Submission Opportunities Archive: January 2015

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition,
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and WomenArts present

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Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)

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Red Text Indicates an opportunity for special populations.
**Red & Starred Text** Indicates a women-only opportunity.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

**WOMEN’S WORK PLAY LAB**

Opportunity for women PLAYWRIGHTS and DIRECTORS

The deadline for application submissions is being extended to January 12, 2015 for readers of the #StageOpps newsletter only. Please email specialoppscode@gmail.com to retrieve this month’s #StageOpps code!

Since its creation in 1994, NPTC Women’s Work Project has had the goal of not only helping to develop specific plays, but to support residents’ growth as accomplished and skilled playwrights—to give writers added tools in the practice of their craft and to strengthen their individual voices.  Our focus has always been on bringing scripts to production quality.

The WOMEN’S WORK LAB for short plays provides a supportive and nurturing environment to emerging and mid-career women playwrights.  Four to six members are selected each year, along with a similar number of directors. The LAB meets monthly (Sundays, 4-7pm) from February through July, allowing for time in between sessions for writers to continue to develop and revise their work in response to feedback.  Members are expected to bring work to each session beginning with the development of an original short play based upon an assigned theme. Playwrights receive monthly feedback on their play from the LAB’s group of dramaturgs and directors. Feedback is given in a unified manner so playwrights do not have conflicting advice about what to work on. The process creates a collaborative group from which members can draw inspiration and energy.  Scripts are then produced in our annual Women’s Work Short Play Festival. Participants in the Short Play Lab may be invited to submit a proposal for a full-length work and continue working with the LAB in the spring.

Playwrights should apply by sending the following as email attachments, with the email Subject Line “Women’s Work Application,” followed by this month’s #StageOpps code, to contact@nptnyc.org:

  • a resume, including specific information on your training as a writer (i.e. degree program, workshops, etc.)
  • a 10-15 page writing sample
  • a personal statement explaining why you wish to be a part of the LAB, including goals for your own growth and development if selected

(Please note that ALL 3 items are required to be considered.)

Directors should apply by sending the following as email attachments, with the email Subject Line “WWP-Directors,” followed by this month’s #StageOpps code, to contact@nptnyc.org:

  • directing resume
  • contact information for three references
  • personal statement explaining why you wish to be a part of the LAB
  • website URL if applicable

DEADLINE FOR #STAGEOPPS READERS: January 12, 2015

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

Atlanta Fringe Festival (June 3-7, 2015; Atlanta, GA) – The Atlanta Fringe Festival is dedicated to connecting adventurous artists with appreciative audiences for the betterment of the Atlanta arts community. We are looking for shows from any genre: cabaret, modern dance, comedy, drama, puppetry, circus, opera, improv, aerial, musicals, projection, etc. Shows must be 30-55 minutes long, no more, no less. There is a non-refundable $25 fee to apply, and if you are selected in our random lottery, there is a $250 production fee that goes toward paying for technicians and house managers to run your show. Your $250 application fee also gets you: 3 minutes to preview your show at the Opening Party on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Four scheduled performances at the 2015 Atlanta Fringe Festival, June 3-7, 2015, 85% of your box office revenue, after applicable taxes, A venue that matches your venue requests as best as we are able, Professional technicians to set levels and cues and to run the boards for your show, Box office and front-of-house services, Listings in official schedules and festival catalog, Inclusion in press announcements sent to major media outlets, with potential inclusion in photo and interview requests from local media when applicable, Individual show page on AtlantaFringe.org, plus inclusion on all our social media outlets. To apply, visit http://atlantafringe.org/ or http://atlantafringe.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/AFF2015submission.pdf. Deadline: January 5, 2015 (postmark)

Midtown International Theatre Festival (July 13 – August 9, 2015; New York, NY) – We welcome any kind of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classical, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche, even new interpretations of classical plays. We also encourage productions of all racial and sexual stripes, in all genres. The chief restrictions on submissions are the length of a show and how well it can be done with minimal scenery in a festival setting. Otherwise, three things make up a successful entry in the MITF: a good play, acompetent producer, and a marketing plan. It takes all three to field a successful Festival entry. For more info and instructions to submit, visit http://www.midtownfestival.org/.Deadline: January 26, 2015

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (August 3-9, 2015; New York, NY) – Attention playwrights! The time has come to unpack your short plays and get them ready to submit to the 40th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. We are now accepting submissions! Playwrights (not published with Samuel French Inc. or any other major theatrical publisher) are welcome to submit up to 3 plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length. There is a $10 submission fee per play. Application requires the sign off of you as producer, or your own separate producer, who will produce the play to participate in the festival. To apply and for further guidelines: http://oob.samuelfrench.com/.Deadline: February 14th, 2015, 11:59pm E.S.T.

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (June 15 – July 12, 2015; NYC, NY) – The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York’s premiere socially conscious/eco-friendly, not-for-profit theatre festival, is currently accepting submissions for its 2015 season. The festivity accepts all topics and subject matters (not just environmental!) including but not limited to: new works, musicals, adaptations, one-acts, and solo shows. The deadline for all submissions is January 21st. The Festivity is designed to invoke the power of art in motivating philanthropy, community outreach and social change. Applications are accepted through e-mail and standard mail. For more information or application materials, please visitwww.planetconnections.org or http://planetconnections.org/full-productions-2/. Fee: $25 before January 7; $40 by January 18. Deadline: January 18, 2015

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Forget Me Not Theatre Company 2016 New Work Production (Chicago, IL) – Forget Me Not Theatre Company’s New Work Series bridges the gap between a workshop and a world première. Our goal is to work alongside a playwright in the final stages of script development to challenge their concept of what the play can and should be in an effort to bring their world to life in the most vibrant way possible. To this end the playwright is invited into the rehearsal room for a two-week workshop designed to foster play, discovery, and iteration. Since the New Work Series requires the playwright to be in-residence for the two-week workshop they must be local to Chicago, IL OR be able to travel and provide their own lodging. For guidelines, and to apply, visit http://forgetmenottheatreco.com/event/. Deadline: January 20, 2015

Fusion’s THE SEVEN (Albuquerque, NM) – THE SEVEN, Fusion’s 10th annual short works festival, is one of the nation’s premiere short works festivals.  It features seven fully produced world-premieres, utilizing seven different directors and a professional ensemble cast.  The scripts are read by a jury of theatre professionals (blindly, without any identification of the playwright) and the seven highest scoring scripts will be produced.  The overall Jury Award-winner will receive transportation to and lodging at the festival.  Scripts must be based on the theme:  “UNFINISHED BUSINESS“.  All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.). For more complete guidelines, and to apply, visithttp://fusionabq.instantencore.com/web/page.aspx?title=The+Seven. Deadline: April 8, 2015 postmarked for snail mail, April 12, 2015 for digital submissions

Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program.  Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre.  You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey.  No email submissions!  NO FEE.  All Submissions mailed to:  Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052  Email inquiries about submissions: submissions@lunastage.org, http://lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.Deadline: April 15, 2015

Indie Boots (Chicago, IL) – Indie Boots is currently accepting short play submissions for the third annual festival featuring independent theatre with different perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what\’s funny, and how the world works. All plays must use the word \”Ella\” in the title of the piece. Plays under 10 minutes, comedies, and plays featuring underrepresented characters (women, LGBTQ characters, etc) are especially encouraged. The finalists will be performed this spring in Chicago, IL as part of Indie Boots Theatre Festival 2015: The Ella Plays. An audience award (and cash!) will be presented to one play. Casts may be as large as 10 actors or as small as 2 actors (casts of 3-5 are encouraged). Writers may submit more than one script. To submit, please visit www.indieboots.org/playsubmissions.html. Deadline: January 15, 2015 (late)

Ashland New Plays Festival (October 21-25, 2015, Ashland, OR) – International playwright festival. Seeking full-length dramas or comedies (2 acts, total 90-120 minutes running time) that are previously unproduced. Cast is limited to 8 characters. No adaptations, translations, musicals, or children’s plays. Selected playwrights will participate in at least 2 rehearsals culminating in 2 public readings, a playwrighting workshop led by the host playwright, and scheduled social events. Playwrights receive lodging and $1000 stipend to help defray travel and other expenses. One submission per playwright. Submissions may be made online or by postal mail; see website for complete guidelines and application form. FEE: $15 online or $10 money order. Ashland New Plays Festival, PO Box 3314, Ashland, OR 97520, T: (541) 488-7995, submissions@AshlandNewPlays.org, www.AshlandNewPlays.org. Deadline: January 15, 2014

“2042: See Change” East West Players Playwriting Competition (Los Angeles, CA) – It is estimated that by 2042, people of color will make up a majority of the United States population. With this shift in demographics, the face of America will look and feel different. East West Players is seeking submissions of original full-length plays and musicals that explore this new reality and represent and reflect the future of the American landscape. Submissions accepted electronically only. Visithttp://eastwestplayers.org/news/2042-see-change-playwriting-competition-2014/ for more information and to apply. Deadline: January 5, 2014

Premiere Stages Play Festival at Kean University (March, 2014, Union, NJ) – Seeking unproduced scripts from playwrights born or currently residing in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Festival winner will be awarded $2,000 and a full Equity production in Premiere’s 2015 season. The runner-up will receive $750 and a 29-hour Staged Reading; two other writers will receive Staged Readings in March and a cash prize of $500. Scripts must be full-length, unproduced and unpublished, and have a cast size of no more than 8. No musicals. Agents may submit full scripts; playwrights should submit script sample and synopsis. See website for complete guidelines and submission instructions. NO FEE. Premiere Stages Play Festival at Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083, www.kean.edu/premierestages.Deadline: January 15, 2015

**Artemisia’s Fall Festival** (Fall 2015, Chicago) – Seeking plays that are full length and must be carried by a woman. We require a leading, female protagonist. Artemisia produces plays that empower women.  Due to the number of submissions we receive, submission is limited to ONE play per writer.  If you submit more than one play, your submissions will NOT be considered.  Full-length is defined by a playing time of 90 minutes or more. Published plays and one-acts DO NOT meet Artemisia’s guidelines and will NOT be accepted.  We are unable to accept snail mail submissions.  Please submit your play as a single file PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted) to submissionsartemisia@yahoo.com. $10 FEE. Deadline: January 15, 2015

Rough Writers New Play Festival (Colorado Springs, CO) – The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is proud to be producing our bi-annual Rough Writers New Play Festival in the spring of 2015. This two week-long festival will feature readings of new scripts submitted by playwrights worldwide. Playwrights whose work is included in the festival will have the opportunity to have readings of their scripts in front of an audience with a moderated talkback session immediately following. A panel of theatre professionals will adjudicate the submissions. In an effort to celebrate the FAC’s “Year of Georgia O’Keeffe”, we ask that this year’s submissions be related to the life and/or the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. The plays may utilize Georgia O’Keeffe as a character, use her art as a springboard for the story or, in a larger sense, explore the lives and art of groundbreaking women. The submissions may be full-length, one-act or 10-minute plays or musicals. Submissions must be in a state of development, and not have a history of productions. The Rough Writers New Play Festival will be held between June 4 and 14, 2015. Please send cover letter and copy of formatted script (along with Demo CD for musicals) to: Nathan Halvorson, Associate Director of Performing Arts c/o The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or via email at: nhalvorson@csfineartscenter.org. Deadline: March 1, 2015

 

HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY) – Each submitted play should be previously unpublished, run no more than 90 minutes (excluding intermission), require no more than six actors, and be suitable for presentation as a staged reading by Equity actors. No musicals or children’s plays will be considered. The 2013-2014 HRC season runs from September, 2015 to June, 2016. Several of the previous prize winners “BILLY AND RAY” and “HELLMAN VS McCarthy” have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. Judges will select the winner of the W. Keith Hedrick award ($500), which will be presented as the final staged reading of the season. Several of the previous prize winners “BILLY AND RAY” and “HELLMAN VS McCarthy” have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. The authors of the four runners-up also selected for readings will each be awarded $100. If you are interested in receiving the guidelines request them via an email athrcshowcaseplaycontest@gmail.com. Or visithttp://www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com/play_contest.html for more information. Deadline: March 15, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) – Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visithttp://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissions for guidelines and to apply.Rolling Admissions

**Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers** – Aims to encourage brilliant and unrecognized women playwrights with a cash prize and a New York City showcase of the winning work. Submissions must be full-length works for theatre, but the form is open to one-acts, two-acts (or more), monologues, adaptations, and any other “wild or deceptively tame” form. Winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize as well as a staged reading of her play in New York City. A stipend of up to $700 may be provided for travel and accommodation. Submit up to 10 pages excerpted from a fully-developed completed script (finalists will be asked to submit complete script), a cover letter of no more than one page describing yourself and your work (including full contact information), a resume, and at least one letter of support from someone who knows you and your work well. Download application form from website. NOTE: E-mail applications only, in PDF format. See website for complete submission guidelines. NO FEE. Leah Ryan’s FEWW, PO Box 287, Amherst, MA 01004-0287, leahryansfeww@gmail.com, http://www.leahryansfeww.com/. Receipt Deadline: January 12, 2015, 5pm EST

Jacksonville State University Southern Playwrights Competition – Seeks to identify and encourage the best of Southern playwriting. First-prize winner receives $1,000 and a full production by the Jacksonville State University Department of Drama. Playwrights must be native to or residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia, and plays must deal with the Southern experience. Entries must be original, full-length plays that have not had previous Equity productions. No musicals or adaptations. One submission per playwright. Submit via postal mail, with an official entry form (download from website) and a SASE. NOTE: No electronic or fax submissions. NO FEE. Jacksonville State University Southern Playwrights Competition, Sarah Moersch, Department of English, Jacksonville State University, 700 Pelham Rd. North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602, T: (256) 782-5414, smoersch@jsu.edu, swhitton@jsu.edu,http://www.jsu.edu/english/southpla.html. Receipt Deadline: January 15, 2015

Heartland Theatre Company 10-Minute Play Festival: Class Reunion (June, 2015, Bloomington, IL) – Seeking new, unproduced 10-minutes plays with 2-4 characters that are inspired by the class reunions. It’s all about the unexpected happening when your past rises up to smack you in the face, whether that happens at a raucous get-together ten years after the valedictorian fell off the stage when the Class of ’05 graduated, at a tea party celebrating the 25th reunion of Miss Lucy’s last Tapping Toddlers Class, or at the 50th reunion of the mysterious and dangerous Mortar & Pestle Club from Old Ivy. No musicals or children’s plays. Do not put author’s name on script. NOTE: Submit through website entry form, which requires that you upload your play in MSWord format. NO FEE. Heartland Theatre Company, PO Box 1833, Bloomington, IL 61702-1833, T: (309) 452-8709, http://www.heartlandtheatre.org/tenminuteform.htm.Deadline: February 1, 2015

The Valley Players Vermont Playwrights Award – Seeking original, unproduced, full-length plays by residents of Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine. Winning playwright receives $1,000. No musicals. Plays may not have won an award or prize in any other contest. Submit 2 bound copies of script with title pages containing author name and contact information. Do not include author’s name on script. Download entry form from website and submit with script.NO FEE. Vermont Playwrights Award, The Valley Players, PO Box 441, Waitsfield, VT 05673, T: (802) 6767, valleyplayer@madriver.com, www.valleyplayers.com.Deadline: February 1, 2015

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

Theatre Trail Writers Competition (Arundel, West Sussex, UK) – The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its fifteenth year and is seeking writers to submit plays for next year’s Trail. It performs at the end of August, on each of the Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel. The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers, both from the UK and beyond. Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long, with practicable casting, props and effects. All entries should be submitted to: Drip Action Theatre Trail 2014, c/o SCGIS Ltd, 65a High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AJ. No Fee. One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail). Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned. Our reading committee will select the plays that will be performed, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at our Theatre Trail launch in May 2015. Each successful playwright will receive a £150 writer’s fee. For further information call 01903 885250 or email info@dripaction.co.uk. Website: http://www.dripaction.co.uk/. Deadline: January 31, 2015

Premiere Stages Play Festival 2015 (Kean University, Union, NJ) – Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced new plays from playwrights born or currently residing in the greater metropolitan area (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania). There is no fee to enter. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a professional panel of theatre producers, dramaturgs, playwrights, scholars and publishers. Four of the submitted plays will be selected for staged readings with Equity casts March 19- 22, 2015 and awarded cash prizes. Following the March readings, the winner of Play Festival is selected for a full production during Premiere Stages’ 2015 main stage season and awarded $2000; a second play will be selected for a 29-hour Staged Reading and be awarded $750, and the two other finalist writers will be awarded $500. At Premiere Stages, we pride ourselves on a uniquely accelerated process in which plays we find particularly promising are developed and fully produced within a year of submission. To apply and for further guidelines: http://www.kean.edu/premierestages/play.php.For any questions regarding the submission guidelines, please email premiere@kean.edu. Deadline: January 15, 2015


Bare Fiction Magazine Open Theatre Submissions
– Play submissions are now open for our March 2015 issue. We want our readers to discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary. To that end, we need play texts that instantly grab our minds and take us on extraordinary literary journeys. If your work is competently written but doesn’t have the kind of depth that makes the readers work just that little bit harder, then it’s probably not for us. We want you to make peoples eyes open wider and their minds race with excitement as they feast on your words. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please do ensure that you contact us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Likewise, if we are unable to accommodate your writing in our pages, we will let you know in plenty of time should you wish to submit elsewhere. If you have not heard from us within 90 days, please get in touch to enquire as to the status of your submission. We do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online. Only original unpublished work submitted by the author will be considered. No submissions by publishers, presses or agents please. Ensure that your name does NOT appear on the uploaded documents. We operate a blind submission policy so that we can truly appraise your work on merit alone, with at least 2 or 3 different editors reviewing all submissions before passing comments to the editor. Uploaded file/s are electronically tagged so that we know who they’re from. For guidelines, visithttp://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/submissions/. Deadline: January 11, 2015

**365 Women A Year 2015 Plays** – Please follow the directions carefully. If you have any questions, email 365womenayear@gmail.com ***Disclaimer, we already have a disproportionate amount of historical women who were writers and born in the 1800 & 1900s.*** ALL THE 2015 information is now on the web site: http://365womenayear.wordpress.com/2015-info/ (1) Step one: Go to the web site and make sure you are not picking a woman that we have already written about. Web site:http://365womenayear.wordpress.com. We are not yet accepting any repeats. Please note, historical women must have 100% existed. They may be living or dead. (2) Fill out a claim request form:https://docs.google.com/…/1z9wnXOpOAmIPhwwzS3ClBK4…/viewform (3) Start writing: Plays must be less then 60 pages. 10 characters or less. Simple props and set. Musicals are welcome. (We will divide the final products into sections: 10 pages and under, 11-20 pages, 20+, 30-60, Musicals, Plays can be in ANY language) (4) Fill out the google information form so we can get your bio and historical info on the web site: https://docs.google.com/…/1zKabKTafmo6KX-7q2-32yxQ…/viewform (5) Follow the directions below for submitting your plays. YOU MUST PUT 2015 in the subject line! If your piece is for 2015! (6) Follow the twitter handle: @365womenayear. SUBMITTING YOUR PLAYS: (Please follow the directions closely) Email Your Pieces: *A separate email for EACH play w/ play attached as a PDF *Subject line should be: Historical Woman/Playwright/Play Title/Length *Please put 2015 in the subject line if you are submitting for 2015 (2014 playwrights, no year necessary) *If your play includes many historical women, simply put MANY WOMEN/Playwright/Play Title/Length in the subject line and the list of women in the body of the email. *If it is a musical, please put that in the subject line as well. *In the body of the email: Include your bio *It is okay if they are not formatted in a certain way. Email your pieces to: 365womenayear@gmail.com.Deadline for alternates January 15, 2015.

ONSTAGE

**Yo Soy Latina!** (The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA) – Seeking two Latina actresses to portray Louisa and Alicia in this piece produced by Odd Girl in Entertainment, written by Linda Nieves-Powell. Interviews will be held January 24, 2015, with rehearsals from February 21- March 5, 2015. Performance is March 7th, 2014. Pays $300 stipend. Submit via Actors Access: http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=434294&region=2.

Phaedra (Under Saint Marks, NYC) – This is a one night only benefit for The Ali Forney Center. AFC rescues LGBT kids from the dangers of the streets and places them into safe, homelike environments. AFC works hard to provide the necessary support for these adolescents to succeed and thrive. AEA AND NON-AEA MAY SUBMIT. Please prepare 1 monologue dramatic or comedic (whatever you do best) classical is preferred Shakespeare, Greek etc. Chekhov, however is also welcome (we are doing Uncle Vanya and Ivanov later in the season as well as The Tempest). Interviews will be helf January 10, 2014. Performance is May 3, 2015. To submit: http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=434296&region=2

 

BACKSTAGE

Unified Professional Theatre Association Interviews (February 7, 2015, Memphis TN) – Interviews for industry professionals available to work with any number of the 49 companies currently registered as UPTA members. Interviews will occur on Saturday, February 7th only. Technical, administrative, and artistic positions will be posted at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown. Interviews will occur at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown with sign-up sheets on the companies’ hotel doors. Deadline: January 26, 2015.

Producing Artistic Director (Stonington Opera House, Maine) – Theater is alive on the beautiful coast of Maine, and in this 104th year of the Stonington Opera House we’re looking for the next generation of leadership! The position of Producing Artistic Director for Opera House Arts is now open for applications, and we welcome your submissions. Cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and up to three letters of reference with contact information to: jobs@operahousearts.org. No phone inquiries but questions may be addressed to the same e-mail. Follow the link or see the attached for job description/prospectus:http://www.melissamaxwell.com/In_The_Know/Entries/2014/12/22_Opera_House_Seeking_Producing_Artistic_Director.html.Deadline: January 15, 2015
Art Education Project Coordinator (NYC Public Schools, NY) – Directly supporting one Borough Arts Director and based out of a borough office, the Arts Education Project Coordinator will plan, organize, and administer activities and programs related to supporting schools, arts professional development, student and school-based programs, and engagement of local arts and cultural organizations. S/he will also be responsible for supporting internal and external communications and operations functions for his or her borough office. Performs related work. Please include a resume and cover letter in your application. To apply, visit https://nycdoe.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=214873&company_id=15651&version=2&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1002410&level=levelid2&levelid2=&parent=&startflag=2.Deadline: January 7, 2015, 3pm EST

Wardrobe Supervisor (Vineyard Theatre, NYC) –  The Vineyard Theatre is seeking an experienced Wardrobe Supervisor, to head up a two-person wardrobe crew on a new Off-Broadway musical, BROOKLYNITE, by Michael Mayer and Peter Lerman. Directed by Michael Mayer, Costume Design by Andrea Lauer. Contract begins January 23rd, with Tech starting January 24th. Previews start January 30th, and Opening Night is February 25th. Show closes on March 22nd. The Vineyard Theatre is dedicated to new works with bold programming and supporting artists. Some of the previous productions at the Vineyard include: AVENUE Q (Tony Award); [title of show] (OBIE Award); Kander and Ebb’s THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (12 Tony Nominations); Nicky Silver’s THE LYONS (Broadway run); Paula Vogel’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Pulitzer Prize); among many other well received productions. In total, the Vineyard has been the recipient of 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 3 Tony Awards, numerous OBIE, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. The Vineyard is also the proud recipient of special OBIE, Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel awards for sustained excellence. $550 a week with a $150 tech bump for the first two weeks. Non-Union. Please send your resume toproductionintern@vineyardtheatre.org and put your name and “Wardrobe Supervisor” in the subject line. For more information: http://playbill.com/jobs/job_detail/338436

The Flea Theatre, Artistic Director (The Flea Theater; New York City, NY) – The award-winning Flea Theater seeks an Artistic Director to lead the company in the 2015/16 season and to lead their inaugural seasons at their new three-theater performing arts complex in the 2016/17 season. The new Flea theater, just four blocks south of the original Flea, will not only present distinctive work produced by the new Artistic Director and Flea’s artists, but feature the best of Off-Off-Broadway in various disciplines – Theater, Performance, Music and Dance. The new Artistic Director will have an unusual opportunity to make a significant impact on New York’s cultural scene. The Flea is seeking a leader with commitment to and experience in the Off-Off-Broadway arena. With the mandate to “raise a joyful hell in a small space,” the Artistic Director should have a unique understanding and love for the particulars of Off-Off-Broadway production and a desire to raise every aspect to its highest potential. Experience and familiarity with the operation of a theater plant is also necessary. The Artistic Director of The Flea should have a vision large enough to populate its three performance spaces, and the experience and ingenuity to run all three concurrently. The Flea Artistic Director should have energy, vitality, charisma and the ability to inspire and support the work of the diverse group of artists working under the umbrella of The Flea. Please send resume to: Carol Ostrow, Producing Director, The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, New York, NY 10013, orcarolo@theflea.org. Visit http://www.theflea.org/page.php?page_type=1&page_id=21.

 

FUNDING

Jubilation Foundation Grants – We grant to individuals and organizations who have an exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm – as expressed in music and dance. We grant two-year fellowships to those who serve as a link to a world filled with more joy. You must reside in the United States to be eligible. Special consideration will be given to organizations in the Pacific Northwest committed to one or more of the following: on-going skill building, working with children under 18, involving experts working and playing with non-experts, working toward synchrony and inclusion, overcoming barriers related to race and class, building community, and etc. We grant $250-750 for additional strategies to promote our values and mission, for example: scholarships for teachers, articles written for the popular press on the significance of music and movement on children and adults, and etc. For more thorough guidelines and to apply, visit http://jubilationfoundation.org/grant.html#4. Deadline for Fellows nominations: January 15, 2015. Deadline for Organization applications: July 2015.

San Francisco Foundation Arts and Culture Grants – Grants for projects that substantially benefit residents in at least one of the 5 Bay Area counties the foundation serves: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. Eligible projects and organizations include those who: develop and present high quality and diverse artistic practices reflective of the myriad communities in the region; foster creativity, self-expression, cross-cultural exchange, and civic participation for children and young adults; increase opportunities for all to participate in diverse cultural and artistic experiences; engage in the arts to build communities. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, T: (415) 733-8500, artsinfo@sff.org,www.sff.org. Deadline: January 21, 2015

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fund for the Arts – Grants from $1,000-$20,000 for U.S.-based Latino artists and arts organizations to assist in the development, creation, presentation, and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. They are particularly interested in supporting artists and organizations in their efforts to promote social justice and social change through the arts. Artists and ensembles in all disciplines are eligible; there are three levels of grants to which they may apply: Project Grant, Fellowship, and Master Artist Grant. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NOTE: Application must be submitted online. NALAC, 1208 Buena Vista, San Antonio, TX 78207, T: (210) 432-3982, info@nalac.org, www.nalac.org,http://www.nalac.org/programs/nalac-grants/nalac-fund-for-the-arts-nfa. Receipt Deadline: February 19, 2015

Indian Arts Research Center Fellowships for Native and First Nations Artists (Santa Fe, NM) – Four different fellowships to support Native American and First Nations artists at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School of Advanced Research. Each fellowship includes a $3,000 monthly stipend, housing, studio space, supplies allowance, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR.

Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship (June 15-August 15 annually) – Supports traditional Native artistry.

Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship (September 1-December 1 annually) Dedicated to preserving the Southwest’s extensive artistic heritage. Applicants must be from a Native community in the Southwestern U.S. (AZ, CO, NM, UT) and work in the visual arts.

**Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Women** (March 1-May 31 annually) – Encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any medium.

School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience, PO Box 2188, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188, T: (505) 954-7205, FAX: (505) 954-7207, iarc@sarsf.org, http://sarweb.org/index.php?artists. Deadline: January 15, 2015

**American Association of University Women Community Action Grants for Women and Girls** – Seed money of $2,000-$7,000 over one year to new projects promoting education and equity for women and girls. Two-year grants of $5,000-$10,000 are given for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities.  Individual women, AAUW branches, AAUW state organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. American Association of University Women, 1111 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, T: (319) 337-1716 x60, aauw@act.org, http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/community-action-grant-application/. Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowships for Emerging Playwrights of Color (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015, Twin Cities, MN) – Two fellowships will be awarded, one to a Minnesota playwright, and one to either a Minnesota or national playwright. Each fellowship will provide a $10,000 stipend, an additional $2,500 for living expenses, and $1,500 in play development funds, as well as opportunities to build connections with theatre companies and leaders in the Twin Cities and nationwide. Applicants must not have had more than one play professionally produced at time of application, and must be artists of color who are at least 21 years old and citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Recipients must maintain residency within Minnesota and within 75 miles of the Twin Cities during the grant year. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406, T: (612) 332-7481, submissions@pwcenter.org, www.pwcenter.org,https://pwcenter.org/programs/many-voices-fellowships. Receipt Deadline: February 5, 2015

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater – Dedicated to fostering innovative artistic collaborations in the field of theatre and contributing to the dynamism of intercultural dialogue and exchange between France and the U.S. They are particularly interested in supporting theatre projects that explore aesthetic boundaries and reflect the cultural and aesthetic diversity of contemporary theatre. Priority will be given, but not limited, to French artists whose work has rarely or never been seen or developed in the U.S. In the U.S. – Supports American productions of French contemporary playwrights and residencies of French directors, and the presentation of multidisciplinary theatre (including objects, sound, physical, and visual theatre) in the U.S. In France – Supports French productions of American contemporary playwrights, residencies of American directors, and the presentation of multidisciplinary theatre (including objects, sound, physical, and visual theatre) in France. Amount requested must not exceed 50% of the total budget for the project or the amount of $25,000. Download application forms from website. The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer (Cultural Services of the French Embassy), 972 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10075, T: (212) 439-1444,nicole.birmann@diplomatie.gouv.fr, http://www.facecouncil.org/contemporarytheater/index.html.Deadline: February 17, 2015

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Performing Arts Presenters Initiative – Supports the presentation of touring performing artists at venues within 3 states/jurisdictions: Delaware, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nonprofit organizations that meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for funding to help defray costs related to the presentation of touring performing artists in underserved communities. Organizations must: be based and chartered in Delaware, DC, or the Virgin Islands as a non-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3, 501(c)4, or 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code at least 1 year prior to application deadline; and be an arts or community-based organization, a college or university, or a government entity involved in presenting the performing arts. Producing organizations are not eligible. Proposed artists/ensembles must be located outside of the state/jurisdiction of the performance but based in the mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA & WV), or from outside the United States. Proposals must demonstrate a commitment to presenting the performing arts and reaching underserved audiences (communities in which individuals lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, or age). Priority will be given to projects involving artists or performing arts genres with whom applicants have no prior presenting history or whose fees have been beyond applicant’s means. Support is available for programs taking place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Minimum grant request is $500; maximum request is $2,000. Applicants may apply for up to 50% of the artist’s fee plus travel and lodging expenses, marketing, and production cash costs for engagement of proposed artists. Organizations must match grant amount. NOTE: Applications must be completed online; see website for complete application guidelines and instructions for the different states/jurisdictions. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 201 N. Charles St., Ste. 401, Baltimore, MD 21201, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/spi/guidelines.html.Receipt Deadline: February 20, 2015


California Council for the Humanities Community Stories Grants
– Seeks to capture and share compelling stories from and about California’s diverse communities. Seeking submissions of proposals for story-based projects; this year, the focus is on the needs of veterans, those who support them, and what we consider our responsibilities towards those who risk their lives for our sakes. Applicants must have tax-exempt status or a California-based fiscal sponsor. Projects for this funding round must explore stories of significance to Californians; address the meaning of democracy; approach the subject matter from a humanities perspective; actively involve at least one humanities advisor in the planning and implementation of the project; provide opportunities for community engagement and involvement in project activities; include public programming elements; and result in work that will be accessible by the public and about which information can be shared through the CCH web site. Applicants may request up to $10,000 each. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an informational Webinar before applying. NOTE: Application must be submitted online, through website. See website for complete guidelines and application. California Council for the Humanities, 312 Sutter St., Ste. 601, San Francisco, CA 94108, Contact: Program Associate Tonya Jones T: (213) 346-3234, tjones@calhum.org, or Senior Program Officer Felicia Kelley, fkelley@calgum.org, http://www.calhum.org/grants/community-stories-grant. Receipt Deadline: February 2, 2015

 

RESIDENCIES

Kenyon Playwrighting Conference (Kenyon, OH) – Immerse yourself in the craft of playwriting surrounded by some of the most exciting early-stage play development in the U.S. and U.K. You will write every day, hear your work read in the evenings, and interact with the creative teams from powerhouse companies and three commissioned playwrights in residence. Please submit a paragraph (no more than 250 words) about why you are applying to this workshop and what you hope to take away from it. Additionally, please submit a sample scene of no more than 5 pages. If you are planning to workshop a particular play at the conference, your sample must be from that play. Please also submit a biography (no more than 250 words). After you have been accepted, if you plan to workshop a particular play, we ask that you submit the play to us by May 15 so your instructor can read it before the conference. Instructions for submitting your play will accompany your acceptance message. For more details on submitting, please visit http://www.kenyoninstitute.org/programs/playwrights-conference/ or watchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlJccRBI3U0. Applications accepted starting November 1, 2014

ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989,http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing

2015 Yale Institute for Music Theatre (June 13-28, 2015, New Haven, CT) – Established in 2009, the YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE is a program of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre that bridges the gap between training and the professional world for emerging composers, book writers, and lyricists. The Institute seeks distinctive and original music theatre works to be developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama. The Institute matches the authors of the selected works with collaborators, including professional directors and music directors, as well as a company of actors and singers that includes professionals and current Yale students. The lab culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Brokaw, two original music theatre works will be selected for the 2015 Institute, which will take place June 13–28 in New Haven. Visit http://drama.yale.edu/YIMT/institute-hometo apply. Deadline: January 7, 2015

Elsewhere Collaborative (April-November, 2014, Greensboro, NC) – Residencies between 2-6 weeks for creative artists working in all media. The collaborative is a three-floor former thrift store turned into a living museum. Residents constantly compose and re-imagine the environment through projects that respond to layers of objects, artworks, collections, architecture, histories, and concepts within the building. Residents enter into an evolving collaborative artwork, inhabit production spaces, and establish living sites throughout the museum, using the resources from the 58-year-old inventory. Residency provides housing, workspace, and materials; artist responsible for program fee ($500), travel, and participation in food co-operative ($50/week). See website for application and complete guidelines. NO FEE. Elsewhere Collaborative, 606 and 608 S. Elm St., Downtown Greensboro, NC 27406,http://www.goelsewhere.org/residencies/. Deadline: January 11, 2015

Santa Fe Art Institute (August – December, 2014, Santa Fe, NM) – Residencies of an average of 1-3 months for visual artists and writers. Residency provides housing and studio space. Artist responsible for travel, materials, and residency fee ($1,000/month). Financial aid packages available. FEE: $35. Katie Avery, Residency Director, Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe, NM  87505, (505) 424-5050, residencies@sfai.org, http://sfaiblog.org/residency/application/.Deadline: January 31, 2015

HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) 2015 (NYC, NY) HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations since 1993, and today, stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. We have a long history of supporting unique and innovative artists, ensuring them the opportunity to develop and perform original work as well as assist them in enhancing their skill in all areas of artistic work. Through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), artists are able to develop their work in a peer-based program designed to nurture new and unique work. Our community of mid-career resident artists meet monthly, show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full-scale productions. HERE is currently accepting applications to HARP which commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. For more information regarding the HERE Artist Residency Program and how to apply, please visit: http://here.org/programs/harp/. Deadline: February 3, 2015.

MacDowell Colony (Up to eight weeks between June 1 – September 30, 2014, Peterborough, New Hampshire) – Residencies of up to eight weeks (average stay is five weeks) providing artists with time and space to create lasting works of the imagination. Artists in the disciplines of Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, and Visual Arts encouraged to apply. Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and appropriate work samples, but may submit a joint description of the work they intend to do at the Colony. In addition, you may submit an example of a collaborative work (either completed or a work in progress); specify workspace needs (i.e. separate studios). Submit application form (available on website), work sample, project description, and two references. Note: No e-mail applications. FEE: $30. The Admissions Coordinator, The MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458, T: (603) 924-3886,admissions@macdowellcolony.org,www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.html. Receipt Deadline: January 15, 2015

Wildacres Retreat (2014, Little Switzerland, NC) – Residencies of an average of 1 week for visual artists and writers of all types. Residency provides housing and meals; artist responsible for travel and materials.NO FEE. Wildacres Retreat, PO Box 280, Little Switzerland, NC 28749, T: (828) 756-4573, FAX: (828) 756-4586, wildacres@wildacres.org, www.wildacres.org. Deadline: January 15, 2015

Bogliasco Foundation (Fall-Winter, 2014, Bogliasco, Italy) – Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses. $30 FEE. Bogliasco Foundation, U.S. Office, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020-1903, T: (212) 713-7628, FAX: (212) 489-0787, info@bfny.org, http://www.bfny.org/.Deadline: January 15, 2015

Jentel Artist Residency (May 15-December 13, 2014, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a $400 stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit ($100). Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $23. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org,www.jentelarts.org. Deadline: January 15, 2015

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (June-September, 2014, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution ($30/day), and deposit ($50). Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $40. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154 San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com, www.vcca.com. Deadline:January 15, 2015

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (May-July, 2014, Red Wing, MN) – Residencies of an average of 2-4 weeks for visual and performing artists, writers, and scholars of all kinds. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel and materials. Special fellowships are available in July for emerging artists and writers from New York City or Minnesota; see website for details.NO FEE. Anderson Center at Tower View, PO Box 406, Red Wing, MN 55066, T: (651) 388-2009, FAX: (651) 388-5538, info@andersoncenter.org, www.andersoncenter.org. Deadline: February 1, 2015

Vermont Studio Center (Year-round, Johnson, VT) – Residencies of an average of 4-12 weeks for serious, emerging, or mid-career visual artists and writers of all types from all over the world. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel and residency fee ($3,950/month; fellowships available; see website). FEE: $25. Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl St., PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730,info@vermontstudiocenter.org, www.vermontstudiocenter.org.Deadline: February 15, 2015

Ragdale Foundation (June-December, 2014, Lake Forest, IL) – Residencies of either 18 or 25 days for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space; artist responsible for residency fee ($35/day), deposit ($100/two weeks), travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045, T: (847) 234-1063, FAX: (847) 234-1063,info@ragdale.org, www.ragdale.org. Deadline: May 15, 2015 for a 2016 Residency

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