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Submission period open for Harvardwood Heroes community service grants

We are now accepting applications to receive a 2019 Harvardwood Heroes grant in the amount of $500, with four grants awarded annually. The deadline to submit your grant proposal is April 15, 2019.

The Harvardwood Heroes program 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. 

Read about the community service work that past Heroes have performed!

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Share your Tribeca film with Harvardwood

Are you heading to Tribeca 2019 and presenting a film? Let us know so we can share screening info and other details with the Harvardwood community. We love to support our members and their endeavors in the arts, media, and entertainment—whether it's by serving as a fiscal NPO sponsor in the early stages of a project or by promoting your concerts, exhibits, or screenings via the Harvardwood Heads To... calendar.

This year's Tribeca Film Festival is slightly later, running from April 24 through May 5, 2019.

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2019 March Membership Mania!

It's baaaack: we're running a March Mania Membership Drive this month for *new members!

If you begin your membership subscription between now and March 31st, we'll give you a one-time use $20 certificate for "Harvardwood cash" that can go toward anything: program fees, entry to the annual Writers Competition, event registration, etc. After all, it seems fitting to celebrate Harvardwood's twenty years with a $20 gift to new members.

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Apply now to Summer 2019 internships

The 2019 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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For High School Juniors: Apply to receive the Harvardwood Prize

We are now accepting applications from high school juniors to receive the 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.HW_Prize.png

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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Apply to join the Spring 2019 HWP-TV Modules (LA)

Beginning February 8th, we are accepting applications to the Spring 2019 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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Connect with Harvardwood at SXSW 2019

The 2019 SXSW Film Festival takes place March 8 - 17, 2019. If you're attending, guest speaking on a panel, presenting a film, or anything of that nature, please give us a heads-up. We'd like to connect all Harvardwood members in Austin, so they can arrange a casual meet-up!

Featured speakers this year include Jason Blum with John Pierson, as well as Michael Pollanthe author of eight books, including NY Times bestseller How to Change Your MindPollan was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

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Sourcing corporate or law firm conference rooms - LA

Do you work at a law firm or similar place that has access to conference rooms after business hours? Harvardwood LA is seeking conference room spaces for our writers' groups, Board meetings, small events, and script readings. We would love to discuss partnership options with you and your company for the in-kind donation of space.

Please also forward this post to anyone you know who might fit the bill!

Get in touch with us by email. Thank you in advance!

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Survey: Harvard Building in Los Angeles

Harvardwood LA, the Harvard Club of SoCal, & other SIGs with a local presence are exploring the possibility of establishing a club house for member use, and we'd love to get your thoughts on this prospect. The survey below will take just a few minutes of your time. Thank you!

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Activating Harvardwood Paris: Take our brief survey & get involved!

Aligned with the mission of Harvardwood, the purpose of the Paris Chapter of Harvardwood is to bring together Harvard alumni and affiliates working in arts, entertainment, and media to build a supportive community of like-minded folks.

Now through February 15, 2019, we're administering a short survey (3-5 minutes) for Paris-based members to inform our events and programming in the upcoming year as we activate this new chapter.

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Recruit Harvard students to intern with your company in Summer 2019

If your arts, media, or entertainment company offers summer internships and would like to receive applications from current Harvard College students, we invite you to participate in the 2019 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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Are you a data cruncher? We need you!

As Harvardwood swells to almost 10,000 folks in our online community, we want to gain a better understanding of what draws them to the organization and what we can do—what we can do better—to meet their needs. To that end, we're in need of a Board member who can help us crunch our membership data and use that data to make Harvardwood even better. Read on for more info about this volunteer position! 

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