5/01/2015

#StageOpps #StageOppsMay15

and WomenArts present
#StageOpps
#StageOppsMay15
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.


**Opportunities starred are for women only.
##Opportunities with double hashtags are for special populations.


May’s Special Opportunity
ARTErra Residency Program: Extended Deadline PLUS TWO “Basic Baskets” for your stay!
ARTErra is an art residency in Portugal. We are committed to providing to our art residents the tools and environment where they easily can create and develop their artistic object(s). We are now receiving applications for 2015. The application project is simple and by email.
Please contact us for more details.
Mail: arterra.geral@gmail.com
Mobile: 351963779054
As an extra added bonus to #StageOpps readers, you’ll receive two basic baskets (including spices, olive oil, sugar, potatoes, onions, kitchen paper and detergents, teas, and eggs, fruits and vegetables from the ARTErra garden) for your stay!
To Apply: Send an email to specialoppscode@gmail.com to receive this month’s special code, and make sure to include it in the subject line of your email!
Deadline Extended to May 15, 2015
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One on One: Discount on Registration Fee
One on One is a members only networking studio. We provide actors with the opportunity to meet and work on-camera with industry professionals, including agents, managers and casting directors. Our events are either intimate group classes or private one-on-one sessions. We are not an agency and do not represent actors. We require an audition in order to become a member. Since all of our talent is pre-screened, industry guests hold One on One actors to a different standard than actors at other networking studios. Agents, managers and casting directors come to One on One expecting to meet actors with talent, professionalism, and dedication who take their careers seriously. We have new member auditions every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Accepted actors attend an orientation and can immediately start signing up for classes and sessions. There is a one-time $50 membership fee, $10 of which is paid for at the time you schedule your audition on our website. If accepted, the remaining balance is paid when you attend an Orientation.
$25 off your registration fee when auditioning. Offer through May 30 for readers of #StageOpps. www.oneononenyc.com On the home page, choose NYC, LA, or TEEN. When registering online, add womenartsmedia in the referral line.  Deadline: May 30, 2015
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New Play Development - Guidelines for Playwright Submissions:  The purpose of this play reading series is to develop new works which explore a new voice, expresses storytelling in an unconventional way, challenges both the artists as well as the audience to think outside of the box. The play may explore views on religion, race, gender, politics, social change, hunger, blindness or disability of any kind. Please note we are only considering full length, contemporary staged plays at this time with a cast of two – six characters (with at least one woman in her 20’s-30’s), unit set, genre/theme which is of the style of our past productions. The play should be relevant to the current time. Please submit action driven plays which do not include overt exposition and audience address. From the play reading series, a play will be picked to develop into a staged reading. Please check back to view our staged reading schedule. When submitting please include all of the following: a brief cover letter stating how you think your play fits our mission statement as well as the how it relates to our past productions, Subject line: [play title] play reading submission, a one page summary, character breakdown, first ten pages in PDF format.
Please submit all information at one time. We will contact you within one month if we are interested in doing a play reading of your play. The play reading series was developed to explore original work.  
To Apply: Send an email to specialoppscode@gmail.com to receive this month’s special code, and make sure to include it in the subject line of your email! E-mail to:Veronique@AthenaTheatre.com 
http://www.athenatheatre.com/playwright-submissions/


Project Submissions
Thespis Theatre Festival (New York, NY) - All Genres of shows are welcome. If your show has already had a run (in theaters or in other festivals) you can still participate, but only with a completely new cast and crew. Click here for how to submit: thespisnytheaterfestival.com. Festival runs from June 15 thru August 31, 2015. Non-Union and AEA shows accepted. No fees required to submit your play. This is a long festival (12 weeks) that allows all shows: Prime performance times, amazing awards, the opportunity for all festivals cast and crew members to attend every show in the festival for free, special professional guidance for playwrights staging their first show to help them make their performance a success, answers to all questions in a matter of hours and most often by the festival’s founders, and knowledgable staff, including a professional lighting and sound system to add color, depth and unexpected elements to each scene, a free tutorial on how to use the light/sound/projections system and expert technical guidance on how to paint the mood of your play. You’ll get a five-hour tech rehearsal just before your first performance instead of being rushed within a tech time that is merely double your show’s run time, free box office management/venue handling during performances, storage for your props and set pieces during the length of your run, free use of props and set pieces owned by the theater (an incredible collection- not just chairs and rehearsal blocks, but real furniture), saving you transportation time and money, and an extremely low participation fee. For more info, and to submit, visit http://thespisnytheaterfestival.com/thespis-theater-festival-venus-adonis/. Deadline June 1, 2015


The Strawberry One-Act Festival (February 2016; NYC, NY) - A play competition in which the audience and the theatre’s judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season. Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition. Plays move from the 1st round to the Semi-Finals and then the Finals. The playwright of the winning play receives $1,500.00 and the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant. The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. No fee to apply, fees applicable if your show is chosen to compete. The Strawberry One-Act Festival does not produce the show, all applicants are responsible for producing their show for the festival. Visit http://www.therianttheatre.com/index.php?n=strawberry_one-act_festival to download the application and for guidelines. Deadline: April 30, 2015 (Regular), May 15, 2015 (Late)

Script Submissions
Weathervane Playhouse 8×10 TheatreFest (July 10-12, 2015, Akron, OH) – Seeking previously unproduced 10-minute plays with a maximum cast size of 3 (no characters under the age of 16) and simple sets. Each play must include “The Hand Mirror”, details on the website. No musicals. Playwrights must be U.S. citizens and must be at least 18 years old. Two entries per fee. All submitted plays must include a hand mirror as a set prop (the hand mirror can be used to represent anything, but there is a specific hand mirror the company will use: a Shure 55SW with a total height of eight inches that is non-working). Finalists will receive full productions of their play and two tickets to the festival. Winners will receive cash prizes up to $350. Submit by e-mail, with play as a Word or PDF attachment, along with a title page including author name and contact information, play title, short (2-3-sentence) description, and a bio (as a separate document). FEE: $10. Weathervane Playhouse, ATTN: 8×10 TheatreFest, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, Ohio 44313-5186, Contact: Eileen Moushey, 8×10 TheatreFest Coordinator, T: (330) 678-3893,10minuteplay@weathervaneplayhouse.comwww.weathervaneplayhouse.com.Receipt Deadline: May 15, 2015, 5pm

3rd Annual New Works Competition (Playhouse on the Square, Memphia, TN) - Playhouse on the Square, now in its 45th Season, is accepting scripts for the 3rd AnnualNewWorks@TheWorks Competition. A panel of local directors, actors, and designers will review all submitted scripts and select six to receive staged readings during the 2015-16 season. After the six readings have been presented, Playhouse on the Square will select two that will receive full productions during the 2016-17 Season. These two new works will receive world premieres at Playhouse's third performance space, TheatreWorks. Along with these fully mounted productions, the two winning works will each be awarded a prize of $500. There is a $15 submission fee. Members of the Dramatists Guild need only pay $10. Only check and money order will be accepted. 1. The submission must be written in the English language, must be an original, full-length play or musical that is unpublished 2. The submission must begin with a title page that includes the work's name and the playwright's name, address, telephone number, and email. This should also include a character list and scene breakdown if applicable. NOTE* If submitting a musical please include a score and demo 3. Submissions that have been previously produced or published will not be accepted 4. The manuscript must be easy to read. It must be typed in no less that 12-point type and page numbered 5. The cast for the play or musical must be limited to no more than ten 6. The script may have more than one author. Also, the playwright(s) may include a brief biography, but it is not necessary. Each playwright is limited to one submission per year. There will be no revisions accepted once a script has been submitted. Revised plays that have been previously submitted to the competition may be submitted again. Please send the manuscript to Playhouse on the Square, New Works Competition, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104. For questions, contact Director of New Works Jordan Nichols atjordan@playhouseonthesquare.org. For more submission details visitwww.playhouseonthesquare.orgDeadline: May 30, 2015.

Center of the World Festival at Pine Mountain Club (August 14-16, 2015, Frazier Park, CA) – Seeking 10-minute plays with an Eco-Drama, Peace, Justice or other social issue theme. Winner will receive a $500 cash prize. No collaborations. Three submissions per playwright. FEE: suggested donation of $10 (not required). The Center of the World Festival, PO Box 1929, Frazier Park, CA 93225-1929, http://www.cowfest.org/playwright-contest, emaildirector@centeroftheworldfestival.orgDeadline: May 30, 2015

Baltimore Playwrights Festival (Baltimore, MD) – Seeking plays local to the Maryland/District of Columbia area – Currently or Previously worked in or lived in the area. All plays must be sent anonymously, all types of plays will be considered including musicals. One acts should not exceed 1 hour (50-60 pages), and full-length plays are to not exceed 2 and a half hours (150 pages). Submission packet to include: submission form, fee, CD if submitting a musical or a show that requires music, residency document (explaining how you are meed the BPF local playwrights requirement). The script must be anonymously sent with: title page, synopsis (no more that half of a page), character listings (including gender, age range, and any other defining necessary characteristics), setting (place and time), script (with page numbers). FEE: $10. Baltimore Playwrights Festival, PO Box 38122, Baltimore, MD. 21231,librarian@baltplayfest.orghttp://www.baltplayfest.org/submit,. Receipt Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Relentless Award (NYC) - The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. What we are looking for: Plays that are challenging, Plays that exhibit fearlessness, Plays that are not mainstream, Plays that exude passion, Plays that are relentlessly truthful The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first time playwrights, women and playwrights of color. The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000. The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service. The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm. The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States. When the winning play is selected, three runners-up will also be named. For guidelines and to submit, visithttp://www.americanplaywritingfoundation.org/the-relentless-award.html.Deadline: July 10, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visithttp://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissionsfor guidelines and to apply. Rolling Admissions

Thespian Production (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-15 minute plays in any genre with simple sets and a maximum of 4 characters. Submit script with title page containing full author contact information, a synopsis, setting, and character breakdown. They are also seeking one-act and full-length Gospel plays. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Thespian Production, submissions@thespianproduction.com, www.thespianproduction.com Next Deadline: Ongoing

Saving Endangered Species International Playwriting Prize(International) - SES Prize is seeking 10-minute plays about endangered species. Chose one or more species as listed from CITES, the World Wildlife Fund, or other organizations that list endangered species. 8-10 plays will be chosen for a Staged Reading at a California theatre, with an award of $100usd. The audiences’ “ticket” will be a donation to a specified non-profit Wildlife Conservancy. Plays may be comedic, dramatic or for young audiences (performed by adult actors). No adaptations or musicals. Max. 4 actors. Plays must be in English, or have been translated into English. Previously produced plays are accepted, published plays are not. NO ENTRY FEE. Applications now open

The Script Co. Open Submissions - Our catalogue of scripts opens doors for young writers eager to see their work realized; for experienced writers who have years of works filed away forgotten but still just as powerful; This catalogue is where anyone can submit their work. As a composite of writers with a multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and hopeful perspectives on life, The Script Co actively promotes YOU, the writer. The Script Co. then connects your works with theaters all around the world. Yes, globally! For those who wish to submit scripts: All scripts should be original works or adaptations whose original source material is currently in public domain. We accept submissions in all categories and are seeking both seasoned professionals and new playwrights. This includes musicals, non-musicals, skits, one acts, dramas, comedy, etc. Scripts will be thoroughly reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure quality control and that they meet the criteria set forth in the following:  family friendly content with clearly defined and developed plot, character arcs, voice, stage direction and attention to the limits/creative expressions of staging a theatrical production. All script submissions are the property of each specific writer and will not be used or disseminated in part or in full without the author’s express consent and upon the signing of a distribution agreement. If your script is not admitted into our script catalogue at this time, it will not prevent you from making changes and re-submitting for consideration. As a common courtesy, please make sure that your scripts are fully edited before submission.  Excessive spelling and grammar errors may result in your work being summarily dismissed from consideration. Visit http://www.thescriptco.com/submit-script/ to submit.Applications now open.

**Lady Plays Podcast** (NYC and everywhere!) - Lady Plays Podcast, a monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women, is accepting submissions for future podcast episodes. Each episode will consist of a "staged" reading of the play and an optional interview with the playwright. Plays that will easily translate to a "radio" medium and that feature 5 characters or less will take priority at first as the podcast logistics get settled. Plays of all length and style will be considered, writers may submit more than one script. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and can be emailed toladyplayspodcast@gmail.comRolling submissions.

**Canadian Women in the Literary Arts Call for Essays** - Seeking any topic pertaining to the literary arts, by Canadian female writers of any genre. Accepted essays will be published on the CWILA website and receive a $150 honorarium. Submissions should include a bio (50 words) and either the complete essay or a short description (250 words) of the proposed work, all in PDF format. Visit www.cwila.com/wordpress/call–for–essays for more information. Submission is ongoing.

UnMasked Theatre Company SEEKING SUBMISSIONS- NEW WORKS AND WRITERS FOR UNMASKED THEATRE COMPANY, a non-profit musical theatre company for social change. Seeking both established and emerging writers with passion, drive, and commitment. We are seeking works fully or nearly at completion to be workshopped and produced in October, Fall 2015. We are also seeking an playwright in residence to work with us on further developing past works and continuing to develop new work. Unmasked Theatre Company's current focus and mission is to de-stigmatize mental illness in our society. Unmasked uses musical theatre to promote social change as we believe the added elements of song and dance in musical theatre can reach people on a different and unique emotional level. We will utilize this to create discussion between people on their individual opinions, which will eventually expand to changing societal opinions on pivotal issues. The particular issues Unmasked will address are gender inequality, mental illness stigma, and class/racial inequality and mobility. Visit www.unmaskedtheatrecompany.org or view the listing at http://www.playbill.com/jobs/job_detail/344645Submissions now open.

##St. Croix Festival Theater New Doors One-Act Playwriting Contest(August 12, 2015, St. Croix Falls, WI) – Seeking one-act plays between 15-30 minutes with no more than 6 characters.  Playwrights must have originated from, or have ties to, the upper Midwest (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska).  No musicals or monologues. Plays must be original and unproduced. One submission per playwright. Several plays will be given staged readings, and prizes will be awarded: $100 for first place, $50 for second place; $25 for third place, with possible production in the future. Submit script with no identifying information, accompanied by a cover letter with playwright name and full contact information, as well as a brief summary. Submit via e-mail or postal mail. FEE: $10. St. Croix Festival Theatre, Attn: Ed Moersfelder, PO Box 801, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024, artistic@festivaltheater.orghttp://www.festivaltheatre.org/one-act-play-writing-contest.htmlDeadline: May 31, 2015

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award (New York, NY) – Seeking full-length plays on any topic, but particularly plays that are innovative and touch on social issues. Plays must require 7 actors or fewer. Submit script, author bio, character breakdown, and a brief description or synopsis of the play, along with a SASE for response. Submitted plays must not have been produced in New York City. NOTE: Postal mail submissions only. NO FEE. Urban Stages, 555 Eighth Ave., RM 1800, New York, NY 10018.http://urbanstages.org/submissions/.  Submissions are ongoing.


Onstage
Theatreworks/USA (2015-16 Touring Season) - Seeking Actors Equity Association actors and singers who are fun, quirky, versatile performers along the lines of Saturday Night Live or Forbidden Broadway.  Casting for the following musicals:  A Christmas Carol; Click, Clack, Moo; Curious George; Fly Guy and Other Stories; Freedom Train; Junie B's Essential Survival Guide to School; The Lightening Thief; Skippyjon Jones Snow What?; Seussical; Henry and Mudge; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.  And the following plays:  Charlotte's Web; The Untold Stories of Aesop's Fables.  Audition Location: Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, New York, NY 6th Floor  Auditions: June 4, 2015 10am-6pm

Mosaic Theatre Company of DC (2015-16 Season) - Seeking Actors Equity Association actors for the 2015-16 season.  Looking for actors for the following shows:  Unexplored Interior; The Gospel of Lovingkindness; Eretz Chadasha: the Promised Land; After the War; When January Feels Like Summer.  To make an appointment, emailcasting@mosaictheater.com.  Audition Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC.  Auditions: May 11-12, 2015 10am-6pm both days


Backstage
Reel Jobs NYC (NYC) - Reel Jobs List is a free job listing, which is limited to job opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting each Monday.  It can be downloaded in PDF format or picked up at our offices at 1697 Broadway in New York City between 9am and 5pm weekdays.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, the listing will be available on Tuesday. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) accepts job listings by email only, which must be submitted using this email form.  The weekly deadline for filing new announcements is Thursday at 12/noon for the following week's Reel Jobs NYC.  Your free listing will run for one week.  If you would like the listing to run longer, please re-submit your listing for each week that you would like it to run.  The MOFTB is not responsible for changes in listings not reported to us.  The MOFTB reserves the right to edit and/or modify submitted listings, and has final approval for all listings. PDF format here:http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/jobs_training/reel_jobs_list.shtml.


Young Playwrights Literary Manager (NYC) - Young Playwrights Inc. seeks detail-oriented creative individual to join small but mighty staff on a part-time basis to manage processing and evaluation of scripts submitted to two competitions and to function as dramaturg-in-chief. Ideal candidate has comprehensive knowledge of dramatic literature and New York theater community, experience in new play development, excellent writing and editing skills, professional manner, a working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Access and social media, and a commitment to treating our young writers as artists rather than students. Must be accurate, tactful, and occasionally witty; able to manage work flow and meet deadlines. Detailed job description available upon request. Cover letter/resume to Young Playwrights Inc., PO Box 5134, New York NY 10185.  Questions?  Contact admin@youngplaywrights.org EOE. Visithttp://www.youngplaywrights.org/looking-for-literary-manager/ for more info.

RWS & Associates Seeking a talented Wardrobe Manager to serve as an in-house costume designer and costume manager for client accounts spanning corporate events, theme parks, cruise ships and other projects.  Requirements for the position:  Minimum three years working as a costume/wardrobe designer and builder, bachelor’s degree in theatre costuming or fashion (or comparable work experience), proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook), knowledge of costume resources and build shops in New York City and beyond, ability to meet deadlines sometimes with narrow time and budget constraints, multi-tasking and managing multiple projects at the same time, skills in strong construction techniques: pattern making, fitting, measuring, dropping, cutting, stitching, quick turnaround alterations, wig styling and research skills; adept in hand and machine sewing and finishing with an understanding of theatrical costume and construction techniques and terms, ability to embellish shopped garments or stock costumes, experience designing and/or building for theme park and/or cruise ships, posses an exceptional eye for design and style, craft skills, mask making, dyeing, paint, millinery and shoe maintenance skills a plus, forward thinking, bringing recommendations to better the Wardrobe Department so it will run efficiently and effectively.
Please include: WARDROBE MANAGER in the email subject line and submit your cover letter, resume, portfolio, and salary requirements in confidence tocareers@rwsandassociates.com.  Deadline: May 15, 2015

Funding Opportunities

Dramatists Guild Fellows Program – Designed to augment the training of emerging American dramatists and enhance the sense of community amongst them. Designed for theatre writers who have completed a graduate program and are no more than five years out, or who have comparable experience in organized writers’ workshops or other pertinent experience. 9-month program includes group sessions with theatre professionals, and, where possible, one-on-one mentoring, and opportunities to become interns or observers with dramatists involved in professional productions. The program encourages playwrights, composers and lyricists to apply. This year, they would like to select 5 playwriting fellows and five musical theatre fellows. Musical theatre fellows should apply as creative teams where possible and applicable; those who write both music and lyrics would apply alone as a “self-contained” writer. In addition to creative workshops with other fellows, each fellow will have an internship/observership opportunity with a Guild member to observe pre-production, rehearsals or previews for an upcoming production, if possible. Fellows will also receive a small stipend. Applicants are expected to reside in New York for the duration of the fellowship. NOTE: Electronic submissions only; see website for complete guidelines and instructions. Dramatists Guild Fellowship Program, fellows@dramatistsguild.com,http://www.dramatistsguild.com/eventseducation/application.aspxDeadline: May 4, 2015 @ 5pm

##National Museum of the American Indian Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program / Artist Leadership – Supporting wide range of arts activities with goal of increasing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts. Awards of $6,000-$7,000 enable indigenous artists to research, document, network, and develop life skills to enhance artistic growth and strengthen career development. Two-part program includes visit to Washington, D.C., to conduct research and to receive professional training services, as well as an artist-facilitated community project to share knowledge learned from visit in one of two categories: youth public art or artist’s community workshop. Eligibility: Must be an indigenous artist of the Western Hemisphere who is recognized by the their community and can demonstrate significant artistic accomplishments; may work in any media (visual, media, performance arts, literature, etc.) Visit the website for guidelines and to apply: http://nmai.si.edu/connect/artist-leadership-program/Receipt Deadline: May 4, 2015

**Leeway Transformation Award** – $15,000 unrestricted award for women and trans artists living in the Delaware Valley who create art and social change and have done so for the past five years or more. Open to artists working in any art form who respectfully engage communities and audiences in creating a vision of a more just world, raising consciousness, and challenging oppression and mainstream culture. Applicants must have lived for the past two or more years in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties, with the intention of remaining in the Delaware Valley throughout the award year (ending December 31, 2015); applicants must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to making art for social change. Artists may apply collaboratively if they meet the basic eligibility requirements, but each co-applicant must submit a separate artist information form. For full guidelines and application forms, contact the Foundation. Leeway Foundation, The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut St., Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107, T: (215) 545-4078, info@leeway.orghttp://www.leeway.orgReceipt Deadline: May 15, 2015

Vermont Arts Council Project Grants – Grants of $500-$2,000 to support art activities that enhance the quality of life for Vermont’s citizens, attract visitors, and help stimulate local economies. They particularly encourage projects that address the needs of underserved populations, include and compensate Vermont artist, and, where appropriate, work in collaboration with other organizations including school, community organizations, etc.  Open to Vermont-registered nonprofit organizations. NOTE: Apply online, through website. Vermont Arts Council Project Grants, 136 State St., Montpelier, VT 05633-6001, Contact: Ben Doyle, Artist and Community Services Program Manager, T: (802) 828-5425, http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/Grants/ProjectGrantGuidelines/tabid/243/Default.aspx.Deadline: May 15, 2015


Residencies

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing

Ragdale Foundation (June-December, 2014, Lake Forest, IL) – Residencies of either 18 or 25 for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space; artist responsible for residency fee ($35/day), deposit ($100/two weeks), travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045, T: (847) 234-1063, FAX: (847) 234-1063,info@ragdale.org,www.ragdale.orgDeadline: May 15, 2015 for 2016 Residencies

Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency (Banff, Alberta) - The Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency is a retreat for writers looking for focus and inspiration. Writers in all genres are invited to apply. Applications are evaluated through an adjudicated process. Minimum residency length is three days. Participants are housed in single rooms which also serve as their private workspaces. For more information:www.banffcentre.ca/programsSubmission is ongoing.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Year-round, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution ($30 per day), and deposit ($50). Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $30. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com,www.vcca.comDeadline: May 15, 2015

Headlands Center for the Arts Residency (4-10-week residencies, 2016, Fort Barry, Marin Headlands, CA) – Open to artists working in all media (visual, literary, performance, film and video, audio, music, digital media, and interdisciplinary art), with the goal of providing a supportive working environment for experimentation, reflection, and growth. All residencies are fully sponsored, and some stipends of $500 per month are available (artists may apply for stipend when applying for residency; availability of stipends depends on funding and sponsorship secured each year). Offers both live-in and live-out residencies. Live-in artists are provided with a studio, shared housing, and 5 meals a week. Live-out artists are provided with a studio and dinner twice a week. See website for complete guidelines and application. NOTE: Online applications (through website) strongly encouraged. FEE: $45. Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965, T: (415) 331-2787 ext. 24, hblake@headlands.org,http://www.headlands.org/program/air/. Deadline: June 5, 2015

Vermont Studio Center (Year-round, Johnson, VT) – Residencies of an average of 2-12 weeks for serious, emerging, or mid-career visual artists and writers of all types from all over the world. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for residency fee ($3,950/month; $2050/two weeks; fellowships and financial aid available; see website). FEE: $25. Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl St., PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730, info@vermontstudiocenter.org,www.vermontstudiocenter.orgDeadline: June 15, 2015

Caldera Artist Residency (January-March, 2016, Sisters, OR) – Residences of between 2-4 weeks (average) open to playwrights, actors, and directors, as well as all other types of writers and performers. Caldera provides housing and studio; artist must pay for travel, food, and materials. Artists who stay longer than 2 weeks are encouraged to engage in outreach activities, such as workshops, with the local community. Submit Application form (available on website), one-page project description, resume or CV, two letters of reference, and work sample (see website for sample guidelines). NOTE: Applications accepted online (see website) or by postal mail. FEE: $35 (for Individuals) $75 (for collaborations). Caldera, Artists in Residence Program, 31500 Blue Lake Dr., Sisters, OR 97759, Elizabeth Quinn, Artist In Residence Manager, T: (503) 937-7594, FAX: (503) 937-8594, elizabeth.quinn@calderasarts.org,www.calderaarts.orgDeadline: June 15, 2015

The Mesa Refuge (Fall, 2015, Point Reyes, CA) – Supports creative writing on the natural world. Open to writers of all disciplines whose work addresses the environment, the economy, and related social issues. Residents are invited to think and write about the intersections between human activity – capitalism in particular – and the natural world we are obliged to preserve. Residency provides housing and most dinners; artist responsible for travel and other meals. Application must be completed partially by e-mail and partially by regular mail; see website for complete guidelines. NOTE: No phone calls. FEE: $25. The Mesa Refuge, Attn: Juliet Kirkham, PO Box 3286, Berkeley, CA 94703, mesarefuge@gmail.com,http://www.mesarefuge.org/index.php/residencyguidelinesDeadline: June 1, 2015

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