FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4thU ARTIVISTS CALL FOR 2017-18 SEASON SUBMISSIONS
Donate your creative project and join the crusade to protect women against violence.
NEW YORK, NY — June 20, 2017 — 4thU Artivists, a NYC-based theater group, announces their 2017-2018 call for submissions for their second full season of creative projects produced to raise awareness and funding to help end violence against women and girls. To date, they have raised over $110,000 for a number of well-established beneficiaries including Day One, Safe Horizons, and playwright Eve Ensler’s V-Day and One Billion Rising.
The 4thU Artivists Advisory Council is currently selecting one or two finished plays with narratives aligned with the organizational mission and the potential to involve members of the 4thU Artivists creative community. The organization actively supports both emerging and established artists and welcomes projects that may not be traditionally defined. A link to the work or a media file must be uploaded to their dropbox folder: http://bit.ly/2rNnSxL.
- Submission Deadline: July 14, 2017
- Performance Dates: Early November, 2017
For more information on the application process, or to apply, please visit https://is.gd/Gp7v4c. Questions may be sent to submissions@4thU.org.
Productions will be staged in Fourth Universalist Society’s splendid landmark Gothic-style cathedral on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The church — a Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation — is a 501(c)(3), and theater companies and donors are eligible for tax exemption.
With their motto, “activism through the arts,” members of the 4thU Artivists’ all-volunteer community are as committed to effecting social change as they are to creating art with meaning. If selected, visiting artists will be expected to take an active role in community involvement and marketing and fundraising efforts. Net proceeds from performances will be donated to designated beneficiaries: established agencies whose work is in alignment with the mission to protect women — whatever their age or circumstance — against violence.
To learn more about the organization’s mission, leadership, past productions, and more, visit https://4thuartivists.com. You can also follow 4thUArtivists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About 4thU Artivists: Activism through the Arts
4thU Artivists is a community of performers, creatives, healers, and communication professionals who volunteer their time in order to save lives. Their mission is to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls globally and locally through creative projects (theater and dance productions, concerts, and art shows) presented under the auspices of the Fourth Universalist Society, a 501(c)(3) Unitarian-Universalist (UU) congregation in New York City. Donations can be made at https://4thuartivists.com/donate/.
Erin Bigelow, Creative Director