The New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media (NYCWAM) will present the third biennial Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women. The $1,000 award aims to encourage professional women in the arts and media to work collaboratively with other women on the creation of new works.
Eligible teams are those who have completed a work, are readying a new work, or are continuing a work in progress. Applicants may suggest any form of creative collaboration. Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence and clarity of the proposal, with special attention given to those proposals involving more than one discipline and which reflect the goals of the Coalition: to advance women and women's issues.
The team that has been selected, plus two finalists, will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in March, 2011.
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 a creative project may apply for a Collaboration Award. Applicants must be members in good standing of an organization with full membership in NYCWAM.
Those organizations are: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, New York Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and Writers' Guild of America.
Funding for the 2010 Collaboration Award has been provided in part, by Backstage editor, Sherry Eaker.
The first Collaboration Award was presented in 2006 to playwright Jennifer Maisel and director Wendy McClellan for their play BIRDS. In 2008, the award was presented to Here Artistic Director, Kristin Marting and playwright, Jennifer Gibbs.
Applications may be downloaded from the NYCWAM website: www.nycwam.org
Completed Applications must be postmarked by July 1.For further information, after reviewing guidelines and application contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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