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  • Are you living with the challenges of balancing self-care with the needs of your family, riding the wave of day-to-day changes of a “return to normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic and navigating a career in the entertainment industry? Join us virtually for an 8-week discussion and support group. Come for a safe, non-judgmental space where parents can share information, offer and receive emotional support and discuss strategies with other parents who are encountering similar challenges. Open to performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who have children under the age of 18.

    Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to the Entertainment Community Fund: entertainmentcommunity.org/MentalHealth.

    This support group is available to anyone living in the United States, Puerto Rico and US territories.


    More info HERE.


  • 2022-23 Harvardwood Artist Launch Fellowship Info Session1

    Thursday, October 06, 2022 at 01:00 PM - PDT

    Virtual event!
    1pm PT / 4pm ET

    Join Harvardwood Artist Launch Fellowship Founder Mia Alpert for an information session on applying to the second year or the fellowship. 

    Read more information about the fellowship here

    Please RSVP below! Info session link is here

  • Spotlight Events feature conversations with high-profile film and television industry professionals who share helpful advice and insightful anecdotes on their career experiences and creative processes. Check out some of our inspiring chats with Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Brit Marling, Jason Blum and more.

    We believe in the power of storytelling to make change. With the reversal of Roe vs Wade, the conversation surrounding Reproductive Justice has once again become elevated. Please join us for this spotlight conversation with the award winning documentary filmmakers Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin (The Janes) and Martha Shane (After Tiller). This vital session on Collab will focus on how they approached the development, shooting, post and marketing of these culture shifting films.

    This online event will be recorded and available in our video library for all members after the live event. (Post-event breakout rooms are not recorded.) Please allow up to 24 hours after the live event for the recording to be posted.

    If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please complete this form, contact us at (435) 776-7790 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your specific needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; requests made within 5 days of the event may not be guaranteed.


    More info HERE.


  • Harvardwood Suggests... Writers' Cafe

    Friday, October 07, 2022 at 09:00 AM - PDT

    Every Monday and Friday
    9:00 - 10:00 am (PT) - Quiet Writing Space
    10:00 - 10:30 am (PT) - Optional Breakout Rooms

    Looking to add a bit of discipline to your writing schedule? Then join us for an hour of dedicated writing every Monday and Friday at 9:00 am (PT) in our online Writers’ Cafe. It's the perfect time to join others working on their projects or simply exercising their creative muscles. We’ll have a writing prompt posted to spark the imagination and the room’s chat function enabled if you want to pose a question, get community feedback, or make new connections. It's free, so there’s no reason not to pull up a chair and join in.

    We meet in the same location each session so feel free to bookmark our Zoom link for future sessions.

    Writers’ Cafe is also on Discord

    Join the Writers’ Cafe community anywhere, anytime on Discord. Click the yellow “Register”, “Start” or “Resume” button at the top of this page and go to the “Writers’ Cafe on Discord” section for instructions on how to log in.

    Have questions? We would be happy to answer them. Contact us anytime at [email protected].


    More info HERE.


  • Harvardwood Heads To: VANAS Digital Entertainment Conference

    Saturday, October 08, 2022 at 09:00 AM - PDT

    Saturday, October 8th from 9am-5pm PDT

    Join the Seattle-Vancouver Harvardwood Chapter for their first ever partnership event: the VANAS Digital Entertainment Conference. 

    Join creators for an inspiring event of interactive workshops, presentations, career education and real-life, real-world experiences in the Animation, Visual Effects, and Video Game industries. 

    At 9:30am, Jennifer Jue-Steuck will lead a discussion to share ideas, and invite attendees to become involved in Harvardwood’s very first joint Canadian-American Chapter of Harvardwood. 


    Register here

  • Harvardwood Presents: Activism and Writing the #MeToo Narrative

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 05:00 PM - PDT · $5.50 USD
    5pm PST / 8pm EST

    Join us for a virtual conversation with novelist Winnie M Li AB '00 about her latest novel COMPLICIT, which explores #MeToo in the film industry. She’ll also discuss activism born out of lived experience, survivorhood and writing, and the ethics of commercializing a #MeToo narrative. 
    Winnie M Li AB ‘00 is an author and activist.  She worked as a film producer in London before her life was disrupted by a violent stranger rape in Belfast in 2008. Her debut novel, DARK CHAPTER, is a fictional retelling of that event from victim and perpetrator perspectives. Translated into ten languages, it won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize and was nominated for an Edgar Award.  She is currently adapting it for the screen. Her second novel COMPLICIT was published in Summer 2022 and selected by The New York Times for their ‘Group Text' book club. Winnie is also Co-Founder of the Clear Lines Festival, the UK’s first-ever festival addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. Her ongoing PhD research at the London School of Economics explores media engagement by rape survivors as a form of activism. Winnie has given over 200 public talks and appeared on the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Irish Times, and TEDx London. She holds an honorary doctorate of law from the National University of Ireland in recognition of her writing and activism, and currently lives in the English countryside with her partner and toddler. http://winniemli.com.

    You can read more about Winnie’s work in this exclusive Harvardwood Q&A earlier this spring: 

    Social media: 
    Twitter @winniemli
    Instagram winniemli

    Register for this event at the link below. Harvardwood members, friends, and non-members are ALL welcome, but every attendee must register for themselves individually. So if you're inviting others to join you for this panel, please forward them the link to this page so they can sign themselves up. Thank you!

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase ticket   $5.50 Members & Friends

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  • Harvardwood Suggests... Thrive in Place! (NYC)

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 06:30 PM - PDT

    ArtBuilt and the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) are partnering to present THRIVE IN PLACE!—a workshop to help creative sector workers understand the relationship between housing choices and their financial wellbeing. Focused on affordable housing, homeownership and building knowledge to improve personal finances, this class uses artist-centric tools and straightforward language to help artists of all disciplines navigate their financial life with creativity, clarity and strength. Build housing security to thrive in place!

    THRIVE IN PLACE! is the first stop on a path to more in-depth and technical programs. Participants will also learn how to access a five-part Homebuyer Webinar presented by NY Mortgage Coalition and a deep dive into Affordable Housing in NYC and Financial Wellness presented by the Entertainment Community Fund.

    We are thrilled to partner with the Borough Arts Councils to bring Thrive in Place! to communities city wide. The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs is also a promotional partner for the program.


    More info HERE.


  • Harvardwood Suggests... Lindsay Rogers Visiting Artist Lecture

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 02:30 PM - PDT

    Lindsay Rogers is a studio potter, educator, and food enthusiast located in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. After completing two multi-year artist residencies, she received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida in 2013. Over the past 20 years, Lindsay has traveled all over the country for her work. Her pottery has been exhibited in museums, nationally recognized galleries, as well as in juried and invitational exhibitions. Her interest in sustainable agriculture and local food has fueled collaborations with other artists, local chefs, and farmers. Her pottery, writing, and words can be found in a range of publications from blogs to books and podcasts. She is an Associate Professor of Ceramics at East Tennessee State University.


    More info HERE.


  • Harvardwood Suggests... Musicians Career Management Group

    Monday, October 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM - PDT

    3–5 pm ET/2–4 pm CT/12–2 pm PT

    PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

    Musicians Career Management Group returns to The Career Center this fall, facilitated by career counselor Geoffrey Tilocca. A drop-in networking group, musicians and industry professionals are welcome to participate as often as they wish during the eight weekly meetings.

    Topics shared in last year’s group included:

    • Struggles endured in the music industry and brainstorming ways to overcome barriers
    • Solutions, strategies and practices musicians have been using to navigate their careers
    • Self-care strategies for managing the range of challenges 
    • Identifying next-step career goals

    Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to the Entertainment Community Fund: entertainmentcommunity.org/MentalHealth.


    More info HERE.



  • Harvardwood Suggests... Financial Wellness Graduate Mastermind

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 09:00 AM - PDT

    12:00pm - 2:00pm ET / 11:00am - 1:00pm CT / 9:00am - 11:00am PT

    This workshop is offered nationally. Please adjust for your time zone.

    The Financial Wellness Graduate Mastermind provides ongoing education, support, and community for those who have completed the six-week Managing Cash Flow course with The Actors Fund. Each monthly meeting is an opportunity to discover new financial topics, hone money management skills, ask questions in a non-judgmental space, troubleshoot individual challenges, celebrate wins, and connect with other members of the Graduate Mastermind community.

    Meetings are held the third week of the month on Tuesday or Wednesday. Eligible participants will receive further details, including RSVP instructions, via e-mail.


    More info HERE.


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