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WiFT-Louisiana Membership Grants

Calling all exceptional members of WiFT-Louisiana! We are thrilled to announce the Performing Artist Grant application period opens soon! 

 

From January 14, 2024- February 14, 2024, submit your application for you, the visionary female storytellers of the film and television industry.  This grant is your pathway to turn your dreams into reality, with the support and backing of our esteemed organization. 

 

Apply here!

We have two available grants at $500 each for a WiFT Member in good standing.  Need to renew your membership? 

 

Renew here!

Embark on an extraordinary journey that will elevate your creative aspirations. With our support, your projects have the potential to captivate audiences, drive change, and make a lasting impact on the world.

Application Requirements:

  • Must be WIFTLA member in good standing.

  • Must be a working Performing Artist of at least three (3) years.

  • Submit your headshot.

  • Submit your resume.

  • Submit your reel

  • Submit a 15-30 second video about you.

  • Submit your bio/tell us about you.

In an industry often plagued by stereotypes and overlooked talents, Performing Artists, including actors, stunt performers, journalists, radio personalities, recording artists, singers, and voice actors, bear the enduring weight of the financial burden required to invest in their craft. From extensive training to essential business necessities like headshots and reels, the financial costs can quickly escalate. WiFT-Louisiana recognizes and appreciates your dedication to your career. That's why we are committed to investing in you.

Apply for our Performing Artist Grant now through February 14, 2024 and let WiFT-Louisiana invest in your talent, dedication, and artistic potential. Together, we can redefine the landscape of the performing arts and showcase the true power and brilliance of performing artists like you.

2023 PRODUCER GRANT WINNER

Congratulations to WiFT Member Michelle L. Silva of Entertainment Goes on being awarded our 2023 Producer Grant! We are so excited for you and look forward to seeing what you create.

Entertainment GOES, an award-winning New Orleans based production company focused on writing, producing, and providing public relations through unique and passion-driven stories.

 

Michelle L. Silva, a retired professional dancer whose former career includes Busch Gardens Theme Park, a national tour with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, Siegfried & Roy, the Lido de Paris in Paris, France, and the Stardust Hotel brings her artistic vision to each project. A Michigander, with a strong Midwest accent, Michelle began her professional career at 17 after quitting high school in her senior year. Nearly a decade later, she entered academia and graduated college at 31, saying, "those five years were the most consuming and structured days of my life--going to school during the day and performing at night."

 

An avid writer, Michelle often questioned if "writing fueled my artistic self, or if the movement (dance) fueled my writing?"

 

Michelle holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her media has been placed in Dallas, Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Pass Christian, Mississippi, to name a few.

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