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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Stochastic Labs Residencies

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Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials. Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events. Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Fosters' Spring Residency

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Deadline: February 28, 2021 9PM EST


Fosters is thrilled to announce our inaugural FREE Spring Residency! This virtual week will provide space for exploration of new theatrical work that is yearning for a deeper dive into development and artists that are yearning to find their creative voice within new work.

The Spring Residency will support one playwright and their existing theatrical work, one director, and up to six actors.

Each participant will be mailed a “Creative Context” box filled with tools to give dramaturgical grounding to the specific playwrights work as well as other unique items geared for the care of each individual artist. As with every Fosters event, daily meditation will also be provided.
Fosters Spring Residency strives to:
  • Create a space where artistic process is given priority over any product.
  • Remove judgement and focus on communication.
  • Empower every artist participating to contribute from their own unique artistic POV. 
  • Care for the artists by providing an empowering, uplifting, safe space to create.
  • Provide Playwrights space to explore every avenue their theatrical piece can go down
  • Provide Directors creative space to explore new work and new ways of working
  • Provide Actors space to reconnect with their artistic voice and unique POV
How to Apply:

All applicants must be over the age of 18 and have flexible availability the week of April 18th-24th.

All applicants must fill out the Google form by Feb 28th, 2021 9pm EST. The selection committee, comprised of four Fosters Board Members will review all the applicants and make selections who will move onto Zoom interview March 3rd -12th

Playwrights: After filling out the application, please make sure to email the proposed piece you would wish to work on in the residency, as well as any other sample material you find would give the selection committee a clearer idea of who you are as an artist to jasonasparks@fostersresidency.org

Wednesday, February 17, 2021


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Deadline: March 5, 2021 6pm EST

This Spring, National Queer Theater and the Dramatists Guild are launching the New Visions Fellowship, an innovative new program for Black trans and gender nonconforming playwrights. The New Visions Fellowship will select two playwrights for a rigorous year-long professional development initiative aimed at celebrating the brilliance of and uplifting Black TGNC writers in the face of the systemic exclusion that Black TGNC writers have endured within American theater.

We believe the New Visions Fellowship is essential because of its opportunity to create space for the Black and queer imagination, a perspective long and consistently forced to take a backseat to “safer” LGBT stories in American culture, and even American queer culture.

The curriculum of traditional artistic conservatory programs is heavily influenced by a white, cisgender male patriarchal perspective, particularly centering on male-identifying writers from both the classical and modern eras. Our program seeks to help remedy the exclusionary bias that riddles traditional channels of training and mentorship.


The fellows will be paired with a primary mentor and supplemental mentor figures who will guide writers through the development of a play, musical, or performance experience of their design and choosing. Roger Q. Mason, pictured above, will serve as one of the primary mentors. In addition, writers will have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions covering a wide range of artistic topics. The fellows will also receive access to Dramatists Guild contracts, business advice and career services for the purpose of aiding fellows in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work. These workshops will help writers broker relationships with Off-Broadway or regional theaters. A theater will host a professionally cast and directed reading of their play at the end of the program. Selected fellows will receive $5,000 and a three-year complimentary Guild membership.


Applications are due on March 5th at 6pm EST. 

This program is specifically for Black playwrights who identify as trans or gender nonconforming.

Friday, February 5, 2021


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Deadline: February 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
Red Wing Minnesota

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The Anderson Center’s Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program offers month-long residency-fellowships at Tower View to a cohort of early-career artists from Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City for concentrated, uninterrupted creative time to advance their personal artistic goals and projects.

The program aims to meet the specific needs of emerging artists while welcoming them into a supportive and inspiring residency environment that empowers them to take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

Thanks to support from the Jerome Foundation, selected emerging artists receive $625/week in honoraria, documentation support, art-making resources, facilitation of community connections, lodging & studio space, a travel stipend, groceries, and chef-prepared communal dinners.

Located at the historic Tower View estate, a venerable research-and-development lab for the arts rooted in an expansive natural setting, the program is an ideal fit for early-career artists whose work reveals a significant potential for cultural and community impact, is technically accomplished, engages diverse communities.

The Anderson Center’s goal is for connections participating artists make with one another, as well as connections made with other creatives and community members, to outlast the duration of their residency visit. The organization believes that the environment and resources of Tower View, along with an exchange of ideas across disciplines, can serve as a catalyst for new inspiration and innovative directions for the work emerging artists create while in residence.


The application deadline for the 2021 Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program is Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline in order to be considered in the jury review period. There is no fee for applying to this residency program.

Jury review will take place in late February and early March. Applicants will be notified by March 4 at the latest as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late March following a second round of jury review. Selected artist residents, wait-list and runners-up will be notified by April 5, 2021.

Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to be eligible to apply. To be considered, eligible artists must submit an application through the Anderson Center’s online form via Submittable. Complete program details are below. Please contact Adam Wiltgen at 651-388-2009 x4 or adam@andersoncenter.org for any questions.

Monday, February 1, 2021


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Deadline: February 4, 2021

Dedicated to bringing art from elsewhere to New York, NOoSPHERE Arts’ all-volunteer team of artists & curators keeps seeking new ways to accomplish our goal: to offer the U.S. audience access to current art from other countries and to bring creative people together for artistic cross-pollination and transnational collaborations.

NOoSPHERE Arts’ current presentation platforms include Mothership NYC, a live-work space with a huge outdoor stage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Also founded and run by NOoSPHERE Arts’ director, this community of international creatives has a complementary mission: “to support and promote artists across multiple disciplines through residencies, public shows and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable transnational artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City.”

In collaboration with the Mothership Crew, we are pleased to offer the annual grant program NOoSPHERE Arts Residency Award: Once a year, we provide a month-long residency free of charge to one talented artist or curator of any nationality. Selected by a committee of peers, the award winner will spend their time on board Mothership NYC developing a creative project for presentation to the NYC audience under the aegis of NOoSPHERE Arts.

The residency program is open to all media, but the private workspace is most suitable for the following disciplines: visual art, painting, drawing, writing, film, theater, dance, performing arts, filmmaking, animation, new media, and curatorial.


The resident stays in private living quarters in the Mothership NYC live-work community housing 5-6 artists total.

The private workspace comes with a desk, easel, bare walls to work on and WiFi. Kitchen, lounge, and bathrooms are shared. 

As Mothership NYC is a small community with limited communal indoor space, the residency award is for one person only.

For pictures of the space, please see www.mothership.nyc/artist-residency.

Financial Support:
The award winner receives one month’s free accommodation in private live-work space. We will also cover the reception costs and assistance with logistics for awardee’s final show. Travel costs, art supplies and living expenses are award winner’s own responsibility.

Artist Contribution:
We expect the awardee to give a slide talk about their work at Mothership’s monthly artists’ salon and to present their residency project at a public event towards the end of their month-long stay.

Residency Period:
One month in the year after submission.

Residency Programming:
· For the monthly Mothership salons, we invite fellow artists and other creatives/cultural workers for an open-air art party/intimate indoor
gathering where residents present their work to a very receptive audience of local artist peers and other arts professionals and appreciators.
· We occasionally host artists' dinners for our international and NYC-based creative colleagues
· During the warm months, Mothership’s roof deck serves as a stage for creative productions across several disciplines
· Collaborative productions can potentially also be hosted on Mothership’s sister platform, Last Frontier NYC and/or the KWBS rooftop stage·
· Open studio events may be organized during your stay, including participation in the neighborhood-wide Greenpoint Open Studios weekend

1) Work Samples:
Choose 7 digital images of your best work from the past three years.
Your files must be in jpg format, max 1MB in size, and named as follows:
Your Last Name_Your First Name_Entry Number_Title of Work_Medium_Year of Production, e.g. Picasso_Pablo_1_Guernica_Painting_1937
For applicants submitting video and/or sound works, please provide URL(s). Max 7 min. If longer, we’ll only look at the initial 7 minutes. Hence, trailers are preferred to full-length films.

2) Cover Letter:
In a SINGLE-PAGE PDF-document named Your Last Name_Your First Name_2021/22, please provide the following information:
a) Personal Details:
(Your name; email; nationality; current place of residence; artistic field and website)
b) List of Works:
In the same order as your jpegs, list your 7 works with title, medium, and year.
For applicants submitting video and/or sound works, indicate the relevant URL(s) here.
c) Artist Statement:
In no more than 200 words, explain what your work is about. Please use plain language.
d) Residency Project:
Briefly describe what kind of public presentation you would like to make to the NYC audience at the end of your residency — e.g. performance, exhibition, film screening, reading, concert, etc. Specify which one of the following platforms you believe would be most suited for your project: outdoor deck at Mothership NYC; indoors at Last Frontier NYC and/or on one of the rooftops above. Max. 200 words.
e) Artist Bio:
In one paragraph, please provide a concise summary of your artistic career to date. Max 200 words.
ALL OF THE ABOVE MUST FIT ON ONE SINGLE, LETTER-SIZE PAGE WITHOUT IMAGES — Any content beyond that limit will not be read!

3) Submission:
In an email with the subject line: RA Application 2021/22, attach a Zip folder named Your Last Name_Your First Name_2020-21 containing your 7 jpgs and 1-pg PDF. Your complete Zip folder — no other compression format will be accepted — must be sent as an attachment; we will not open download links. In the body of your message, please copy and paste the same Personal Details appearing in your cover letter, i.e. the data listed under item 2a) above — nothing more, nothing less.

Send your application to residency-award@no-in-nyc.org by February 4.


Please note that the above email account is exclusively for complete submissions and not monitored for inquiries.
If you have questions, please contact Captain Sol .

Feel free to spread the word among your artist colleagues.
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Bucharest Beltway Virtual Playwriting Residency

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Bucharest Inside the Beltway (BiB) is a Denver-based creative arts platform for local and international artists to promote their work and collaborate on a myriad of projects, all inspired by the fearless spirit of artists in Bucharest, Romania.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Radiance: A Virtual Playwriting Residency hosted by Bucharest Inside the Beltway. For 2021, we are focusing on the theme of Radiance.

What makes you glow? What makes you rise? Where is the positivity, the heat, the warmth, the sunshine and starshine in your body and environment? Or, what makes you diverge? What emanates from a core, seen or unseen? Where are the shadows, the chemicals, the rays of energy in your life? How do you experience radiance?

We are looking to create a tight-knit, dynamic group of 5-6 writers looking to develop new plays with each other in a collaborative environment. You do not need to have written a play before to apply to this residency. The final plays can range from a short play to one full-length play, as long as it is new work.

We invite artists and writers of all backgrounds to apply, especially BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and individuals who identify with other marginalized groups. In honor of BiB’s home cities, we are reserving one spot for a playwright from Bucharest, one from Washington D.C., and one from Denver.

The structure of the residency will consist of 8 virtual facilitated writers workshops (approx. 2 hours long) over the summer where we will share each other’s works-in-progress. Writers must commit to attending 7 out of the 8 workshops.

Workshops will be conducted in English. However, we welcome and support work in all languages, so if you are writing a play in different languages, we will find ways to translate it!

The workshops will take place between May-Aug 2021. Exact dates and times TBD based on participants’ schedules.

The final culmination will be a virtual showcase of the works from the residency, hosted by Bucharest Inside the Beltway. We also hope to have a Denver-based celebration of the plays, depending on local rules and guidance per the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are due Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Questions? Reach out to bucharestinsidethebeltway@gmail.com

Monday, January 11, 2021

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Virtual Residency

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Deadline: January 21st, 2021 11:59pm EST

As a Philadelphia-based theatre company, we produce and develop work by emerging playwrights that embraces the queer experience through authentic, modern, and innovative storytelling.

Our full website will be coming soon!

2021 Submission Opportunity 

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Virtual Residency

We are seeking playwrights to participate in a Virtual Residency over the course of 3-5 months, beginning in March 2021. This is a remote play development opportunity that will be conducted via Zoom. The deadline for submissions is January 21st, 2021, with notifications of advancement sent out in early February. We will be selecting between three to five playwrights to participate in The Virtual Residency.

Submissions are open to emerging, queer-identifying playwrights in PA, NJ, DE, and NY. You must be 18+ to apply. This is an unpaid opportunity.

The Virtual Residency looks to serve finished (but not final) drafts through several monthly meetings, culminating in a public virtual presentation of the play. Selected playwrights will receive personalized dramaturgical feedback on drafts; an intimate community space of playwrights; the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by local actors; and the possibility of further development beyond the Residency’s timeline with The Strides Collective.

Questions? Reach out to us at TheStridesCollective@gmail.com

Script Criteria:

Scripts should be full-length plays of at least 50 pages.

Plays submitted should not have had a full production; workshops and other readings are okay.

Plays should call for no more than 7 actors (doubling of parts is fine).

Plays must be aligned with The Strides Collective mission. (I.e. Plays that embraces the queer experience through authentic, modern, and innovative storytelling.)

How to Apply:

Please submit separate PDFs of a 20 page selection of your full script, the full draft of the same script, and a short Artistic Statement about yourself and your play to thestridescollective@gmail.com

Please include your last name and the title of your piece in the file name (I.e. Casey_PlayTitle.pdf)

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST on Thursday, January 21st, 2021.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Performance AIRspace Residency: 2021-2022

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Deadline: December 13, 2020 1159 PM EST

With support from The Jerome Foundation, a cohort of 4 early career movement-based performing artists are annually invited to participate in our Performance AIRspace Residency.

For this annual residency, Performance AIRspace Residents Receive:
  • $5,000 Commission for a new work to be presented at Abrons as part of our 2021-2022 Presenting Season. Performances must be programmed to occur before June 30, 2022 
  • 200 hours of full subsidized studio space in any of our performance studios (excluding Studio G-05) and theaters. Please visit our Rental page to learn more about our studio and theater spaces, as well as our COVID-19 health and safety protocols
  • 1 week Production Residency in the theater prior to premiere
  • Studio visits with curators, artists, and cultural workers
  • Cohort meetings with resident artists
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicant must be based in New York City and living within 5 boroughs at the time of application submission and during the residency period. 
  • Applicants working in movement-based practices that are interdisciplinary in nature are encouraged to apply. Collaborative groups are invited to apply but will receive the same commission fee as an individual artist. Collaboratives can only submit 1 application; Collaboratives that submit more than 1 application for the same project will be disqualified from the review process.
  • Applicants must identify as early career artists. (Please see below for Abrons’ and Jerome Foundation’s criteria for “early career artist.”)
  • Applicants must apply with a project proposal that has not yet premiered in its final form in New York City. Applicants who prefer a Fall 2021 presentation date must apply with a project that is in its final stages of development. Applicants who prefer a Spring 2022 presentation date may apply with a project that is in its earlier stages of development.
  • Applicants who are enrolled in degree-granting programs or be students during the grant period are not eligible to apply. 
  • As a program of the historic Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center is committed to the belief that artistic practice is key to a socio-politically engaged and healthy society. Applicants should closely review the Abrons Arts Center Mission Statement and Declaration of Inclusion before applying for the Residency. 
“Early Career” Artist according to the Jerome Foundation and Abrons Arts Center:
According to the Jerome Foundation, an early career artist “typically has a track record of generating and publicly presenting full work over which they have ultimate creative control in the discipline in which they are applying, but are not yet at a point in their careers where they receive consistent development and production opportunities and significant recognition, awards, and acclaim.” Please note that this category is not contingent on the age of the artist.

Since our founding, Abrons Arts Center has proudly supported artists at all stages of their professional development. Through our partnership with the Jerome Foundation, we are able to provide dedicated monetary and production support to early-career artists who are making ambitious performance works.

Important Dates
November 12, 2020, 12:00PM ET: Applications go live

December 13, 2020 at 11:59PM ET: Applications close

Week of January 18, 2021: Finalist Interviews

February 8, 2021: All Applicants notified

Questions?: Email abronsairspace@henrystreet.org

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Center at West Park residency

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Deadline: December 6, 2020 11:59 PM

The Center at West Park nurtures exemplary and boundary-pushing theater, dance, puppetry, opera, multi-, and inter-disciplinary performance artists and companies by providing free rehearsal and performance space with a guaranteed artist fee. We support the creation of new works and the re-working of classic texts (and other source materials) in contemporary contexts in order to diversify and enrich the performing arts community of New York and to attract and challenge enthusiastic and adventurous audiences.

Since 2017, the Center at West Park has provided over 60 residencies serving over 500 individual artists and presented over 200 performances to over 10,000 audience members. 

This year, we have re-imagined our artist residency program to meet the needs of artists and audiences in the time of COVID-19. With our new Virtual Performance Residencies, we are opening our Sanctuary Space to our resident artists to develop and record works of theater, dance, music, opera, and interdisciplinary performance to share with viewers at home, all in accordance with New York State safety guidelines. Check out our Fall 2020 Season of Virtual Performance Residencies here.


In Spring 2021, eight Resident Artists will be offered two weeks in our unique Sanctuary Space to produce and perform their shows. Residencies are available between February 1 and June 6, 2021. Each Resident Artist may perform a work in progress or mount a full production during the residency, including set, costume, and theatrical lighting. The Sanctuary Space comes equipped with a repertory lighting plot and PA sound system.

All residencies will culminate in at least one and up to ten streaming performances for virtual audiences. Performances will be ticketed at $10 each. Artists will receive a 50% split of the next box office proceeds, with the first $500 as a guaranteed artist fee. The Center will provide professional photography and filming services, including a two-camera film of a complete performance, and technical services for streaming the performance video.

While in residence at the Center, artists receive free space and professional marketing and fundraising support, including a dedicated fundraising page for processing tax-deductible donations toward residency project expenses. (The Center at West Park is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. All donations to the Center at West Park for the purposes of supporting artist residency project expenses are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.)

Our goal is to make it easier for diverse, exemplary, and essential artists to make their work and share it with audiences in this extraordinarily difficult and isolating time.


As part of the Virtual Performance Residency, participants will be required to:

  • Attend a virtual and on-site orientation process.

  • Provide a certificate of Volunteer or Participant Accident Insurance or General Liability Insurance covering all residency participants, with The Center at West Park as additionally insured.

  • Follow New York State's media production guidelines, including but not limited to:

    • Completing and submitting Daily Health Screening Forms

    • Providing a contact list including, names,pronouns, titles, emails and direct lines to everyone entering the building

    • Completing and submitting liability waivers

    • Appointing a safety monitor

  • Hold at least one public performance or presentation for a ticketed audience which may be live-streamed, a streaming pre-recorded video, or other time-specific, ticketed experience.

    • Resident artists are responsible for providing technical production for live-streaming performances.

    • The Center can support up to 10 streaming performances per residency using the Center’s box office (Eventbrite) and viewing platforms (Vimeo, YouTube, Zoom, etc). We are also happy to support auxiliary content for audience engagement, such as public conversations and talkbacks with the artists.


Applications for Spring 2021 Virtual Performance residencies are now open and are due by Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 PM.

Applicants will be notified by end of day on Monday, December 21.

All artists working in the performing arts, including theater, dance, music, opera, puppetry, performance art, and multi- and interdisciplinary performance are eligible to apply. Resident Artists are responsible for their own housing in the New York City area during the residency and any travel expenses related to the residency.

To apply, please submit an application through our online application form. The online form includes the following fields. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

  • Project Title *

  • Artist Name * (May be a group/company name or an individual)

  • Contact Person (If other than above)

  • Contact Email *

  • Contact Phone *

  • Website

  • Team members * (List all creative, technical, and administrative team members committed to this project, including names and roles.)

  • Artist Statement: * Please describe your mission, vision, goals, purpose, and/or artistic intent as an individual artist or company. Why do you make your work? What questions, subjects, or themes are you engaged in? How does your style, subject matter, and/or process make a unique contribution to the performing arts in New York? (max 300 words) *

  • Overcoming Obstacles: * Please describe any obstacles, challenges, or barriers you have overcome and/or are still facing in making your work. Would a residency at The Center at West Park make a difference for you in overcoming any of these obstacles? If so, how? (max 300 words)

  • Body of Work: * Please describe your existing body of work and your creative process. What work have you made and how do you make it? How does the work you make further your mission or artistic goals? (max 300 words)

  • Core Audience: * Please describe your core audience. For whom do you make your work? Why do you make work for this audience and how do you connect with them? What specific marketing and outreach strategies do you employ? How do you judge if you are successfully reaching this audience? Do you work with any under-served or under-represented communities in the way you make and share your work? If so, how does this community engagement inform the work you make? (max 300 words)

  • Project Description: * Please describe the project you will develop and perform during this residency. What discipline(s), subject matter, story, themes, and/or questions will you explore with this project? How will you engage a virtual audience through your piece? How does this project relate to your mission/goals, prior work, and core audience? What is uniquely compelling and exciting about this project for you? How far are you in the creative process, and what progress do you intend to make during the residency? How will this residency make it possible for you to do this project? (max 500 words)

  • Technical Needs: * What will your project need with respect to set, costumes, lighting, sound, projections, materials, and other technical equipment? The Center provides a repertory lighting plot with 32 instruments and a PA sound system, and photography and 2-camera filming services for a single performance. You would be responsible for all other production elements of the project. (max 300 words)

  • Residency Dates: * Residencies will be offered in two-week slots from February 1 through June 6, 2021.

    • Slot 1: Feb 1-14

    • Slot 2: Feb 15-28

    • Slot 3: Mar 1-14

    • Slot 4: Mar 15-28

    • Slot 5: Apr 5-18

    • Slot 6: Apr 19-May 2

    • Slot 7: May 10-23

    • Slot 8: May 24-June 6

  • Project Budget: * Upload a one page budget for your project. Use the budget template provided and fill in the numbers in the highlighted fields only. Please do not make any other changes to the template.

  • Resume / Production History Upload *

    • If applying as an individual artist, upload a PDF copy of your professional resume listing performances and productions to date (2 pages maximum).

    • If applying as a company or ensemble, upload a PDF document listing all productions and public events to date. Include title, author/playwright, venue/location, date(s), number of performance, and total attendance for each production and public events (2 pages maximum).

  • Photo or Text Work Sample Upload: * Upload a work sample from this project or another project that best represents your work. Up to 10 pages of text or 10 images, one image per page. PDF format only.

    • Photo or Text Work Sample Upload Description: Describe this sample of your work. Put it in context for us.

  • Video Work Sample (optional): Link to a video sample of your work. YouTube or Vimeo preferred. If the video is protected by a password, please but it in the description below.

    • Video Work Sample Description: Describe this sample of your work. Put it in context for us. Please provide the password for the video if one is required.


Friday, November 20, 2020

Maison Baldwin Residency

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Deadline: December 1, 2020
Saint-Paul de Vence, France

Shortly before James Baldwin passed away, he told close friends in Saint-Paul de Vence that he dreamed of seeing his beloved house made into a writers' colony. This medieval village, with its uncommon light, its majestic mountaintop placement and surrounding countryside, has for centuries attracted artists, architects, alchemists and thinkers, great minds intent on changing the world. Here is where Baldwin wrote some of his most enduring books, including If Beale Street Could Talk, Just Above my Head, and his sole book of poetry, Jimmy's Blues.

Writers in residence are offered a room in the village center to pursue their current creative project. While in residence, they will contribute to the literary culture of Saint Paul de Vence by offering a community event or creative public program.

They are hosted at La Maison Baldwin Residence for Writers, a house in the historic center of St. Paul de Vence located directly across the street from the village church. The home features a 3rd-floor bedroom suite with a sunny terrace overlooking the tiled roofs of the village and the valley beyond.

Residents might also be assigned a charming artist cottage inside a private sculpture garden, made available to the program through a partnership with the city of St. Paul de Vence.

Breakfast and dinner every day is included in the fellowship, as is a $700 travel stipend.

Eligibility and How to Apply

This fellowship is open to emerging writers working in the spirit of James Baldwin. Eligible to apply are poets, playwrights, essayists and fiction writers with no more than one full-length published book, produced film, or professionally staged production (in other words: short films, staged readings, chapbooks and one-act plays don't count).

To apply, send a cover letter, a brief bio and writing sample of ten pages after September 1, 2020 to residency@lamaisonbaldwin.fr with the subject line "2021 Residency Application." In your cover letter, please affirm your status as an emerging writer.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Out of the Box Theatrics Residency

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Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) is an Off Broadway Non-For-Profit committed to lifting the voices of marginalized communities through the stories we tell. OOTB also produces site specific theatre in order to provide a more intimate and challenging experience to our audiences’ expectation of theater.

OOTB is seeking submissions of new work for its 2021 Summer Residency.

In 2021, OOTB and Weathervane Theatre will collaborate on a week-long residency program with stipend, transportation, and lodging provided. We are seeking submissions of works in the developmental stage to receive rehearsals and a full staged reading.

About the Weathervane – The Weathervane promotes a message of acceptance, diversity, and inquiry through varied programming designed to reach the diverse, and often underserved, population of the region. 

Location- Whitefield, NH

Dates- June 6th-13th, 2021

If you would like to be considered for the RESIDENCY  please send the the following information by December 31st, 2020:
  • Work Sample - No more than 15 pages. (maximum of 2 separate works)
  • Artist Statement- (Please provide your personal mission statement- what inspires you to tell the stories you tell?)
  • Resumé 
  • Summary of production history (if applicable)
  • Website (if applicable)
  • For residency: any relevant videos related to your submission (optional

Please send all submissions to Producing Artistic Director- Liz Flemming liz@ootbtheatrics.com and cc Director of New Works- Jorge Donoso jorge@ootbtheatrics.com.

For more information please visit- www.ootbtheatrics.com. For information on Weathervane Theatre Players please visit- www.weathervanetheatrenh.org.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Exiled Tongues Artist-in-Residence

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In order to support emerging artists of color, Exiled Tongues is providing $200 microgrants to artists of color who articulate a new, inclusive path forward for American theater in 2021 and beyond. Grants are unrestricted and can be used for anything. Artists must only comply with residency goals.


Exiled Tongues is a theater collective that provides financial, artistic, and collaborative support to artists who center diasporic consciousness. We realize that mainstream American theater suffers from a severe lack of representation and deserves serious discussion on colonization and the legacy of post-colonialism especially within the American context. Our productions showcase the complex stories of BIPOC and acknowledge intersectional identities. We use our intersectional identities as a form of theatrical empowerment and seek to make change beyond theater and into our communities.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Ensemble Playwright Lab Residency

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Deadline: August 24, 2020

The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program in which the playwright engages with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work; which will be presented to the public at the end of the residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall & Winter. Two playwrights, one for each residency, will be selected to work with our ensemble once a week, for a total of 21 hours of collaboration and discovery.

And the best part? The EPL is FREE to the playwrights!

Each residency is uniquely tailored to provide playwrights with the opportunity to collaborate closely with LOM’s artistic directors and professional multi-disciplinary ensemble.

This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations.
The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright

Submission Guidelines
The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights to engage with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, designers, and dramaturgs to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work. This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations. The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright.

Playwrights are chosen using an anonymous submission process. Each entrant is asked to create an alias so as to mask their identity. Entrants are also required to omit all mentions of names of previous collaborators and the titles of their previous work. The anonymized submissions are then read by a panel consisting of Lynde Rosario (Literary Manager of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Lea Marie Heller (Resident LOM Dramaturg), LOM Co-Artistic Directors Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Guest Dramaturg, Myjoycia Cezar. Finalists are scheduled for interviews to determine the participants in this year’s Ensemble Playwright Lab.
This season, LOM will be exploring the theme of action.

This season, for the first time ever, LOM will proudly offer a $500 honorarium to each playwright chosen for a residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall (Oct.-Nov.) and Winter (Feb-March). Each residency will consist of 7 consecutive sessions to develop a work with the LOM ensemble. At the end of each residency, there will be 2 public Zoom showings and a facilitated post-showing talkback with the audience, playwright, and cast.

All meetings, rehearsals, and showings will take place on Zoom. Therefore, playwrights should have a strong interest in working on pieces within this format.

LOM is striving to amplify more BIPoC and LGBTQA+ voices. Playwrights from these communities are encouraged to apply.

NOTE: This is an annonymous submission process.
Do not mention your real name, the names of companies or artists you've worked with, or titles of plays you've written in your submission. Doing so will get you disqualified!

If you have any questions, please email: lomsubmissions@gmail.com to contact a non-adjudicating member of the team.


The EPL is open to playwrights...
  • -who currently live or have lived in NYC in the past 12 months,
  • who are able to attend all required sessions on Zoom
  • -at any stage of their career
  • -wishing to work on a previously written piece OR wanting to create something new with the LOM ensemble
  • -age 21 or older

If you have submitted to the EPL in the past, please feel free to submit again!

What we are looking for:
The purpose of the Ensemble Playwright Lab is to build a relationship between a playwright and the LOM ensemble, and to explore/allow for/create new ways of collaboration. This program is intended for artists who identify as playwrights and want to improve their craft as well as their work. Yes, there will be public presentations at the end of the residency. However, what gets presented will be based on the interest and goals of the playwright. Letter of Marque’s mission is to spread ensemble culture, through responsive, inclusive, and accessible theater, and to engage individuals in collective success and meaningful dialogue.

What Does It Cost the Playwright:
There is no monetary charge or fee to participate in the Ensemble Playwrights Lab. We ask for their time, dedication, talent, and energy!

Important Dates
Submissions Open: Friday, July 24th, 2020
Submissions Close: Monday, August 24th, 2020
Interviews: September 8th - September 18th, 2020
Finalists Notified: September 25th, 2020

Fall 2020 Section Dates
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
​October 12, 2020, (Indigenous Peoples Day) Mon 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 19, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 26, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 2, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 9, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 16, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #1)
Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #2 & talkback)
Monday, November 23,2020 1:30pm-4:30pm (wrap session)

Winter 2021 Section Dates
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
Monday, February 1, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 8, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 15, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 22, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, March 1, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, March 8, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #1)
Friday, March 12, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #2 & talkback)
Monday, March 15, 2021 1:30pm-4:30pm (wrap session)

Monday, July 13, 2020

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program

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Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program offers two or four week residencies to emerging artists driven to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program is unique in that it provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation, with staff working with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.

Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes “place-based work” as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place; it can be a new project, or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities–especially rural communities–to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers. Follow these links for reflective audio interviews with 2018 artists in residence: Erin Lavelle and Rini Yun Keagy.


The application deadline for the 2021 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST. The application will posted on or around April 1, 2020. Please check back. Jury review will take place in August and applicants will be notified by September 18, 2020 at the latest as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late September and selected artist residents and runners-up will be notified by October 5, 2020.

Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to be eligible to apply. To be considered, eligible artists must submit their application through the online webform on Lanesboro Arts website. Complete program details are below. Please contact Kara Maloney at 507-467-2446 or kara@lanesboroarts.org with any questions.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

EST/Youngblood is now accepting applications

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Deadline: July 31, 2020

EST/Youngblood is now accepting applications for membership beginning in the 2020-2021 season. 

Applications are open to New York City metro area resident playwrights under 30 years old. Membership includes attendance at all weekly meetings, monthly (or more frequent) performances, readings and retreats. There is no set term of membership, and members often stay through the season that includes their 30th birthday. If you have any questions, please contact youngblood@ensemblestudiotheatre.org

Application Requirements
Please complete the form below and include the following materials:

WRITING SAMPLE - up to 25 pages. This can be part of a longer piece or a one-act. Send whatever you think best represents where you are as a playwright right now.

LETTER - The "why Youngblood" letter. Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in membership in the group.

RESUME - Your current playwriting resume.

FULL-LENGTH PLAY - A completed full-length play in its entirety. Note: this can be the full play from which the initial 25 pages was excerpted, or an entirely different piece. In most cases, this additional material will only be read if you are selected as a finalist.

Application Instructions:

Combine the above items, in that order (sample, letter, resume, full-length), into a single PDF file.

The file name should be your last name and first initial - i.e., TOLAN_R.pdf.

Upload the PDF file using the Upload link below.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Stella Adler Harold Clurman seeking submissions

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Deadline: July 3, 2020

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division is now accepting submissions.


Seeking new, full-length ensemble plays with casts that have a majority of female characters or gender neutral characters. Plays must be new, unproduced works and require minimal set, props, costumes. One or more play may be selected for a student production. Please note: this is the only search that corresponds with the studio’s full-time actor-training programs.



The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is seeking submissions from Black playwrights for the Harold Clurman Playwright-in-Residence program. This is a collaborative residency that is mutually beneficial to the mission of the studio and the playwright. Please note: this search focuses on professional or aspiring professional writers who work with the studio’s professional acting company (not students). We are seeking playwrights who:

– are in their early careers

– are unpublished

– have not yet had professional productions other than those using the Equity showcase code

– have a vested interest in working with the studio’s community of artists

– are interested in engaging in a discussion about how the studio can support and challenge their work

This is a merit-based residency search. We are particularly interested in diversity – diverse writers, voices, viewpoints, perspectives.

Completed applications must include a required online application form AND a full-length, polished but unpublished play (a full-length play is one that constitutes a full evening of theater; a 90-minute one act play is acceptable).

Please note that applicants who advance to the final round of consideration may be asked for a second work sample.

Applicants will be considered for the playwright-in-residence position as well as:

– participation in the First Breath New Play Reading Series

– potential collaboration in student actor-training workshops/productions



– Completed applications must include a required application form and a full-length play.

– All play submissions should be “blind”. The cover page should ONLY include the title of your play. Your name should not be anywhere on the blinded script. This copy will be shared with the committee of play readers who will not know the authors of the plays they are reading.

– Please do not include any of the following anywhere on the script: synopsis, development history, representation. We ask this because we are seeking a play based on artistic merit and we want artistic merit alone to be the influencing factor for a script’s advancement.

– Paper applications will not be accepted.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Generations 2020 seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: June 1, 2020 - or when 250 submissions are received
Boulder CO

In order to support the work of parent playwrights, BETC is seeking full-length plays written by a parent with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of June 1, 2020

The winning playwright will receive

a week-long workshop residency in September/October 2020, with daily rehearsals, culminating in a staged reading of the selected script;
the chance to rewrite and revise during the week as part of the script development experience;
  • a stipend for travel costs;
  • a $500 prize; and
  • a $500 childcare stipend to defray the costs associated with childcare during the residency.

During the residency, the selected play will be rehearsed with a cast of professional actors, director, and dramaturg. The week will culminate in a public reading. This year’s Generations residency may be held online if public health circumstances dictate in the fall. Specific date arrangements for the residency will be made directly with the winning playwright.
Entry Guidelines:

Plays must be full-length scripts, submitted by playwrights with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of the submission deadline.

Each playwright is limited to submission of one script for consideration.

Plays must be in the English language. Playwrights must be U.S. residents.

No musicals will be accepted.

We will not reconsider scripts that have already been submitted to this competition in previous years.

Scripts that have been produced by Equity or professional companies or that have been published are ineligible.

Scripts may not be under option or scheduled for production or publication as of June 1, 2020.

We will consider scripts that have had a workshop, reading, or academic production. BETC will negotiate an option on the winning play and have right of first refusal on the world premiere production. The winning play will receive full consideration for production in an upcoming season.

The application deadline is June 1, 2020, or when our 250-script submission cutoff is reached. Our winning playwright will be notified by August 31, 2020.

The submission form will require you to submit a blind copy of your full script as a PDF file.Please do not include your name anywhere in the sample file. The biographical and demographic info you submit will not be referenced during the selection process.
Selection process:

In our initial reading round, we read the first 20 pages of a script. Script excerpts nominated by two readers continue to the semi-finalist round, in which two readers read the full scripts and complete thorough reader responses. Highly regarded scripts become finalists. Our full committee reads all finalist scripts, then advises our producing artistic director in selecting the winning play.


Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we do not provide feedback on submitted scripts during or after the competition. We will confirm that an initial submission has been received, and notify applicants of the competition winner.

Due to available program funding and staff capacity, we will not consider scripts from grandparents or others who are not currently custodial parents of a child 18 years of age or younger. We hope to be able to expand our program to additional generations in future years, but at this time our focus is on assisting playwrights with young families.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

The International Literary Residency in Ulyanovsk for writers and artists

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Deadline: April 30, 2020

The International Literary Residency in Ulyanovsk for writers and artists from the UNESCO Cities of Literature Network


Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature announces the International Literary Residency open call for writers and artists from the UNESCO Literary Cities Network. The program was opened in 2019, the poet Andrej Hochevar from Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the poet David Howardfrom Dunedin (New Zealand) were the first guests of the residency. Ulyanovsk is a city with a great literary history, located on the banks of the widest Volga River. You'll work in the homeland of the great Russian writer Ivan Goncharov (author of the famous novel "Oblomov"), the poet Nikolay Yazykov, the historian and writer Nikolay Karamzin, etc.


September 1-30, 2020 (one resident).

Application deadline: April 30, 2020


- Writers, poets, translators, playwrights, screenwriters, etc.;

- artists of all genres and illustrators, film directors, film makers, visualization artists, photographers, implementing literary projects.

The full list of the UNESCO Cities of Literature


- One-month accommodation in the city center (residents are required to take care of medical insurance and are responsible for their meals and household; additional guests cannot be hosted).

- A scholarship (€1,000).

- We cover expenses on accommodation, participation in public events and the organization of the final event with the resident (at the end of the month);

- An opportunity to get engaged in the cultural scene of Ulyanovsk.


- Interest in Russian culture and literature.

- High/average level of spoken English.

- At least one officially published book (fiction or non-fiction) (or screenplay, script or translation from Russian into another language), for artists and other applicants – at least one completed literary project.

- For writers – residents will be asked to write a text (work of fiction or non-fiction) that will feature the City of Ulyanovsk (min. 15 000 characters with spaces) and will be used in a future for publishing and promotional purposes (residents will be asked to permit printing, reproduction, translation of this short text to the City of Ulyanovsk Administration).

- For artists and other applicants – residents will be asked to create artwork related both to literature and Ulyanovsk (the artwork will be used in a future for promotional purposes, residents will be asked to permit printing, reproduction, demonstration of this work to the City of Ulyanovsk Administration).

- Willingness to present the results of the work at the end of the month at the public event in Ulyanovsk (text/poems about Ulyanovsk (or artwork) and results of the resident's literary project).

- Willingness to take part in the literary life of Ulyanovsk, including events, meetings, promotional interviews and engagements, festivals, etc. (unless agreed otherwise, there is no additional honorarium for these activities).

- Work on the literary project.


- Application form (please log in to your Google Account to fill in the form)

- For writers, poets, translators – extracts from their published texts (in English or Russian) or a fragment of a translation (from Russian into another language); no more than two pages.

- For artists and other applicants – examples of their art projects related to literature.

- Biography/CV.

- Recommendation letter.

Please attach all required documents to your application form.

More information and questions

Gala Uzryutova, Elena Titova, ulyanovsk.cityofliterature@gmail.com

Friday, April 17, 2020


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Deadline: May 1, 2020 11:59 PM

New York NY

National Black Theatre (NBT), the nation’s first revenue-generating Black arts complex, was founded in 1968 by the late visionary artist and entrepreneur Dr. Barbara Ann Teer. Since its inception, NBT has been at the forefront of a broader movement of engaging the arts for social change, economic growth and transformation in innovative ways that build community. NBT is a leading institution engaged in intentional creative place- making by leveraging the power of theater arts with Black culture and creativity. Throughout its rich history, NBT has maintained a strong commitment to creating a space in which new and underrepresented voices can be brought to the forefront to provide unique and diverse perspectives on the myriad critical issues of equity and social justice that affect our nation today. During the last 52 years, NBT has produced over 300 original works, toured globally & launched international extensions, like the National Black Theatre of Sweden.

With I AM SOUL, NBT seeks to deepen the artistic relationship between Black theatrical institutions and Black playwrights in order to re-establish Black theatrical institutions as the foremost supporters and producers of new works created by Black playwrights.

The I AM SOUL - PLAYWRIGHT RESIDENCY recognizes up to two Black playwrights annually. The chosen playwright(s) work must demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and excellence in the field.

The selected playwright will receive:
  • A minimum stipend of $5000;
  • Administrative support: Access to office space, and printing;
  • Artistic support: Dramaturgy, in-house readings, two 29-hour workshop, and access to in-house resource library;
  • A workshop production in the 2021-2022 season for six public performances;
  • Two Complimentary tickets to National Black Theatre productions, as well as additional professional development opportunities.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Using the subject line I AM SOUL - PLAYWRIGHT’S RESIDENCY, send an email to submit@nationalblacktheatre.org with a single PDF document, containing the following elements in sequence:

1. AN APPLICATION COVER SHEET with the following information presented in clear format: NAME



If you are represented by an agent at that time of applying please make us aware and let us know who that agency is.

2. A WRITING SAMPLE: One full-length play that is at least 50 pages in length and has been written only by the applicant (no co-written submissions will be accepted). Please identify 20 pages that you would like for the panelists to read. Please note that the panelists are only required to read these pages. The submitted script must be a complete draft that represents your best playwriting. The submitted play should not have the playwrights name attached to it as the committee reads the plays as a blind submission.

3. Answer these following questions:
a. What inspires you and your work? [250 word max]

How important is collaboration within your process? [250 word max]

Why are you interested in doing this residency now? Incorporate three goals you wish to obtain after going through a process like this. [500 word max]

A PLAYWRITING RESUME [listing all readings, productions, awards, commissions, etc.]

If Playwright is chosen as a finalist they will be asked to submit a one page single spaced proposal outlining ideas, story and/or subject matter they would want to focus their residency on creating. This must be a NEW play.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Each application needs to submit a letter of recommendation from an industry professional that can speak to your work ethic, creativity, and character. In addition to to this each applicant to provide 2 -3 refines that the selection committee can call if the applicant is advanced to becoming a finalist. The one page letter of recommendation need to be submitted with the application.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Ox-Bow 2020 Fall Artists Residency

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Deadline: May 3, 2020  

Saugatuck, MI
Fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists. Each fall approximately 35 artists and 6 writers participate in the residency creating a community of engaged peers. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. The works on paper studio (printmaking and clean space) is available to all residents. Three studios are dedicated specifically to writers. The fall is also an ideal time to propose group or collaborative work. Please complete the application below. If you have any questions, contact us at 1.800.318.3019.

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