501c3 non-profit supporting the female gaze through film and performing arts grants, promotion and production services


[kal-op–see–uh] -noun

The state of perceiving beauty where others do not.

Kalopsia is a 501c3 non-profit supporting the female gaze through film and performing arts grants, promotion and production.Women make up 51% of the population, yet only 4.5% of Directors, 5% of Cinematographers and 14% of Writers in the Entertainment Industry. And if you thought stage was more inclusive, think again! Broadway awards just 13% of Director contracts, 24% of Writer positions and 32% of on-stage Characters to women.

Our media and theatre productions directly and immediately create jobs for women in all positions, our grants keep female creatives employed and employable and our screenings and showcases support their ongoing careers.Kalopsia believes equality in arts and entertainment reaches beyond our creative workers and permeates society through the stories we tell. By supporting these underrepresented voices and fostering an equal workforce, we are creating a safe work culture, healthy family structure and ultimately higher quality art from diverse perspectives.

Cherry Blossom Artist Relief Grant
2021 open fundraising
United States
The Cherry Blossom Artist Relief Grant benefitted US female filmmakers and performance artists affected by breast cancer while experiencing a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kalopsia assisted in raising $44K to selected artists in emergency need.

Admit One Screening Series
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic closing in-person events, Kalopsia partnered with independent production studio, Danger Arts, to produce Admit One, a four-episode streaming series featuring interviews and live Q&As with female filmmakers and screenings of their most recent film works. The Admit One production itself was headed by female talent in the Writer, Producer and Director positions, created paid guest interviews for 12 female media artists and introduced the series creators' and featured filmmakers' work to new audiences from around the world, due to the online streaming pivot inspired by the pandemic.

White Lotus Artist Relief Performance
Nov 17, 2019
North Hollywood, CA
Kalopsia partnered with independent Los Angeles production, Pinup Pole Show to produce a 75 min stage production directed, choreographed and performed exclusively by women. Our production was a spectacular success, selling out a 130 theatre, directly creating employment for 10 female artists and raising $1800 to keep selected women creatives able to continue their work in the arts while enduring the disaster of California's Malibu Fires.

Rose Tinted Shorts Screening
Oct 21, 2019
American Film Institute
Los Angeles, CA
The Rose Tinted Shorts Screening featured six short films with one or more female filmmakers in a key position. With artist Q&A following each film and networking after, the Rose Tinted Shorts Screening was a great success, filling every space in our 85-seat state-of-the-art theatre and introducing women's work to new audiences.