Woman of Her Word Audio Description Grant
Through the Woman of Her Word Audio Description Grant, Michele Spitz will sponsor and voice the audio description production for all future NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant recipients. This grant will allow for the films selected to be made accessible for the low vision and blind audiences. Professional voiceover artist, philanthropist and lifelong patron of the arts, Michele is dedicated to making the world infinitely accessible to people of all communities by providing her vocal talents to filmmakers, publishers, speaking venues and charitable organizations. Michele has narrated content for numerous short and full-length documentaries, feature films, children's programming, museums, industrial videos, audio manuals and PSA's.
She's most passionate about her audio description work for the visually impaired, voicing over 40 films including documentary features: Blind Boys of Alabama and Becoming Bulletproof. Commercially released films include The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, and Dealt. She also audio described The Great Muppet Caper for Disney Family TV.
Michele sponsored and voiced the audio description for select films from 2014 to 2016 for Superfest: SF International Disability Film Festival, and continued the same for ReelAbilities: NY International Disability Film Festival from 2015 to 2017.
“Her life’s work is her heart’s work.”
How to Apply
The Woman of Her Word Audio Description Grant is provided to recipients of the Loreen Arbus Grant. To Apply for the Loreen Arbus Grant.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Jul. 20, 2017