Event 2019: Women’s Leadership Forum

The community is invited to a Women’s Leadership Forum (Panel and discussion) titled “Utah Women, Giving, and Identity: The Complexity of Philanthropy in Utah” (Nov. 12, 3:30-5:00pm). Panelists will be Cynthia Gambill (Director of Philanthropy, Younique Foundation), Mary Crafts (Founder, Culinary Crafts), Shannon Toronto (COO, The Philanthropy Roundtable (2005-2013), and Jessica Farnsworth (Founder, 100 Women Who Care Utah Valley). RSVP at the link above.

Event 2019: UVU’s Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series

UVU’s next Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series free event is titled, “Women’s Health & Well-Being: Strengthen Your Capacity to Influence and Flourish.” If you cannot join in person, you can RSVP to live stream in from anywhere! It will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (6:30-8:30pm) at UVU. Dr. Barbara Wilson (Interim Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Utah College of Nursing) will give a short keynote, and then attendees can choose one of three workshops:

  • Health & Well-Being for Young Women: What You Need to Know to Flourish (Holly Willard & Liz Darger)
  • Real Tools for Women’s Mental Health (Tiffany Roe)
  • Women’s Health and Well-Being: Insights, Tips, and Tools (Dr. Susan Steffen, Dr. Heather Harrison, and Venice Wilkes (PA)

Check out their flyer for details on presenters and more information about the sessions. You can RSVP online now! Thanks to UVU’s three premier sponsors for their community events this year: Squire, L3Harris, and MX.

Opportunity 2020: National Gallery of Art – Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts sponsors fellowships for full-time research, and are seeking applicants for their Senior and Visiting Senior Fellowship Program and their A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Senior Fellowship will allow those who have held a PhD for five years to study for the academic year 2020-2021, while the Visiting Senior Fellowship offers a short-term period, up to 60 days. The A.W. Mellon Fellowship will last two academic years, 2020-2022, with the expectation to teach one course in a neighboring university in the second year. You can find more information about the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the fellowships here.

Opportunity 2020: Sundance Film Festival Volunteers

Hey everyone, our friends at the Sundance Institute are opening up their volunteer application for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, held January 23-Feb. 3, 2020 in Park City, UT. Volunteering with Sundance means being in the heart of the action, getting behind the scenes and gaining real hands-on experience. This is a really great opportunity, and something that can be added to your resume!

If you are interested in applying or learning about volunteering, please click here.

If you are planning on applying to be a Sundance volunteer, please also let BYU know! If we get a large enough group of student volunteers, then the group can get free access to workshops, panels, and other great experiences at Sundance. But we need to know who is planning on volunteering, so once you apply to Sundance, please fill out this form to let us know.

Conference 2020: International Conference on the Arts in Society

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Fifteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, held 26–26 June 2020 at NUI Galway in Galway, Ireland.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2020 Special Focus: “Against the Grain: Arts and the Crisis of Democracy.” Papers and proposals must be submitted by July 24th, 2019, with proposals being reviewed within two to four weeks after submission.

BondIt Grant Fund


Every 6 months, up to two filmmakers will be awarded the BondIt Grant Fund of up to $30,000 in production funds. They announce the winner(s) 6 weeks after each final deadline, which is June 30. See Application Guidelines below for all deadlines and more info.

Whether you have a simple screenplay or a film that’s already in production, we want to consider it for our grant program. We consider a range of projects, from standalone screenplays, to fully packaged projects seeking finishing funds.

If your aspirations are solely to become a produced screenwriter, you can rely on ScreenCraft and BondIt to package the winning script with a talented director and in-house production resources with up to $30,000 in cash financing, judged on a case-by-case basis, depending on each project’s budget and needs as determined by our internal jury of industry professionals.

In partnership with BondIt Media Capital, a film & media fund based in Beverly Hills, ScreenCraft is offering two production grants per year to talented filmmakers for narrative features, short films and TV pilot series scripts and documentaries that display originality, vision & exceptional potential. Grant amounts will vary from $10,000 to $30,000 depending on the scale and merit of each project. This program includes creative development from the ScreenCraft team and production guidance and resources from BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8 Productions.

To apply you will need:

  1. A Script —  this doesn’t have to be a completed screenplay if you’re applying for a documentary or if your film is already in production. It can be a treatment, a PDF with links to footage, or any other pitch document that shows the project’s potential.
  2. A Cover Letter —  A letter that expresses your vision for your project. Help the judges get a sense of your creative vision and professional experience. Let us know if you’ve begun production and what you’d be able to use the funding for. We recommend 1-2 pages in length.

You can find out more about the grant here.

2019 Workshop: The Actors Workshop with Michael Flynn

June Workshop. June 10 through June 24. Mon/Wed/Fri, 6:00-10:00 pm, for a total of 7 sessions. Cost $299. TMG Owner/Agent Vickie Panek and Casting Associate Robert Andrus will be guests.
If you want to hone your audition skills and do some great scene work… sign up to work with Michael Flynn.
All your work will be on camera and will be uploaded to Flynn‘s website so you can watch it, break it down on your own and learn from it.
Flynn will work with you for the first six sessions. He’ll cover auditions in the first session. Move on to a couple monologues. Then follow up with scene work. Something like that. He may adjust the schedule depending on what you want to work on.
Flynn will edit your scenes for the seventh and final session with Vickie and Robert, during which they will give you feedback on your work.
It’s a great opportunity to show Robert and Vickie your work and be able to ask questions and get valuable input on not only your work but on the Utah film industry.
If this fits into your schedule, jump in. Hard work and results lie ahead. If you want to be a better actor, come join us.

2019 & 2020 Oxford Education Research Symposia

Dear Colleagues, we would like to invite you to participate in the Oxford Symposia, held at Colleges in the University of Oxford. Attendees may participate as observerspanel members or presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries. We welcome Posters too.

If your interests relate to aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education you may consider attending one of the Oxford Education Research Symposia. Consult the website for more information or contact me at conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.com


SUMMER Session (29-31 July 2019) at Harris Manchester College

Abstract submission  – 12 July

Regular registration  – 16 July


FALL Session (4-6 December 2019) at St Anne’s College

Abstract submission  – 14 November

Early registration  – 2 September

Regular registration  – 18 November


SPRING Session (25 & 26 March 2020) at the Queens College

Abstract submission  – 9 March

Early registration  – 15 December

Regular registration  – 11 March

Those interested in the theory and practice of Women’s, Gender and Justice issues may submit to the Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposia. Consult the website for more information or contact me at info@oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com


SUMMER Session (31 July–2 August 2019) at Green Templeton College

Abstract submission  – 12 July

Regular registration  – 16 July


AUTUMN Session (4–6 December 2019) Somerville College

Abstract submission  – 14 November

Early registration  – 2 September

Regular registration  – 18 November


SPRING  Session 23–25 March 2020, Somerville College

Abstract submission  – 9 March

Early registration  – 15 December

Regular registration  – 11 March


  • We accept abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.
  • Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten-minute question session.
  • Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.
  • Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens.


On May 17th, hear from the founders and high level executives at STXinternational, Cloudlight Entertainment, Solstice Studios, Anton, Three Point Capital, See-Saw Films, Arclight Films, ICM Partners, Voltage Pictures, Secret Cinema, and more! Register here to save 25% off thru May 10th and join leading visionaries in the world of film finance, co-production, risk mitigation, and foreign sales. The event will take place on May 17th at the Carlton Ballroom on the Croisette, in Cannes, France.