Monday, September 22, 2008

Scholarship for women with Disabilities & Call for LGBT Workshops

From Loreen Arbus and the New York Women in Film & Television comes this scholarship focused on women filmakers with disabilities:

Through the generosity of Loreen Arbus, New York Women in Film & Television is offering a $2,500 scholarship for a woman with a physical disability who is studying film, television or communications in the Tri-State area. Students enrolled in an established technical program, community college, college or university are eligible. Students enrolled in graduate programs are also eligible.

The funds may be used for tuition and fees or for production costs for a student film or video project. The deadline for application is Friday, October 17, 2008.

To apply for the scholarship, send a resume and a written 2-4-page description of your current work and goals as a filmmaker. If funds will be used for a film or video project, and a work-in-progress is available, a DVD should be included.

Applications should be sent to:

New York Women in Film & Television
Loreen Arbus Scholarship
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10016

The deadline for application is Friday, October 17, 2008. If you have any questions, please call Sue Marcoux at 212-679-0870, ext. 25.

...and from the National Gay & Lesbian TaskForce comes this call for workshops for the 2009 Creating Change conference. The proposal is very long, so I'm only going to link to it - but he deadline is September 30th and the benefits of presenting are amazing. Creating Change is the short-hand for "The 21st National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change". The conference is a political, leadership and skills-building site for the LGBT movement. It's been going on for over 20 years and has been the place where "thousands of committed and passionate people have developed and honed their skills, celebrated victories, built community, and been inspired by visionaries of our and other movements for justice and equality." Sounds pretty hot, huh?

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