Celebrating Art that Tells the Truth About Women’s Lives
FIND OUT ABOUT UPCOMING FESTIVAL AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
IN OUR AUGUST 2007 THEATRE AND FILM/VIDEO FUNDING NEWSLETTERS
Dear Theatre and Film/Video Artists,
The Fund for Women Artists Funding Newsletters for August 2007 are now online, and you can click on the links further down the page to read them. But first, we have two special announcements.
* The Fund for Women Artists Is Moving to San Francisco ! The offices of The Fund for Women Artists will be closed from July 26 through August 3 because we are moving across country from Northampton , Massachusetts to San Francisco , California . We are very excited about this move and the new programs we will be introducing in the coming year. We will send out an announcement with more details as soon as we are settled on the West Coast.
* Thanks So Much for Your Letters of Support! Thanks so much to all of you who sent letters of support for our application to the National Endowment for the Arts next month. The letters have been so thoughtful and heart-warming. Your enthusiasm and kind words really mean a lot to us, and we promise to keep working as hard as we can to deliver the best possible services to you.
If you have not written a letter yet, there is still time. As we mentioned in our June newsletter, The Fund for Women Artists will be applying to the National Endowment for the Arts in August for funding to support our free website services, specifically these funding newsletters, the WomenArts News, and our innovative online directory of women artists, the WomenArts Network. Even though our website serves over 300,000 people a year and there are almost 1,000 artists on the WomenArts Network, the NEA cannot seem to grasp the need for our services, and they have only funded us two years out of the past six.
Our staff contact at the NEA told us that it would strengthen our application if we had more letters of support from the people we serve. If you appreciate these newsletters or any of our other services, please take a few moments to send us your thoughts.
Please be as specific as possible about the things you like - Do our newsletters save you time? Does it help that we always include the fees and that we highlight opportunities for women? Have you gotten grants as a result of information you found through us? Is it important to you that our services are free? Do you like knowing that there is an organization dedicated to women artists?
Please send emails to info@WomenArts.org or snail mail to: The Fund for Women Artists, 3739 Balboa Street #181 , San Francisco , CA 94121 .
Thanks so much for your help!
Film/Video Funding News #39: www.WomenArts.org/fund/FilmENews39.htm
Film Festivals/Calls for Entries
Foundation and Government Grant Opportunities
Theatre Funding News #39: www.WomenArts.org/fund/TheatreENews39.htm
Playwright Festivals/Calls for Entries
Foundation and Government Grant Opportunities
Please Note: All opportunities specifically for women are now in orange. Our newsletters place an emphasis on opportunities for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists.
If you miss an issue of our funding newsletters, you will always be able to find the three most recent newsletters posted in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/fund/EmailNewsletterSign-Up.htm.
Other Online Resources to Check: There are several other places online where you can find information about opportunities for theatre and film/video artists:
The Fund for Women Artists Funding Lists - The Fund for Women Artists maintains annotated lists of funders categorized by art
form in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/fund/fundlists.html.
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 at: www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1
Withoutabox - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals.
Theatre Communications Group - Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national alliance of non-profit theatres that offers a range of online information services, publications and grants. They publish ArtSearch, a newsletter for theatre job-seekers that lists available positions all over the country, and American Theatre, a monthly magazine that provides news about the non-profit theatre world. They maintain a list of international theatre festivals at: www.tcg.org/international/resources/other_organizations.cfm#FestivalsInternational
Watch Our Online Video! Check out our lively 8-minute video introduction to The Fund for Women Artists at www.WomenArts.org/push. It features interviews with our Executive Director Martha Richards and Julie Akeret , Andrea Hairston , Jenny Ladd, and Lenelle Moise, as well as music by Pamela Means and photos of many artists from the WomenArts Network. Produced by Kate Geis.
Learn About Our Push the Envelope, Please Campaign: Imagine a world full of art that looks directly and deeply at women’s lives – a world where you could go to a movie, turn on your TV, or attend a play and know that you would see strong female characters grappling with real situations. The Fund for Women Artists is leading a campaign to create that world, and we invite you to join us. To learn more, please visit www.PushtheEnvelopePlease.org.
As always, please send your comments and suggestions to me at: grabo@WomenArts.org
With best wishes for all your good work,
Carrie Grabo, Newsletter Editor
The Fund for Women Artists is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art that tells the truth about women’s lives. For an overview of our programs and services, please see the About Us section of our web site at www.WomenArts.org/share
Your contributions make it possible for us to provide helpful free services like these newsletters. Please consider making a gift to support our work at: https://secure.ga4.org/01/womenarts
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The Fund for Women Artists
3739 Balboa Street #181 , San Francisco , CA 94121
Phone until July 26: (413) 585-5968 Fax: (413) 586-1303
Phone after August 2: (415) 751-2202