Kate Nugent in 'Mill America'

Projects Supported
1994-98

A List of Revenue Obtained Through
Fundraising & Management Services
Provided to Women Artists

1994-95  |   1995-96  |   1996-97  |   1997-98



Facts About the Fund
The Fund for Women Artists is a non-profit corporation based in Western Massachusetts, which provides low-cost fundraising and management services to women artists. The organization's main goals are to increase the diversity and employment of women in theatre, film, and video.

Founded in 1994, The Fund for Women Artists has raised over $600,000 in donations and pledges for the future. In its first four years, The Fund for Women Artists has helped to fund fifteen plays, two films, four videos, and thirteen educational projects.

Services
The Fund for Women Artists provides a range of services to help women artists and women-led arts organizations administer their projects from start to finish. For most of the projects listed in this brochure, The Fund for Women Artists helped the artists design the project, provided financial planning and budgeting advice, wrote proposals or solicitation letters to raise funds for the project, provided marketing advice and contacts, publicized the project through The Fund for Women Artists newsletter, and assisted with the bookkeeping and final report preparation.

The artists pay minimal fees for the services they receive, ranging from 5% - 10% of the money actually raised. The Fund for Women Artists raises general operating support from individual donors, foundations, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council to cover most of the personnel and other administrative costs of providing the services to the artists.


1994-95
Theatre Projects
  • Dancing With Chaos - Chrysalis Theatre
    Playwright: Andrea Hairston / $12,900

  • Latino Voices - Enchanted Circle Theater
    Playwright: Magdalena Gmez / $8,400

  • Polywise - Chrysalis Theatre
    Playwright: Andrea Hairston / $5,000

  • The Virgin Trip - Sleeveless Theatre
    Playwright: Maureen Futtner / $3,400

  • Emily Unplugged - Sleeveless Theatre
    Playwrights: Kate Nugent & K.D. Halpin / $3,400

Educational Projects
  • Enchanted Circle Theater
    Artistic Director: Priscilla Kane Hellweg / $7,100

Management Services
    The Fund for Women Artists / $22,200



1995-96
Theatre Projects
  • Mill America - Sleeveless Theatre
    Playwright: Anna Dolan / $20,500

  • Strange Attractors - Chrysalis Theatre
    Playwright: Andrea Hairston / $14,700

  • A Story's A Story
    Playwright/Performer: Deborah Lubar / $3,000

Video Project
  • When I Grow Older
    Videomaker: Lizzie Donahue / $500

Educational Projects
  • Sleeveless Theatre
    Theatre Artists: Lisa Channer & Kate Nugent / $2,000

  • Enchanted Circle Theater
    Artistic Director: Priscilla Kane Hellweg / $11,600

Management Services
  • The Fund for Women Artists / $23,200



1996-97
Theatre Projects
  • Exiles: A Color Scheme - Chrysalis Theatre
    Playwright: Joy Voeth / $6,500

  • Mill America - Sleeveless Theatre
    Playwright: Anna Dolan / $6,100

  • You Do What You Do
    Playwright/Performer: Deborah Lubar / $5,600

  • Reunions - Serious Play
    Company Created with Sheryl Stoodley & Lisa Enzer / $2,800

  • Red Fiery Summer
    Playwright/Performer: l thi diem thy / $500

Film/Video Projects
  • Big Panty Exposed
    Video-maker: Lizzie Donahue / $2,000

  • Henry Spira: He Speaks for All Species
    Film-maker: Julie Akeret / $8,000

  • Lemonade in October
    Film-maker: Flora Cohen / $5,500

Educational Projects
  • Enchanted Circle Theater
    Artistic Director: Priscilla Kane Hellweg / $15,500

  • Serious Play
    Artistic Directors: Sheryl Stoodley and Lisa Enzer / $1,100

  • Prison Art Projects
    Phyllis Kornfeld / $4,000

  • Nzinga Voices
    Artists: Ingrid Askew and Jane Sapp / $1,200

Management Services
  • The Fund for Women Artists / $47,700



1997-98
Theatre/Writers Projects
  • Eve's Version/Bosnia & Other Projects
    Playwright/Performer: Deborah Lubar / $7,800

  • The Mad Dad Show - Sleeveless Theatre
    Playwright: Kate Nugent / $6,100

  • Lonely Stardust - Chrysalis Theatre
    Playwright: Andrea Hairston / $3,600

  • Novelists Night/Belly Songs
    Novelists: Sally Bellerose, Hilary Sloin, and Susan Stinson / $1,700

Film/Video
  • Lemonade in October
    Film-maker: Flora Cohen / $5,000

  • Henry Spira: He Speaks for All Species
    Film-maker: Julie Akeret / $1,000

  • Jane Sapp, Cultural Activist
    Video-maker: Julie Akeret / $3,300

  • Forever Young: The Young at Heart Chorus
    Film-maker: Barbara Allen / $1,300

Educational Project Grants
  • Voices of Today
    Music Educator: Jane Sapp / $27,000

  • Enchanted Circle Theater
    Artistic Director: Priscilla Kane Hellweg / $10,100

  • Serious Play
    Artistic Directors: Sheryl Stoodley and Lisa Enzer / $5,300

  • Nzinga Voices
    Artists: Ingrid Askew and Jane Sapp / $2,500

  • Prison Art Projects
    Artist: Phyllis Kornfeld / $3,500

  • Project South Africa
    Theatre Educator: Jeannine Haas / $2,200

  • Boom Theatre
    Theatre Educator: Julie Lichtenberg / $300

Management Services
  • The Fund for Women Artists / $54,300



For more information, please contact:
Martha Richards, Executive Director
The Fund for Women Artists

351 Pleasant Street, Suite 108
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 585-5968
Fax: (413) 582-9910
E-mail: Womenarts@aol.com