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NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre - THEATRE Projects

Grants to New York City Women Playwrights and Production
Companies for Theater Projects Reflecting the Female Perspective

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City of New York Mayor, Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) - NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre

Conf. Date:

08/20/19

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to New York City women playwrights, theater companies, and nonprofit and commercial producers for theater productions that feature strong female participation. Projects must be produced in New York City. Funding is intended to support theater content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.

Project requirements:

- Must be an original play or book of a musical (with dialogue, lyrics and music) that has not been produced previously.
- Must be able to project a professional staging (including paid cast and crew) of the developed work by March 31, 2021 for a minimum of 5 performances in New York City.
- Must be rehearsed and performed in New York City.

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is a government-funded program. Accordingly, applicants will be required to propose a meaningful way to provide free public access to New York City residents to the project for a limited period of time. Possibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

- A free performance or invited dress rehearsal for New York City audiences;
- Free tickets by lottery, or other means to be agreed upon, over the course of the run equal to 25% of the total number of seats in the theatre for one performance.
- Other means mutually agreed to by MOME and NYFA

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186438

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by March 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Projects must be made by, for, or about all who identify as women and/or feature a strong female or female-identified perspective; and/or director; and/or writer; and/or protagonist(s).

Applicants can be theatre companies, commercial or not-for-profit producers, or playwrights planning to self-produce.

Applicant (or, if different, the recipient of the funds) must reside in any of the five boroughs of New York City. Companies may be incorporated elsewhere, but must have New York business address.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Upcoming Information Sessions:

- Brooklyn: Wednesday, July 24 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 12201, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-womens-fund-for-media-music-and-theatre-info-session-at-nyfa-tickets-64986458246
- Bronx: Tuesday, July 30 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-womens-fund-for-media-music-and-theatre-info-session-at-pregones-theater-tickets-64986978803
- Staten Island: Wednesday, August 7 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-womens-fund-for-media-music-and-theatre-info-session-at-staten-island-arts-tickets-64985736086
- Queens: Tuesday, August 13 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-womens-fund-for-media-music-and-theatre-info-session-at-flux-factory-tickets-64986744101
- Manhattan: Tuesday, August 20 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at American Negro Theatre at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-womens-fund-for-media-music-and-theatre-info-session-at-schomburg-center-tickets-64987389030

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2020 cycle will be available on Wednesday, July 10 and will close on Tuesday, October 1 at 11:59 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://nyfawomeninfilm.submittable.com/submit

NYCWomensFund@nyfa.org

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
20 Jay Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (212) 366-6900
F: (212) 366-1778

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York