May 6th, 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. 

Jobs

Netflix Seeking Music Data Analyst – Los Angeles, CA

https://jobs.netflix.com/jobs/71344688

5280 Magazine – Assistant Food Editor – Colorado

https://www.5280.com/job-opportunities/

High Country News – Indigenous Affairs Editor – Closing May 26, 2021 – Colorado

https://classifieds.hcn.org/denver/employment-education/indigenous-affairs-editor/AC1E00390c55923924ruE4919B6A

Swallow Hill Music –  Concert Director & Venue/Production Manager  – Denver, Colorado – Deadline May 9, 2021

https://swallowhillmusic.org/get-involved/jobs-internships/

Grants

Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists – Colorado – Deadline – June 8, 2021

https://www.bouldercountyarts.org/thomas_fund_grant_guidelines

Musicians Relief Fund – Boulder, Colorado – Opens May 5, 2021

https://www.bouldercountyarts.org/musicians-relief-fund

Colorado Creates Grant – Deadline June 7, 2021

https://oedit.colorado.gov/colorado-creates-grant?utm_campaign=Colorado%20Creative%20Industries&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=124955874&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–UwJ9Uoq5IMDAoT5dL6k3eAXcSwm6julf42YLjOM1M496l13Lweh0k7ewdpYQos6413zvEV4mbynfpIK_BtvkeUu3Tqg&utm_content=124955874&utm_source=hs_email

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SBA)

https://www.svograntportal.sba.gov/s/?utm_campaign=Colorado+Creative+Industries&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_wwgvqnBZdT5Auj_ge2gI6SCIwvHCk0u2DPOhxV5VZAD1IGLrV7coMXODKgpB26Mw81muf0FEHOPOsrw6vrUiO3enQ9A&_hsmi=124955874&utm_content=124955874&utm_source=hs_email

Art Business Accelerator Grant – Deadline May 14, 2021 – Colorado

https://www.artworkarchive.com/grants/art-business-accelerator?utm_campaign=Colorado%20Creative%20Industries&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=124955874&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-832Ao7MZan6jd8oNkswkNMwxDGNaw26ZS9ld64e3OvFke2o9G1_vUbOvTaRbQKWUtgsUnuYr25a9TzdQSx_UcgEPJKNw&utm_content=124955874&utm_source=hs_email

McColl Center For Art – North Carolina – May 15, 2021 

https://mccollcenter.org/apply/

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency – Deadline May 15, 2021

https://vcca.slideroom.com/#/Login

World Trade Center Artist Residency – NY, NY – Deadline May 16, 2021

https://www.silverart.com/apply/

Art for Black Lives Artist Residency – Palm Springs, CA – Deadline May 18, 2021

https://artforblacklives.org/artist-residency

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant 2021- Deadline May 19, 2021

https://www.artswriters.org/

2021 Musical Theater Song Writing Contest – Deadline May 17

https://www.arts.gov/initiatives/musical-theater-songwriting-challenge?utm_campaign=Colorado%20Creative%20Industries&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=124955874&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–4cPWa8jdeWo9MRGE_mwPEywjzMozxUT84TxJiEh9gZrn9e3VipXKhG_guhFK6BWd2QIV8K-WMXctHKimu6yDeKLK2iA&utm_content=124955874&utm_source=hs_email

Colorado Music Relief Fund – Deadline May 30, 2021

https://redlineart.submittable.com/submit/167065/colorado-music-relief-fund?utm_campaign=Colorado%20Creative%20Industries&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=124955874&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_62AzBLOID9DRQuV3VDq3MBynjx4bC82ww4DMeLspXf-413RSMLckN2FTHSEtdVIH9Q6koJrhrjoNNzMoTCDG4uDQ1lw&utm_content=124955874&utm_source=hs_email

Colorado Convention Center – May 24, 2021

https://denverpublicart.org/for-artists/?utm_campaign=Colorado%20Creative%20Industries&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=124955874&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_xcA24N-XJRjhy6AUaP8JNSvDMcuNe-v8qkr7arsWLGfXQ-RxepHADONwdTtfRIPI5ldZ0A25BwSlSFUOEviMr-TSL6Q&utm_content=124955874&utm_source=hs_email

Collective Imagination for Spacial Justice Grant – Massachusetts – May 24, 2021

https://www.nefa.org/ImagineSpatialJustice

2022 AIRIE Residency – Miami, FL – Deadline June 1, 2021

https://www.airie.org/residency-information

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award – New York – Deadline June 9, 2021

https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/canadian-women-artists-award/

Opportunities 

Denver Startup Week Submissions – Closes June 11, 2021

https://www.denverstartupweek.org/articles/452-2021-cfp-submission-guidelines?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=Denver%20Startup%20Week&utm_medium=Email

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April 27th, 2021

Soccer Mommy — a.k.a. Nashville native Sophie Allison – released her critically-acclaimed sophomore album color theory last year. Today she has announced her long delayed US headline tour in support of the record. Starting in September 2021 the tour stops at some of the biggest venues Allison has headlined to date, including New York’s Brooklyn Steel on September 21 and Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on October 28. With the exception of a few venue changes and new additions many of the shows were postponed from March 2020 and all previously purchased tickets will be honored. Squirrel Flower will provide support on the first leg and Emily Reo will support the second. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/30) at 12pm ET.

9/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
9/16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
9/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
9/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
9/19 – DC @ 9:30 Club *
9/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
9/22 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
9/23 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
9/25 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre *
9/26 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *
9/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
9/29 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
10/1 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *
10/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^
10/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East ^
10/23 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater ^
10/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
10/27 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box ^
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre ^
10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^
10/31 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ^
11/1 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall ^
11/2 – Boise, ID @ Olympic ^
11/4 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^
11/6 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room ^
11/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^
11/8 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
11/9 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall ^
* w/ Squirrel Flower
^ w/ Emily Reo
https://soccermommyband.com/#tour
 
Following the release of color theory, Allison earned mass acclaim, with performances opening for Bernie Sanders, numerous upcoming headline dates sold-out months in advance, confirmed festival slots at the likes of Glastonbury, and her late-night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The album made it’s AAA Top 20 debut after release, was #1 NACC Top 200 for 4-weeks running, and debuted on the following Billboard charts: #1 Top New Artist Albums, #1 Alternative New Artist Albums, #4 Current Alternative Albums, #4 LP Vinyl Albums, #6 Current Rock Albums, #16
Top Current Albums and in the Billboard Top 200.
 
Additionally, with touring at a halt for the entire music industry, Soccer Mommy found remarkably inventive ways to stay busy during quarantine. She released a deluxe binder version of color theory which you can get HERE along with a demos EP of selected album tracks which you can listen to HERE. Last summer, raising money for National Bail Out & Oxfam’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, Allison released the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series featuring Jay Som, Beabadoobee, SASAMI and MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden/Gentle Dom. She also joined forces with Actress & Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who remixed two color theory tracks. Listen to “crawling in my skin (Actress Remix)” HERE + “circle the drain (UMO Remix)” HERE. She shared an interview and performance via GRAMMY Museum® which can be seen HERE. Combining her love of video games and performing, Soccer Mommy held a digital concert on the online gaming platform Club Penguin Rewritten, with 10,000+ attendees (who all had to make their own penguin avatars to attend). So many fans logged on originally that the game’s server *literally* crashed and the event had to be rescheduled. Soccer Mommy also kicked off the NPR Tiny Desk At Home Series, performed on Pitchfork’s IG Live series, and released her very own Zoom backgrounds images. Soccer Mommy then embarked on another tour, of sorts: an 8-bit music video tour, hitting some of the cities she was meant to perform in on tour prior to lockdown.
 

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October 7th, 2020

Haerts is Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert. This NY band has two albums out including 2018’s New Compassion. Their singles include “Wings”, “Your Love”, “New Compassion” and more.  Today they release “For The Sky.”

“For the Sky” came from a dream I had when I first found out that I was pregnant, which was the katalyst and beginning of writing  the new music. When we finished the demo for the song I kept hearing Ed’s voice and just thought he would sound amazing on it. We didn’t know him at the time, but were such fans. When we reached out we honestly thought we’d never hear from him. But we did and we went into the studio in LA and ended up recording it just singing together in a room. Now that feels like such a nostalgic notion. But even then it was special. It was that feeling you get when you sing with somebody and something just clicks. And it’s especially crazy when you sing with a vocal force as Ed. I wish everybody could sing together more and feel that.

A few months later,  we decided that we wanted to do a music video a week before I ended up giving birth. So it all came full circle when Julian came to NY and filmed me dancing at 9 months pregnant.”

http://www.haertsmusic.com/

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October 2nd, 2020

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October 2nd, 2020

Shilpa says of the track, “straight culture is in dire need of a reform/defund/abolishment discussion.  I wrote this song from my experiences of being stuck in an abusive relationship during my mid to late 20s, only to come to the realization that the non abusive ones weren’t that much better in terms of power dynamics and conforming gender roles.

This song was inspired by Billy Idol’s, ‘Eyes Without A Face’ sans awkward rap section.  I wanted to create a sharp contrast between the nature of the lyrics said by a defeated character against a hazy overtly romantic soundscape.  Kind of like the 80’s doing the 50’s.

The video is another collaboration with director Amos Poe with Ebru Yildiz on camera. It is the first in a series of videos, which will feature two overblown heteronormative characters, Doris Daydream and Danny LeDouche, played and developed by me.” 

https://www.shilparay.net/

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September 30th, 2020

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September 25th, 2020

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Christine Dominguez is a multi-platinum and award winning songwriter. Today she releases “Can We Talk” a remake of Tevin Campbell’s song from 1993. The song was co-produced by Dylan Emmet.

”Can We Talk” was inspired by the original song co-written by Babyface. This remake reminds me of my childhood in Newburgh, NY. I used to idolize Tevin’s vocals and request his music on my local radio station any chance I could get!” 

https://www.christinedominguez.com/

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September 18th, 2020

Molly Moore has released a bunch of singles from her upcoming album Voice On The Internet. They include “IRL”, “I Love You But I Don’t Like You.”, and “Be Here Now.” Her latest is “Handsomer” and is a playful anti-man song with Maty Noyes. https://mollymooreofficial.com/

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September 17th, 2020

Sunflower Bean released their King of Dudes EP in 2019, as a follow-up to their Twentytwo in Blue album in 2018. “Moment in the Sun” is their first new music for 2020 and it is an indie pop song with a wonderful message.

“‘Moment In The Sun’ is about finally recognizing what is important in one’s life, the people you decide to spend it with,” Sunflower Bean explains of the track. “All of these things we distract ourselves with, the neverending mountain of career climbing, the pursuit of financial success, and the hope that after all that trying you could finally be cool. All of that is meaningless in comparison to one great day, hour, or moment with someone you really love.”

The band further explains of the video: “While quarantining together upstate this summer we decided to make a music video for ‘Moment In The Sun.’ We thought the best way to visually represent the meaning of the song, while also taking inspiration from this isolating time everyone has been forced to live in, was to create two separate worlds. One world which exists totally inside a home, mostly in a lonely bedroom. The other world exists completely outside in the sun and is made up of memories of a summer love. We invited Marquis Rodriguez, who is one of Julia’s best friends since high school and also an incredibly talented actor, to co-star in the video. He was crucial in helping us tell the story of summer love and show those potent memories of tenderness coming to life. While living alone, the character Julia is portraying becomes flooded with memories and moments from the past summer, and as a result her bedroom starts to transform into the outdoor world. We built up the entire bedroom using real sod and flowers. Her memories are brought to life, just like the room.”

http://www.sunflowerbean.net/

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September 16th, 2020

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September 20th, 2017

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