The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to support and encourage digital, film, television, music, live and online theater content, by women or those who identify as women, to reflect the voices and perspectives of women. Now in the third cycle of granting, the fund opened on July 26th and closes November 1 at 5p.m. In the 2021/2022 cycle, the Women's Fund will distribute 2.5 million in funding.
The program will provide:
- Finishing grants for film, television and digital projects
- Funds for the creation of music recordings and videos
- Production funds for live or online theatre
In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role.
*To be eligible, projects need to have completed principal photography.
The grant team is hosting a series of information sessions to help artists build strong applications. To find out more, here is an overview of the program in the first information session.