Storytellers' Institute 2017: Space and Place
INSTITUTE FELLOW APPLICATION
Deadline: January 6, 2017
The Storytellers' Institute seeks evidence-based storytellers engaged in telling stories that matter, in any medium (sound, film, photography, multimedia, spoken or written word, etc.). We invite Fellows' Applications from documentarians with projects in-progress that touch on the theme of "space and place" to apply today. Whether the story you have to tell is a portrait of a solitary journey through space, a personal experience or the result of archival research, and whether you seek to make us laugh, shudder, weep or move to change the world, we welcome your application.
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The Storytellers' Institute is run by the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS), an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in documentary studies at Skidmore College. The Institute runs from May 30- June 30, 2017 in Saratoga Springs, NY, a vibrant upstate community situated three hours from Boston, New York and Montreal, and home to Saratoga Arts Fest, Yaddo, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), the Tang Teaching Museum, the New York State Summer Writer's Institute, and a myriad of summer residencies in the performing arts.
The Institute is a hybrid artistic-academic experience that combines the freedom and space to work on independent projects with the active engagement of sharing passions in documentary with the next generation of practitioners. Exchanges and synergies are encouraged amongst Fellows and Scholars (Skidmore students and faculty) to get to know each other, each others' projects and goals, and participate in an intellectually challenging environment. Time will be divided between independent work and Institute activities (such as critique sessions, public events, and group outings organized around the theme).
For more information about life on campus and in Saratoga Springs in summer, see the Summer at Skidmore informational webpage, and the Summer Information Guide for the nuts and bolts of campus living.
Accepted Institute Fellows:
- Are expected to be in residence for the entirety of the Institute (May 30-June 30, 2017)
- Receive an honorarium of $2500, a transportation stipend, room and board on campus, office space
- Have access to Skidmore resources, facilities, and MDOC's production equipment
- Participate in Institute events including public presentations of work, critique sessions, and community engagement gatherings
- Provide office hours for Skidmore Scholar mentoring and engagement
- Have the opportunity to present finished work or works in-progress in a public forum
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for a full list of production resources and facilities available at Skidmore.
A complete application is necessary to receive full consideration. Priority is given to those whose work most engages with the theme of Space and Place.
INSTITUTE FELLOW APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please e-mail the first two items below to email@example.com.
- (1) Application Form (click to download)
Includes space for personal and professional information, work samples, project description, and statement of purpose.
- (2) CV/Resume
- (3) Letter of Reference
Please provide one academic or professional letter of reference that speaks both to your project and personal trajectory. Your referee should send directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.