Conch Shell Productions 

INFO: We are seeking innovative 10-minute plays or monologues that are aligned with Conch Shell Productions' arts for social change initiative. We are seeking plays that inspire audiences to design a new destiny and/or to consider new ways of thinking when presented with challenges.   

Plays must be written in English by women of Caribbean heritage ages 18 and older who live in the Americas. Writing teams are acceptable as long as one playwright is an American woman of Caribbean descent.

The play selection process begins with an evaluation by a team of readers who will independently score each play according to their assessment of plot, character, dialogue, language, theatricality and the play’s alignment with Conch Shell Productions mission.

SUBMISSION FEE: $10. More than one entry may be submitted as a separate entry (along with the required fee), but no playwright will have more than one entry selected for production.


  • Deadline:  Sunday, January 13, 2019, 11:59pm

  • Performance: March 29, 2019

Plays will be staged as full productions at Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College 9420 Guy Brewer Boulevard Jamaica, New York.  Playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival - awards will be presented after the final performance.



INFO: NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. These fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.

 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Categories:

The following categories will be reviewed; please click for discipline-specific guidelines:

o    Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design

o    Choreography

o    Music/Sound

o    Photography

o    Playwriting/Screenwriting

DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:59 PM EST.'-Fellowships?fbclid=IwAR0GEkRYgSde_C_kmEPgeuM67z14NHoCGSwiFBan9aIGDeVncR4MlI8Gbk0