in terms of presentation date and location). 

  • Artists can only apply once in each Cycle and can only receive one (1) grant through the City Artist Corps Grants program. 

  • Applicants can be past recipients of any of NYFA’s grant programs, including 2020/2021 COVID-19 Emergency Grants 

  • Applicants must be able to provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN (after selection).

  • Applicants must be 21 years or older on of before June 8, 2021

  • A family member, friend or a support person may apply on behalf of an artist who is unable to complete the application on their own. 

  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program

  • Applicants cannot be an employee of NYFA, the City of New York, or any partnering organization supporting the City Artist Corps Grants program. This includes board members of these organizations or an immediate family member to any of those listed.

  • All funded creative engagement activities must take place between July 10 and October 31, 2021

  • All grant recipients need to submit a final report by November 12, 2021

  • After reviewing applications for completeness and eligibility, qualifying applicants will be selected for funding via a lottery process. 

  • All eligible public engagement activities (with flexible activity dates) that are not selected in Cycle 1 will automatically be placed into the upcoming cycle lottery for selection. The applicant will not need to complete a new application form. 

  • Funded creative engagement activities and activity location, along with the applicant’s name may be made public throughout the duration of the program, by NYFA or the City.

  • Funds will be distributed in 2 installments:  

    • Installment 1 $4,000 – on selection

    • Installment 2 $1,000 – on successful completion of the final report. 

  • All funded creative engagement activities must be visually documented with a minimum of 2 photographs taken during the activity, with documentation provided in the final report. 

o Contact: 212-366-6900

o Application Information

 

Sloan Distribution Grant

The Sloan Distribution Grant is a $50,000 grant awarded by Film Independent to a film that is entering its distribution phase. Eligible films must depict themes, stories and characters grounded in real science, technology or economics.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: $65

o Eligibility: Applicants must be the producer of a narrative fiction feature film.The film should prominently feature science, mathematics and/or technology in the story and/or have a leading character that is a scientist, engineer or mathematician. Films with innovative marketing and distribution plans are encouraged to apply. All submitted films must be at least 70 minutes in length. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States. Film must be entering its distribution phase.

o Contact: artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org

o Application Information

 

Panavision New Filmmaker Program

Panavision believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. More than 25 years ago, Panavision launched the New Filmmaker Program, an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision’s commitment to the industry's future provides student and beginning filmmakers the opportunity to work with professional grade equipment early in their careers.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Submit your proposals at least two months before you plan to shoot. Due to the high demand for Panavision cameras and equipment, it is essential that you plan ahead and contact us early.

Proposal materials will not be returned.

The New Filmmaker Program does not discriminate as to the nature of the project that can receive equipment grants. Any form, from experimental to documentary to musical to traditional narrative, is welcome.

Camera grants are available only for productions in the United States. Customs laws make transportation of cameras out of the US prohibitive. No exceptions.

The New Filmmaker Program will not allow cameras to be used on projects that perpetuate racial or sexual stereotypes and prejudices. Pornography is absolutely unacceptable.

Grant recipients must obtain insurance must from an outside insurance agent. Students can generally have the school issue the necessary policies. Plan ahead! This can take several weeks to implement. The process varies from school to school, so check with your film department. Productions that are not attached to a school must obtain the necessary insurance from an independent broker. Panavision must receive proof of insurance two weeks prior to prep dates. EQUIPMENT WILL NOT LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT PROPER INSURANCE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Approved proposals are subject to a service fee for equipment.

Anamorphic lenses are not available via the New Filmmaker Program

All gear is requests are subject to availability

o Contact: nfp@panavision.com

o Application Information

 

Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their films to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Catapult does not fund student films.

Documentaries must be 28 minutes or longer in length. We do not fund series.

Animation is okay. Documentary/narrative hybrids will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Development funds must specifically be used for the process of completing a fundraising piece, which may include writing, shooting and editing once story and characters are in place.

Applicants must own the copyright of their production, and have artistic, budgetary and editorial control over their project.

Applicants should preferably have previous film or television production experience in a principal role (director, co-director, producer, co-producer) as demonstrated by submitting a previously completed work sample.

Applicants who have not yet produced or directed their own feature length documentary should demonstrate that they will be working with an experienced filmmaker in a principal role.

Catapult only makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations. In most cases, this will mean getting a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for the project. A film production company or individual, including applicants from outside the US, may submit an application without a fiscal sponsor in place. Please see the FAQ section for more details.

o Contact: info@catapultfilmfund.org

o Application Information

 

Artist Rescue Trust 

The next evolution of the Artist Rescue Trust program is a partnership with Grant for the Web. They have awarded us a grant allowing us to directly fund more artists and help them educate anyone about Web Monetization as an emerging and potential revenue stream. One that doesn't rely on advertising, pay walls, and bad data privacy practices. It's an innovative way forward to help build a healthier internet.

Web Monetization is a new and open technology that aims to provide a better way to access and financially reward  creators through streaming micropayments - aka tiny fractions of a penny - to instantly flow to artists and creators as people read, watch and listen to their work.

While we want to support artists now with immediate financial assistance, we also want to help support the future financial opportunities for all artists. So this is why we’ve built a learning component into our grant application process. We will also be releasing a series of Web Monetization tutorials that will dive deeper into how you can make it part of your online world.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Eligibility:Be 18+

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN).

  • Be a professional, actively practicing musician or artist whose primary source of income is made through live performances, tours, gallery openings, book tours/readings, or other bookings/events and not working on a regular salary basis for one employer.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to current and ongoing activity in their artistic discipline/s.

  • Show a demonstrated need for emergency relief to recover the immediate loss of income through cancellations and bookings due to COVID19.

  • Not be enrolled in unemployment benefits.x

  • 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.

O Application Information


RESIDENCIES


The Fiore Center

The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is a program of Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) that actively connects the creative worlds of farming, conservation and the arts.

The purpose of the Fiore Art Center is to stimulate and advance the dialogue between human and environment within the context of agriculture and today’s culture at large. We hope to instill passion for preservation through the arts, create awareness and build community.

We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and application of ecologically sustainable farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a historic farm.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:$15 if not from Maine

o When: Ongoing

o Eligibility:All residency positions are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists/writers.

o Address: 97 Main Street Maine Farmland Trust, attn. Anna Witholt Abaldo Belfast, Maine 04915 United States

o Contact: 207-338-6575

o Application Information

 

18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:Yes

o When: Ongoing

o Eligibility:The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well. 

o Address: 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

o Contact: 310-453-3711

o Application Information


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.

backHer- Women specific grants for all fields

https://www.backher.com/toolbox/women-specific-grants

FILM FREEWAY - Film/Video artists can check Film Freeway at:

https://www.filmfreeway.com

 The Fiore Center

The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is a program of Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) that actively connects the creative worlds of farming, conservation and the arts.

The purpose of the Fiore Art Center is to stimulate and advance the dialogue between human and environment within the context of agriculture and today’s culture at large. We hope to instill passion for preservation through the arts, create awareness and build community.

We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and application of ecologically sustainable farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a historic farm.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:$15 if not from Maine

o When: Ongoing

o Eligibility:All residency positions are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists/writers.

o Address: 97 Main Street Maine Farmland Trust, attn. Anna Witholt Abaldo Belfast, Maine 04915 United States

o Contact: 207-338-6575

o Application Information

 

18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:Yes

o When: Ongoing

o Eligibility:The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well. 

o Address: 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

o Contact: 310-453-3711

o Application Information

 

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.

backHer- Women specific grants for all fields

https://www.backher.com/toolbox/women-specific-grants

FILM FREEWAY - Film/Video artists can check Film Freeway at:

https://www.filmfreeway.com


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