3/04/2024

March Free & Discounted Events

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Saturday, March 23 @ 2pm

at SVA Theater

333 West 23rd Street

NYC


FREE

from the Coalition,

and member orgs SAG-AFTRA, NYWIFT, WomenArts,

and other producing partners

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition will continue its yearly Women Arts Day--in collaboration with our member organizations, including SAG-AFTRA, WomenArts, NYWIFT, and the School of Visual Arts Film and Animation Department.


This year's event will be held on Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at SVA Theater at 333 East 23rd Street. The films will include Finding Her Beat, a documentary about female Taiko drummers, and Gone Before Your Eyes, a scripted short about an aging painter.


There will be a talkback after the films moderated by Terry Lawler, Past Executive Director of NYWIFT, current Special Advisor to the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, with Finding Her Beat's Director/Producer Dawn Mikkelson, Director/Director of Photography, Keri Pickett, and Producer/Principal Participant Jennifer Weir with the Writer and Director of Gone Before Your Eyes, Cara Yeates.


After the films and talkback, there will be food, drink, and networking. As every year, the event will be free, sponsored by the Coalition and the participating organizations.


ADA requests may be included on your RSVP form. Please note that ADA requests must be received 72 business hours before the start of the event.

RSVP

Celebrating WMM Filmmakers at the Oscars:

2 Best Feature Documentary Nominations!


Two of the five films nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the 2024 Academy Awards® are directed by WMM filmmakers! And we're hosting two special webinars featuring them.


On Tuesday, March 5, we’ll sit down with WMM Program alum Maite Alberdi and Julie Goldman, Executive Producer, from THE ETERNAL MEMORY to discuss their collaboration and what it takes to be an awards contender. Women Make Movies is proud to celebrate all our filmmakers, including the 20 (!!!) who were eligible and campaigned for this year's Academy Awards®, five who made it to the shortlist, and three who are nominated. Rising to the occasion can propel and expand your career in some very surprising and unforeseen ways. Don’t miss this powerful conversation!  


On Friday, February 23, we had a groundbreaking conversation with director Nisha Pahuja and the women behind TO KILL A TIGER. Her small but mighty team started with the kernel of an idea and marched it to a nomination – and they shared how they did it! If you sign up for the series, we'll send you a recording of this first webinar.


Tuesday, March 5th @ 12pm

FREE

Register Here

NYWIFT TALKS:

THE IMPORTANCE OF INTIMACY DIRECTORS/COORDINATORS ON SET

Nudity and simulated sex often have an important role in the telling of a story, whether in the film, television or interactive world. Although performances in these scenes convey strong feelings and powerful emotions to an audience which can be integral to a storyline, there is a unique vulnerability that arises for performers when performing hyper-exposed work.


Join NYWIFT for a candid conversation with Intimacy Directors/Coordinators on the importance of their roles on film sets. An intimacy director or coordinator is a choreographer, an advocate for actors, and a liaison between actors and production for scenes that involve nudity / hyper-exposed work, simulated sex acts, and/or intimate physical contact.


Speakers included will be Rocío Mendez (Award Winning Actor, Fight and Intimacy director), Teniece Divya Johnson (Intimacy Coordinator and SAG Stunt Performer), and Alicia Rodis (Intimacy Director and Coordinator). Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Zenaida Mendez. 


Monday, March 11, 2024


4:00pm ET


LOCATION: Virtual Webinar (Zoom link will be sent with confirmation email)


PRICE: Free to attend


REGISTER

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH


Learn About Women From All Disciplines and Fields:


Women’s History Month Events From the Library of Congress

Plays About Historical Women from 365 Women a Year: a Playwriting Project


Literature:

25 Women to Read Before You Die from Powell’s

The Greatest Female Authors of All Time from Echo Lit

10 Books by Trans Authors That Will Change Your Life from Subvrt

Trans and Non-Binary Authors to Read Today from Strand

Black Women Poets You Should Know from The Lily

21 Black Female Poets from The Tempest

12 Female Poets Who Changed the Game from Read Poetry


Theatre:

15 Women Playwrights You Really Should Have Heard Of from What’s Onstage

7 Women of Theatre History You Should Know from The Interval

7 More Women of Theatre History You Should Know from The Interval

6 Plays and Musicals for Trans Awareness


Dance:

The History of Dance is Feminist from Dance Art Journal

8 Women Choreographers Who Changed Dance from Bach Track

Three African-American Women Who Revolutionized Modern Dance from KCET


Music:

The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women from NPR

25 Songs by Black Women that Rocked the World from the 1920s- 2020

Female Artists from the Native American Music Awards

Songs of Native American Women

Greatest Women Composers in Classical Music from Classic FM


Art:

10 Native American Women Artists You Should Know

20 Female Artists You Need to Know from Harper’s Bazaar

10 Breakthrough Women Artists from Black Art in America

8 Female Artists Who Caught Fire in Their 80s from Artnet

Where are the Black Women Artists At?


INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS


Whether or Not You are an Organizational Member, 

You Are Now Able to Join the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition! 

With our new Individual Memberships, you no longer need to be a member through your organizational affiliation. For artists and media professionals who are not currently affiliated with one of our member organizations, this is a way to join our community. For artists and media professionals who are affiliated with one of our full member organizations, this is a way to receive additional perks and support the Coalition. 


As an individual member, you will be able to:


  • Attend all events, in person and virtual (with coalition discount if paid event);
  • Receive all newsletters, including the NEW WAMCollaboration Newsletter;
  • Access to our NEW WAMCollaboration Google Group (connecting artists for collaborative opportunities);
  • Be included in our NEW online Directory of Members and their disciplines, with links to social media (with or without contact information as preferred);
  • Serve on committees;
  • Receive perks and discounts; 
  • Submit your events (if free or discounted to Coalition members) to be posted and shared in our Newsletters, Blog, and/or Communal Calendar;
  • Submit to all of our prizes and contests for FREE.


Individual Memberships are only $25 per year.

($15 per year DONATION REQUESTED for members of our full member organization to cover the administrative costs of registering you.)

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP FORM

Student Memberships

With our new Individual Student Memberships, you can join the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition for ONLY $10 PER YEAR. To be eligible for a student membership, one must be actively studying their discipline, and not yet a practicing professional. You do not need to be matriculated in a graduate, undergraduate, or professional full-time program.


Student members will have their own directory and their own Google Group. There is also a separate Student Collaboration Award to which student members can submit. 

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP FORM


COLLABORATION AWARDS


The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. The aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years. A public performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc. Due to the NEW Individual Memberships, you will no longer need to be a member of a member organization to be eligible for submission. You can now apply by joining the Coalition as an Individual Member. Members of our full member organizations will need to register.



The WAMCollaboration Google Group & Newsletter! The Women in the Arts and Media Coalition is creating a WAMCollaboration Google Group that will allow artists to network and seek out collaborators for their projects. Start finding collaborators now; the submission process will begin soon.

Conversations in America:
2020 Vision - The Year We Saw Everything

You can still see Conversations in America: 2020 Vision - The Year We Saw Everything, a compilation of short plays and films, monologues, songs, and more.
Special thanks to SAG-AFTRA and WomenArts who were gold sponsors of the event.
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