You are invited to attend the Conference in Philly this summer by LMDA with videoized help from the irreverent and provocative Bearded Ladies Cabaret and filmmaker Aidan Un: https://vimeo.com/689488446/2358dc0166 ! Conference registration begins next week: www.lmda.org/2022-conference
This morning, the Conference Committee met and we have finalized Member Benefits for the 2022 Conference this summer!
Background and Current Environment
LMDA is largely a volunteer-based organization, with committee and board members working in collaboration to ideate new programming and initiatives.
The Grants Coordinator position was implemented in 2018, with the intention that the person serving in this role would help develop cohesive, clear, and comprehensive grant applications to support LMDA’s major programs. Previous grants secured include the National Endowment for the Arts ArtsWork grant, and funds from the Dreyfuss Foundation, among others.
Here are some new short videos with answers to the most asked questions about the LMDA Conference in Philly this summer! February 2022 Conference Update (5 minutes): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x91i0xmRurZMmaRAQtLVdeYbIQ15Zv3n/view?u... . Walkthrough of Conference Website and Posted Resources (9 minutes): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1behVN-QpikDDzwhHXYjwbz9DEc0fiEhj/view?u... . Zoom video Q&
Scholarship Applications for the summer 2022 Conference is DUE APRIL 30, 2022. Do not feel a need to rush your application.
Thanks to everyone who came out for our first Q&A Session! We will hold a second one - same general info but you can ask any question you wish - on February 6 from 2-3pmEST (Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84702771733?pwd=ckc2cjNXTkZGenR0RGtqeG5jRWswdz09).
Lessing Week 2022 will be Saturday, January 22-Saturday, January 29, 2022. Our goal is to raise $2,000 to be used for ECD travel grants! On January 22, 2022, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing – the world’s first dramaturg -- would have turned 293! Every year, to celebrate his birthday, LMDA holds a fundraiser to fund our annual Early Career Dramaturg travel grants.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be able to offer a wide-range of scholarships for our summer 2002 Conference. The scholarships will include Early Career Travel Grants, Free United Airline Tickets, Scholarships to Cover Registration Fees, and more. Everyone may apply for scholarship but LMDA Member applications will be prioritized. Scholarship applications will be available in February on this site.
We've made a 10-minute video overview of the Conference to let you know how planning is going, and how you can get involved in the New Year: Click here for VideoCheck out our Conference page (just click the Conference tab above) for full information about the Conference!
-Free, Online "How to Write a LMDA Conference Proposal" Workshop with Ilana Brownstein (Hayes Award, frequent Conference presenter)
Session 1: Tuesday, January 26 @ 6pmEST
Session 2: Sunday, February 6 @ 2pmEST
Both sessions contain the same information, but feel free to bring questions to both, if you wish.
-Free, Online General Conference Q&A with Jacqueline Goldfinger (Conference Chair)
Bring your questions to our general Q&A session on Sunday, February 20 @ 1pmEST.