Women’s Fund for Media, Music & Theatre

Women's Fund logo featuring women playing music, performing a play

The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is a groundbreaking initiative by the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of female and female-identifying artists in film, television, music, digital, and theatre.

MOME and NYFA announced that applications are open for the fourth round of grants for the NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre.

Qualified applicants can apply for $2 million in finishing grants through November 1, 2022 at www.nyfa.org/nycwomensfund.

Film, theatre, music and web productions are eligible for finishing funds in the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):

  • Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) – $50,000
  • Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) – $25,000
  • Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) – $20,000
  • Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) – $50,000
  • Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) – $25,000
  • Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) – $20,000
  • Music – $20,000
  • Theatre Production – grant amounts up to $50,000

In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female director; and/or include a meaningful female producer credit; and/or include a meaningful female writing credit; and/or include a female protagonist(s).