September 16th, 2021

What is the Arts Lead Sheet? It is a resource for finding grants, jobs, opportunities in the arts. It started as an ad-hoc e-mail list a few years. We are now bringing it back as a feature on FEMMUSIC. It is not restricted to music but encompasses all of the arts. Miss something? Look at the archives at: 

https://femmusic.com/wp/index.php/category/the-arts-lead-sheet/

Grants

Amplify BC – Deadline October 13, 2021

https://www.creativebc.com/programs/amplify-bc

South Arts Emerging Traditional Artists Program – November 3, 2021

https://www.southarts.org/programs-conferences/these-mountains/emerging-traditional-artists-program

Jobs

Various Positions – Denver Film Festival – Denver, CO

https://www.denverfilm.org/about/jobs-internships/

Prospector – London, UK

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/prospector-resident-advisor

Senior Graphic Designer – London, Berlin or NY

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/sr-graphic-designer-resident-advisor

Music Development Manager – Netflix

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2695092516/

Opportunities

Events

Indie Week: Sound Check: Rock The (Canadian) Vote With Confidence – Sept 17, 2021 – 3pm EST

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sound-check-rock-the-vote-with-confidence-tickets-172000467027

Indie Week: Sync 101 with Mark Frieser – Sept 21, 2021 – 4pm EST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sync-101-with-mark-frieser-sync-summit-tickets-172212611557

Help Musicians Set Sessions – Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 9

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-set-sessions-registration-167040519691?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1

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August 19th, 2021

Following the release of her acclaimed singles “Not Like Other Girls” and “Iridescent,” and an unforgettable feature on the hit Netflix series Atypical, Zola Simone unveils a body of work that showcases the wide breadth of her musical abilities. Her debut album Now You See Me.

“The meaning of Now You See Me lies in the title itself. It’s about me finally maturing, growing up, and putting my whole true self out there for the world to see, and most importantly, not caring about how that’s perceived. It’s about just being,” explains Simone.

An 18-year-old native to Cambridge, Massachusetts, Zola Simone owes her initial interest in music to her parents. After writing her first real song at the age of 12, Simone has only been improving her style and writing abilities. As an LGBTQ+ woman, she is no stranger to judgment. She’s overcome her struggles with anxiety and bullying through her music and has even sold out a show at The Burren in Somerville, MA, proving no matter who or what stands in her path, Zola Simone will be sure to push through.

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July 8th, 2021

What is the Arts Lead Sheet? It is a resource for finding grants, jobs, opportunities in the arts. It started as an ad-hoc e-mail list a few years. We are now bringing it back as a feature on FEMMUSIC. It is not restricted to music but encompasses all of the arts. Miss something? Look at the archives at: 

https://femmusic.com/wp/index.php/category/the-arts-lead-sheet/

Grants

Hidden Turtle Residency – Akumal, Mexico – August 1, 2021

https://www.tortuga-escondida.com/the-residency

Betty Bowen Award – August 1, 2021

https://www.seattleartmuseum.org/about-sam/art-submissions#bet

Franconia Sculpture Park Residencies – Shafer, MN – August 1, 2021

https://www.franconia.org/artist-opportunities/

Lab Artists Program –  Chicago, IL – August 8, 2021

https://chicagodancemakers.org//show-item/lab-artists-program/

Fountainhead Residency – Miami, FL – August 13, 2021

https://www.fountainheadresidency.com/about-the-residency

Ruby Artist Grants – Baltimore, MD – August 15, 2021

https://www.rwdfoundation.org/apply-for-the-rubys#rubys-current-grant-cycle

Bemis Center Artist Residency – Omaha, NE – August 16, 2021

https://www.bemiscenter.org/apply

Jobs

Executive Producer – iHeartMedia – Denver, CO

https://iheartmedia.dejobs.org/denver-co/executive-producer/5ED87016452F47419A68336B6786B1B8/job/

Manager, Marketing Music – Various, Europe

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/manager-marketing-music-emea-uk-netflix

Audience Engagement Manager – NY, NY

https://www.shesaid.so/jobs/audience-engagement-manager-nth-america-fuga

Arts Council England Programme Lead – Julie’s Bicycle – July 15, 2021

https://juliesbicycle.com/work-with-us/?utm_source=Music+Cities+Community+-+Free+Members&utm_campaign=b94b455b71-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_17_05_26_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a57288aef5-b94b455b71-338098596

Opportunities

VANS Musicians Wanted – Deadline July 23, 2021

https://www.vans.com/musicianswanted.html

Isol-Aid Homegrown

 https://99designs.com.au/homegrown?utm_campaign=homegrown-isol-aid&utm_medium=influencer&utm_source=media

Listen Up Music – Job Seeker Anthem Contest – Australia – September 5, 2021

https://www.listenupmusic.com.au/events/jobseeker-anthem/

she.grows Spain – She said.so & YouTube Music Mentoring Program – July 20, 2021

https://www.shesaid.so/she-grows-spain-youtube-music

Now or Never Theatre Looking for Inventive Musician – Boulder, CO

https://www.bouldercountyarts.org/node/24263

Events

Music Policy Forum – Reopening Live Music – July 9, 2021 – 2pm EST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-policy-forum-live-july-9th-tickets-162483818475

Independent Venue Week – July 12-18, 2021

https://www.independentvenueweek.com/us/events/

#WomxnCrushMusic – Music Publishing & Royalties 101 – July 13, 2021 – 6pm EST

https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/30952

MONDO: On the Road Again – July 14, 2021 – 5pm EST

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdOquqDooG9IurkOl_a6lem4DMdYpcOk6

Music Biz 2022 – Nashville, TN – May 9-12, 2022

https://musicbiz.org/events/music-biz-annual-conference/

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June 21st, 2021

SeriesFest Season 7: What’s Next

June 24, 2021 – July 11, 2021

https://www.seriesfest.com/

SeriesFest: Season 7, a virtual festival dedicated to supporting the art of episodic storytelling and championing emerging voices. Taking place virtually from June 24-July 11, the annual festival will include more than two weeks of must-stream events including competition screenings, engaging panel discussions, one-of-a-kind workshops, as well as never-before-seen sneak peeks and television premieres that addresses this year’s theme, ‘What’s Next?’. 

Season 7 kicks off on June 24 with an opening night screening of the world premiere of Peacock Original docu-series, “Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell,” investigating the powerful, connected, and mysterious Ghislaine Maxwell, revealing a complicated story of power, sex, and money. The premiere will be followed by discussion with the director and executive producers from award-winning production company Blue Ant Studios. Joining the special events lineup presented in partnership with Citi is a screening of the Peacock limited drama series based on the popular Wondery podcast, “Dr. Death,” followed by a Q&A with series stars Joshua Jackson, Christian Slater, AnnaSophia Robb and executive producer Patrick Macmanus and director Maggie Kiley; special screening of the first three episodes of the CW series, “The Republic of Sarah” followed by a Q&A with cast Stella Baker, Luke Mitchell, Hope Lauren, Nia Holloway, Ian Duff, Forrest Goodluck, Landry Bender, Izabella Alvarez and Megan Follows; special screening of Amazon Prime Video’s  “The Underground Railroad” with creative team members Joi McMillon, Onnalee Blank, Paul Kelly and Dottie Starling; and the premiere screening of “The Beast Must Die” (AMC+/AMC) followed by a Q&A with cast Jared Harris and Cush Jumbo OBE, writer Gaby Chiappe and director Dome Karukoski as the closing night event.

Providing insight on ‘What’s Next?’ in the complex and evolving entertainment landscape, SeriesFest’s “Innovation Talks” return with seasoned industry insiders talking candidly about how they navigated this past challenging year and how they are moving forward. The innovators and thought-leaders taking part in these up close and personal conversations includes:  Award-winning actor, Jennifer Garner, chatting with Netflix’s Krista Smith; YouTube’s Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl speaking with Liberty Global’s CEO and Vice Chairman Mike Fries;  Wondery’s Hernan Lopez talking to LionTree’s Co-Head of LT Growth, James Lindsay; award-winning actor and producer, Mark Duplass chating with Deadline’s Chief Film Critic, Pete Hammond; ColorCreative’s President, Talitha Watkins speaking with Universal Picture’s CMO, Michael Moses; and award-winning actor Ann Dowd who will receive the inaugural ‘SeriesFest Impact in Television Award,’ recognizing trailblazers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance in television.

SeriesFest continues the important dialogue about diversity and the representation of women in front of and behind the camera with special panels featuring an impressive line-up of talent.  “Directing for Television” features award-winning directors Debbie Allen, DeMane Davis, Allison Liddi-Brown, and Tom Verica who have worked on some of the most influential television series. “FX’s DAVE: The Anatomy of a Hit Comedy” is a first-time sit-down with cast and creators to talk about the process going from pilot to FX’s top rated comedy, “From Script to Screen: Women in UK Television” presented by the British Film Commission, a unique conversation with leading female producers and directors working in television in the United Kingdom and “Changing the Narrative on TV: Modern Portrayals of Native Americans” in partnership with SAG-AFTRA featuring Michael Greyeyes, Jana Schmieding, Angelique Midthunder, Lucas BrownEyes and Q’Orianka Kilcher.

Additional conversations and noteworthy subjects for season 7 panels include “Inside Look: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” with Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Jen Flanz, Zhubin Parang and Dan Amira providing a behind-the-scenes look at producing the award-winning daily news program; “Legends in the Game: Paramount+ and MTV Studio’s The Real World Homecoming: New York” with a conversation with Jonathan Murray, the creator of the iconic franchise, and cast members Kevin Powell and Julie Gentry;  “The Art of Adaptation” with Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik, Kelly Garner, Heather Karpas, Henrik Bastin; “What’s Next: Europe’s Hottest YA Series” with Roberto Sessa, Alberto Espinosa, Jakob M. Erwa, Florian Kamhuber, Melike Leblebicioglu, and Emma Droquova; and an “International Spotlight” presented by Liberty Global and the Fries Foundation including a special screening of the entire season one of “” with an extended Q&A with cast/creatives including Rachel Griffiths, Deborah Mailman and Darren Dale.

“This past year left an indelible imprint on our narratives,” comments co-Founder Randi Kleiner and Kaily Smith Westbrook. “SeriesFest Season 7 is about ‘What’s Next?’ as we collectively move forward and provide a much needed forum of reflection, and platform, for amazing storytellers with lots to share. We can’t wait for people around the globe to have an opportunity to come together.”

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May 19th, 2021

Asia Rising Together Benefit Concert by 88 Rising

May 26, 2021

7pm PST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYgWpfBTZVk

88rising Announces Asia Rising Together: Benefit Concert in Support of AAPI Heritage Month
88rising, announces an upcoming benefit concert timed to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM). Viewers can tune into the concert through 88rising’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter & SiriusXM channel on May 26th at 7PM PT.

On the heels of their 2020 Asia Rising Forever benefit livestream in May 2020, which drew in 8.5M viewers and trended #1 on YouTube and Twitter, 88rising continues their longstanding commitment to amplifying Asian voices with the upcoming benefit concert. On May 26th, viewers are invited to join in an immersive cultural experience celebrating the Asian community to ultimately raise funds and awareness.

The concert will feature global participation from artists around the world including Atarashii Gakko!, Audrey Mika, Audrey Nuna, Bizzy, Guapdad 4000, eaJ (of Day6), KOAD, Luna Li, mxmtoon, NIKI, Seori, Tiger JK, yoonmirae and Guest Appearances by RZA, Dumbfoundead, Ocean Vuong, and a Special Introduction by CL. Throughout the show, the audience will witness a series of intimate performances, punctuated by moments of poetry, meditation, and a special surprise or two.

“This is a really unique livestream centered around family and culture,” says Audrey Mika, “I filmed part of my set with my mom and sister, and being able to share our Japanese roots on this platform is really special to me. I hope this shows everyone you can chase your dreams, stay true to yourself, and be proud of who you are in the process.”

In tandem with these inspired musical performances, the event will highlight artist stories and identity through a variety of programming while spotlighting AAPI businesses and organizations across industries.

88rising is working alongside Sean Kusanagi, Creative Director of Odesza’s Foreign Family Collective, to direct this piece. Kusanagi’s documentary and creative backgrounds work together to deliver powerful, personal family stories to the next generation, woven in with music and art.
“88rising is committed to using music and our platforms to elevate AAPI voices, to raise awareness for issues affecting our AAPI community, and to denounce anti-Asian hate,” shared Sean Miyashiro, the CEO and Founder of 88rising. “We are proud to bring this benefit concert along with our many other AAPI-focused initiatives to the forefront so that everyone can have a hand in making the world a more peaceful place.”

88rising thanks presenting partner Netflix and sponsor AT&T for their support.
Donations from the stream will support Asian Mental Health Collective, who creates a supportive and empathetic community; collaborates with mental health professionals and organizations; and celebrates mental health stories as Asians

The stream will also spotlight other Asian American organizations: The Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay and MAMA Los Angeles. These organizations, and many others, are working tirelessly to build community and power. The Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) serves people of Asian ancestry and other vulnerable, forgotten communities in need in the Bay Area. MAMA is a multicultural restaurant platform dedicated to preserving immigrant culture through food. When many of LA’s most-loved ethnic restaurants faced closure during the pandemic, they created an event series called MAMA’s Drive-By Kitchen reimagining the take-out model to provide support, along with a meal-matching program feeding senior citizens across Los Angeles.

All donations go to Asian Mental Health Collective

Featuring:

Atarashii Gakko!

Audrey Mika

Audrey Nuna

Bizzy

EAJ

Guapdad 4000

Koad

Luna Li

Mxmtoon

Niki

Seori

Tiger JK

Yoonmirae

RZA

Dumbfounded

Ocena Vuong

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December 4th, 2020

YDE is a 17 year old Los Angeles artist. She’s known more for being an actress than a musician with roles on NETFLIX and Nickelodeon. She has worked with her mentor Justin Tranter on “Stopped Buying Diamonds”, and today’s single, “Blindlife.”

“‘BlindLife’ is my end of the world anthem,” YDE says

https://www.instagram.com/notyde/?hl=en

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October 30th, 2020

“When creating the “Puppet” music video, I wanted to show my fans a fantasy story of a heartbroken girl imaginatively finding a way to mend her own heart and move on with no strings attached. The partner dance push and pull sequence portrays me at different stages of my life emotionally “breaking” from a long standing manipulative relationship and then eventually waking up and “breaking free.” I am able to finally see past this bad state of affairs and move on pulling myself back to a time of freedom, happiness, and a time when I believed in true love. I hope all of my listeners know their true worth and will always have the courage they need to ‘cut the strings’ and ‘break free!’”

Joy Kate’s “Puppet” was produced by Johnny Black and the video was directed by Christopher Logen and Taylor Sanders.

Kate is a singer-songwriter and actress who has appeared in Netflix’s Malicious.

https://www.joykate.com/

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