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Submission Guidelines:

NO entry fee.
  • Submissions must consist of the full manuscript.
  • Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per year.
  • Awards will be announced by June 1, 2015.
  • To apply, download the application from: wurlitzerfoundation.org (click on Menu / “Apply”)
  • Indicate on the application that it is for the Robert Chesley Award.
  • Complete the form and mail to: Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, PO Box 1891, Taos, NM 87571
  • Manuscripts cannot be returned after the competition.
No bound or stapled scripts please.Further Information:
Chesley Foundation president Victor Bumbalo: vgb828@gmail.com

To apply for an artist residency at the HWF, complete an application form and submit it by mail to the Foundation (postmarked by January 18th) along with the required information and work samples:

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of NM
218 Los Pandos Rd
P.O. Box 1891
Taos, NM 87571

The annual postmark deadline for applications is January 18th to be considered for a residence grant the following calendar year. Grantees will be notified of their fellowship awards by June 1st.

The Foundation offers three sessions a year:
Session 1 (mid January - mid April)
Session 2 (June - mid August)
Session 3 (early September - early December)

What is the length of the residency?
From 10 to 12 weeks, depending on the session.

What artistic disciplines are eligible for a residency grant?
• Visual artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, filmmakers, ceramicists
• Literary artists, writers, poets, playwrights
• Composers and songwriters

May I submit my resumé, a letter of intent, or a project proposal?
Yes, please submit your resume. A letter of intent or project proposal is not required.

Can applications be submitted by email or online?
Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to process paper applications that are submitted by mail. International artists can contact us to request approval to submit their applications by email.

What format of work samples should be included with my application?
Literary artists and playwrights must submit hardcopy work samples. Electronic work samples are accpeted and encouraged for applications from visual artists, compers and filmmakers. Acceptable electronic file types include jpg, gif, tiff and png.

Can both my partner and I be in residence at the same time?
The casitas are single-occupancy only. Couples who apply must do so separately; if both are award grants, they will be scheduled for different sessions.

Can I bring my pet?
No, we ask you to leave your pets at home during your stay at our campus.

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