Uncategorized | September 18, 2009
September 24 http://www.hedgebrook.org/
Hedgebrook, a retreat for women writers, is currently accepting applications for its 2010 residency program. Located off the coast of Seattle on Whidbey Island, WA, Hedgebrook is home to six handcrafted cottages, numerous hiking trails that meander through lush forest, and a communal farmhouse where residents gather in the evenings to share meals. Applicants may be at any stage of their writing careers and engaged in any genre. Applications, which include two personal essays and a writing sample, must be postmarked no later than September 24. Residencies are free, though participants must provide their own travel arrangements.
October 16 http://www.vsw.org/
For artists working in photography, artists’ books, digital video, multimedia, and film, the Visual Studies Workshop offers one-month residencies at its stately facilities in Rochester, NY. Residencies are project-based, and visiting artists are provided unlimited access to VSW, housing on the premises, and a $2,000 honorarium. Facilities include a darkroom, production and post-production equipment for both 16mm film and analog video, a digital photography lab, and a Macintosh computer lab. Applications for residencies in 2010 must include work samples, a project description, a résumé, and a SASE.
Brooklyn’s artist-run A.I.R. Gallery, a not-for-profit space dedicated to exhibiting the work of women artists, offers emerging artists the opportunity to work closely with the gallery as part of an 18-month fellowship program. Participating artists will develop their work in provided studio space, as well as build relationships with other artists and professionals in the arts, including one-on-one studio visits with prominent curators and academics. The fellowship culminates in a solo exhibition for each participating artist. The fellowship runs from March 2010 to July 2010, during which time fellows will be expected to attend regular meetings, gallery-sit once a month, and contribute to the programming of A.I.R. Gallery by planning an event or special project. For more details, click here.
Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is currently holding a playwriting competition for educational and professional playwrights. The Forest Roberts Theatre Playwriting Award includes a fully mounted production of the winning play during the upcoming theater season, classroom and media appearances, and a $2,000 cash prize. The winning playwright will be flown out to Marquette, MI, for the week that his or her play is staged, and will be provided room and board for the duration of the stay. The playwright may also be asked to participate in a script development workshop in the summer, an opportunity to work with a professional dramaturge, director, and cast. (Transportation, room, and board will also be provided for this opportunity.) Entries must be original, full-length plays, and must not have been previously produced or published. A complete set of submission and entry rules, as well as information on past winners, are available on the Forest Roberts Theatre website.