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. As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity. All topics and subjects will be considered. Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition: to advance women’s work and women’s issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015. Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award. Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition. Those organizations are: Actors’ Equity Association, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, New York Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Writers’ Guild of America, East. Affiliate member organizations are: WomenArts, Women Make Movies, Women’s Media Center, Works by Women, The Rehearsal Club, Dancers Over 40, Professional Women Singers Association, The Drama Desk, The Lambs, Inc., and National Theatre Conference.
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2015 Collaboration Award Guidelines
The Collaboration Award: Women Working With Women is designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new work.
The winning collaborative team will be awarded $1,000. There will be additional Honorable Mentions.
The aim of the award is to encourage women to work with members of other unions, guilds, and associations. Each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of DIFFERENT associations, unions, and guilds that are full and affiliate members of the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.
Full Members: The Coalition is comprised of all members of the following associations, unions and guilds: Actors’ Equity Association, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers, New York Women in Film & Television, Writers Guild of America, East.
Affiliate Members: WomenArts, Women’s Media Center, Women Make Movies, Works by Women, The Lambs, Inc., Drama Desk, National Theatre Conference, Dancers Over 40, The Rehearsal Club, Professional Women Singers Association.
Applicants may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had a public performance* within the last two years, 2013-2015. Applications shall be judged on artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity. All topics and subjects will be considered. Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition: to advance women’s work and women’s issues.*Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, concert series, etc.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete an application online. (A link to the application is below.) Applications may be saved and returned to until completed and submitted.
The deadline for the submission of applications will be 11:59 PM Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Award winners will be announced by September 2015.
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Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.
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