Apply for a 2018 Harvardwood Heroes community service grant

This April, apply to become a 2018 Harvardwood Heroes and receive a $500 unrestricted grant! The deadline to submit your grant proposal is April 15, 2018.

Harvardwood awards $500 grants* to applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later. 

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Announcing the new HARVARDWOOD PRIZE for high school juniors!

The Harvardwood Board is delighted to announce the new HARVARDWOOD PRIZE, founded to recognize and celebrate the artistic accomplishments and potential of high school students who exemplify Harvardwood's mission:

Harvardwood is a nonprofit organization for members of the Harvard University community who believe in the power and purpose of the arts, media and entertainment. By providing professional resources and service opportunities, Harvardwood strives to utilize the creativity and leadership of our diverse members as forces for positive social change.

In light of Harvard University's robust arts communities and arts education opportunities, we hope the Harvardwood Prize will encourage high school students to apply to the College. The Prize will be awarded annually to a high school junior (rising senior) who plans to apply for admission to Harvard College in the fall of their senior year and who has demonstrated excellence in their dedication to the arts/media/entertainment and its power to enact positive social change.

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2018 Summer Internship Program listings now online

The 2018 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) list of opportunities is now available!

Started in 2003, HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA. Past program events have included film screenings, company visits, industry panels, and speaker series.

The earlier you apply, the better, so read on for more information about HSIP.

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Tell us if you're attending SXSW 2018 this spring

The 2018 SXSW Film Festival, now in its 25th year (!), will take place March 9 - 17, 2018. The festival lineup includes the world premiere of Support the Girls, a feature by writer-director Andrew Bujalski AB 99; upcoming HBO series Barry by Bill Hader and Alec Berg AB '91; and documentary Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield AB '87.

Let us know if you plan to attend SXSW, and we'll connect all the Harvardwood folks heading to Austin this spring.


Unlock your creativity with Harvardwood

Creatives in Los Angeles, looking for an accountability partner? Trying to complete a project? Aiming to take a crack at your passion project?

Havardwood is exploring ideas for a monthly, weekly, or bi-weekly informal group to meet witht the purpose of helping one another unlock the creative juices. The workshop would be loosely structured around Julia Cameron's book The Artist Way. The group is open to anyone creating art: writers, singers, actors, directors, producers, sculptors, painters, musicians etc.

We're gathering information at this stage. Please complete the brief form below by March 17th, and we'll circle back in a month or two with some ideas.


Recruit Harvard students to intern at your company this summer

If your arts, media, or entertainment company offers summer internships and would like to recruit applications from current Harvard College students, we invite you to participate in the 2018 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP)! Companies can recruit current Harvard students directly by posting their internship opportunities to Harvardwood FOR FREE.

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Apply to the Spring 2018 HWP-TV modules in Los Angeles

Now through Feb. 5th, we're accepting applications to the Spring 2018 Harvardwood Writers Program - TV Modules (HWP-TV)!

HWP-TV uses peer review, guest speakers and workshops to foster a motivating and supportive environment for each participant’s writing. Participants of the HWP — TV Modules may be considered for the annual Harvardwood Most Staffable TV Writers List (see below). All writers must be based in LA and Harvardwood Full Members.

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Join the Harvardwood Board of Directors

The Harvardwood Board of Directors is coming up on elections for its next term, and we are looking for some energetic individuals to fill a few great positions! The Harvardwood BOD is the managing body that oversees the volunteer efforts of Harvardwood members worldwide and has worked to create an impressive array of events, programs, and online resources over the past fifteen years. As a member of this dynamic team, you will play a large role in determining the priorities and setting the course for the entire organization. 

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Seeking volunteers for Global Networking Night in LA

We're looking for volunteers to help out at the registration table alongside Harvard Club of SoCal volunteers for Global Networking Night on Tuesday, January 9th! The event runs from 7-10pm at The District by Hannah An, and as always, we're expecting a big crowd at the LA GNN.

Additional event details about Global Networking Night are here. If you can help out, please contact us soon—thank you for your help and volunteer time! In addition to our gratitude, volunteers will receive 3 months of complimentary Harvardwood membership.

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Make a tax-deductible donation to Harvardwood!

It’s been a good year for Harvardwood, and we anticipate that 2018 will be even BETTER—with your help!

It’s the second annual Founders’ Challenge, and our goal is increased PARTICIPATION compared to last year, so please make a gift of any amount, whether it’s $1, $10, or $100!

“Wait! What impact will my donation have on Harvardwood?” We’re so glad you asked! 

Membership dues don’t come close to covering Harvardwood’s operating budget, but that’s ok with us! We purposefully keep membership dues low and reasonable so that our programs and resources are accessible to everyone, especially early-career artists. In fact, Harvardwood membership is just $3.75/month. That’s less expensive than a cup of coffee. That’s ⅓ the price of a movie ticket (and we’re not even talking about the ArcLight!). That’s cheaper than a ton of Kindle books. That’s - well, you get the picture.

To compensate for our low membership dues, we’re asking if YOU can help by making a donation to Harvardwood today, so we can continue bringing you the events, programs, and resources that enrich your life and career in the arts, media, and entertainment.

Do you want to:

  • See more educational events like our sold-out Masterclasses with Aleen Keshishian AB '90 or Chip Johannessen AB '77?

  • Sustain the growth of our Writers Program and the annual Harvardwood Writers Competition to support more fresh, up-and-coming, diverse voices?

  • Help fund Harvard undergraduates interning in Los Angeles over the summer by contributing to a NEW rideshare/travel fund for them?

Support us with a donation of ANY amount by Dec. 31st, and we’ll kick off 2018 to a great start together!


NOW THROUGH MONDAY: Bid in the Holiday Silent Auction

The 2017 Harvardwood Holiday Silent Auction IS NOW LIVE

BID TO WIN by this Monday evening, Dec. 18th. The auction closes at 6pm PT (7pm PT for Harvardwood members). This year's hot items include:

  • VIP Lunches with Julie Ann Crommett (The Walt Disney Company), Diallo Riddle (Showrunner, Writer, Actor, Producer), James Kearney (Agent, UTA), and Director Andy Cadiff (HOME IMPROVEMENT, SPIN CITY, YOUNG & HUNGRY)
  • Scripts for THE DISASTER ARTIST, MUDBOUND, LADY BIRD, and more signed by the Franco Brothers, Dee Rees, Greta Gerwig, etc.
  • Special memorabilia items from THIS IS US, DUNKIRK, MOLLY'S GAME, LOGAN, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
  • Premiere seats to Dodgers, Clippers, and Lakers games

Bidding is easy! You can simply text your bid amount to (702) 832-0381 with the item code and your bid amount. You'll then be notified by when you're outbid, so you can keep track of the items you want and make sure you're the winning bidder when the auction ends at 6pm PT on Dec. 18th (THIS Monday).

See the photo instructions below on how to bid by text. If you prefer, you can still place bids on your computer.


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Preview the 2017 Holiday Silent Auction!

Mark your calendars now: our 2017 Holiday Silent Auction goes live on Friday, Dec. 15th and will end on Monday, Dec. 18th! Bids will be accepted online AND by text. When the auction page goes live at the end of this week, you'll get all the instructions on how to place bids on your computer or mobile device.


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