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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Clay & Water 2020 Second Annual Playwrights’ Retreat

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Application Deadline:  October 31, 2019

Retreat Dates:  January 25-30, 2020 (Departure January 31)

Discover Clay County, Florida. Stay within walking distance of Green Cove Springs’ famous Spring Park and of the lovely St. Johns River, at the River Park Inn–a beautifully renovated historic bed & breakfast. Recharge your batteries, and focus on your writing.

HOW IT WORKS

We provide accommodations, a no-pressure developmental reading of your work-in-progress, and a chance to see some of the points of interest of the surrounding area to five selected playwrights.

Accommodations
Accommodations are fully covered by Clamour at the historic River Park Inn, a beautiful bed & breakfast just steps away from Spring Park and the St. Johns River in Green Cove Springs, Florida.

Travel
EXPECT TO PAY YOUR OWN WAY HERE. Fly into Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) where we’ll pick you up, or drive yourself to Green Cove Springs. (There’s also an Amtrak station in Jacksonville, if needed.)

Arrival day is Saturday, January 25, 2020 and departure day is Friday, January 31. Late arrival and/or early departure is not allowed, because there will be many applicants who are able to attend for the full week.

Food
Breakfast is provided.  You will be responsible for your other meals while you are here.

There are a few reasonable restaurants, a wine bar, and a coffee shop within walking distance of the bed & breakfast inn where you’ll be staying, and we’ll get you to a grocery store at the beginning of the week. Be aware, however, that there are no cooking facilities available at the inn. There is a small refrigerator, so you could keep some sandwich fixings and fruit and the like at hand. Breakfast is included daily at the Inn (proprietor’s choice). Nearby restaurants are Mexican, wings and burgers, and soup and sandwich lunches, so if you have serious special dietary requirements, this may not be the retreat for you!

Readings
Each playwright will get a developmental reading of a work-in-progress.

We will provide local actors for readings. Readings will be in the evenings and open to the public at no charge–and will be fully understood to be unrehearsed, cold readings for development and NOT performances.

Whether you want your reading early in the week so you can spend the rest of the time on rewrites or you want to write first and read later, we will try to make that work within the framework of all requests. There will be a moderated audience feedback session at your reading. (Don’t worry! Our audiences are supportive.)

Meet-and-Greets
We do ask you to be available for two informal meet-and-greet Q&A sessions with local students and/or other interested community members to answer questions about the craft and business of playwriting. These will be held either within walking distance of the Inn or transportation will be provided.

Sightseeing Opportunities
Two optional sightseeing opportunities will be scheduled.  One will be a short trip to see various points of interest in Clay County. A longer excursion can be arranged toward the end of the week to see St. Augustine. Transportation will be provided. Any entrance fees to historical sites or other attractions are your responsibility.

Can I apply again?
If you applied to a previous retreat and were not accepted at that time, by all means, please apply again.  We’re looking for the right combination of people, so many factors go into selection. You should never feel that not being chosen in any given year is a reflection on your writing.

If you were accepted and attended a previous retreat, as much as we would love to see you again, we’d like to keep meeting new people.  We will probably not be able to invite you back again at this time.

Anything else?
Aside from being at the Meet-and-Greets and at your own reading, attendance at readings and tourist opportunities is optional.

We are working on the funding for small travel stipends and meal allowances, but we cannot promise that. For now, expect to pay your own way here and to feed yourself.

How to Apply
To apply: Contact Elaine at esmith@clamourtheatre.org up to and including October 31, 2019 and introduce yourself. Tell us a little about yourself both personally and professionally, and tell us what you plan to work on while you’re here. Ask any questions you may have. There is no application fee, but we would like to see a short writing sample (no more than ten pages in a PDF).  Note:  Writing sample requirement is waived if you have previously submitted a ten-minute or full length play to Clamour.


Thursday, August 1, 2019

National Winter Playwrights Retreat (Colorado)

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A playwright-based retreat, the National Winter Playwrights Retreat prioritizes the playwright, not the work being produced. Playwrights have an opportunity to have work read or sung, conversation over dinners and coffees, sightseeing in the San Juan Mountains, and an introduction to local theaters. The retreat provides respite and renewal for playwrights. Inevitably, the artist's rejuvenation finds its way into her work. In enabling the playwright freedom from expectations, we enable the art.

HBMG Foundation's team of a Latino Playwright/Director and a Female Actor/Writer, Manuel and Ann Zárate are passionate about diversity. As founders and directors, they seek especially to empower playwrights of all ethnicities and gender. Additionally, diversity of experience and age is considered in the selection of playwrights each year. Our goal is to reflect the landscape of America.

WHO CAN APPLY?

You have to be at least 20 years of age and envision yourself as a playwright. We don’t teach you to write. Rather, we provide a safe environment in which to write and commune with fellow artists. You have nothing to prove to us.

Nitty Gritty: we do not allow for late arrivals or early departures in fairness to other applicants who can stay the entire week. You must provide your transportation (drive yourself to Creede, or fly via Boutique Air into Alamosa, CO’s airport where we’ll pick you up). We provide housing, but not food. If you can get yourself here and get yourself fed (there’s a grocery store across from your housing and great local restaurants), we’ll provide the gorgeous scenery, accommodations, and a few tourist treats! Write, network and recharge.

This is not a competition; we want artists to create.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

This is the easy part. We don’t read scripts. We are interested in you. Complete the form and tell us about you… your background and what you want to accomplish while on retreat. Include both professional and personal descriptions.

Please note whether you are applying as a playwright, artistic director, dramaturg, director, or as a team. You are welcome to apply as a team if you are working specifically with an actor, director, composer, or dramaturg on a piece in progress. Give us details of what you will be working on during the retreat and your weeks of availability December 2019-February 2020.

Deadline for applications is September 1, 2019. 

There is no application fee; do not submit a writing sample.

WHEN CAN I COME?

HBMG Foundation invites you for one week in the timeframe of December 29, 2019 – February 2020. We’ll provide accommodations, a script reading, and tourism activities.

You may elect to have your work read aloud by professional actors in a private salon setting. All readings are cold. This is done intentionally to focus on your text, not the actors’ performances. After the reading, your work will receive feedback from actors, staff, and other retreat participants. You may request a private dramaturgy session. We do not expect your work to be completed. In some cases, you may only have a few scenes in development. The cold reading may be at the beginning of the week so you can do rewrites, or near the end of your stay so you can hear what you’ve accomplished

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

HBMG Foundation Playwrights Retreat

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WHO CAN APPLY?

You have to be at least 20 years of age and envision yourself as a playwright. We don't teach you to write. Rather, we provide a safe environment in which to write and commune with fellow artists. You have nothing to prove to us.

Nitty Gritty: we do not allow for late arrivals or early departures in fairness to other applicants who can stay the entire week. You must provide your transportation (drive yourself to Creede, or fly via Boutique Air into Alamosa, CO's airport where we'll pick you up). We provide housing, but not food. If you can get yourself here and get yourself fed (there's a grocery store across from your housing and great local restaurants), we’ll provide the gorgeous scenery, accommodations, and a few tourist treats! Write, network and recharge.

This is not a competition; we want artists to create.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

This is the easy part. We don't read scripts. We are interested in you. Complete the form and tell us about you... your background and what you want to accomplish while on retreat. Include both professional and personal descriptions.

Please note whether you are applying as a playwright, artistic director, dramaturg, director, or as a team. You are welcome to apply as a team if you are working specifically with an actor, director, composer, or dramaturg on a piece in progress. Give us details of what you will be working on during the retreat and your weeks of availability December 2019-February 2020.

Deadline for applications is September 1, 2019. 

There is no application fee; do not submit a writing sample.

WHEN CAN I COME?

HBMG Foundation invites you for one week in the timeframe of December 29, 2019 - February 2020. We’ll provide accommodations, a script reading, and tourism activities.

You may elect to have your work read aloud by professional actors in a private salon setting. All readings are cold. This is done intentionally to focus on your text, not the actors' performances. After the reading, your work will receive feedback from actors, staff, and other retreat participants. You may request a private dramaturgy session. We do not expect your work to be completed. In some cases, you may only have a few scenes in development. The cold reading may be at the beginning of the week so you can do rewrites, or near the end of your stay so you can hear what you’ve accomplished

APPLICATION FORM ONLINE

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat

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Rhinebeck Writers Retreat is hosting 9 consecutive weeklong residencies between June 30 and September 1 in summer 2019 for musical theatre writing teams. Each team receives a private retreat and lives in their own home in the Hudson Valley near Rhinebeck, NY. There is only one musical theatre writing team in residence each week. There are no actors available, as this retreat focuses solely on writing new musicals.

All the writers' costs are covered by our generous donors including New York State Council on the Arts, The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, The Noël Coward Foundation, The Frederick Loewe Foundation, and hundreds of individual donors. Thanks to them, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat provides for each writing team:

A fully furnished private home for one week, Sunday to Sunday
Food – you shop on your first day and cook for yourself
Piano – A Yamaha AvantGrand N3 hybrid baby grand piano, an upright acoustic piano, and Yamaha P125 digital keyboard.
Travel -- Round trip train from NYC to Poughkeepsie. If you live outside of NYC, we reimburse actual travel expenses up to $750 per writer.
A $500 stipend for each writer
Peer advisor – If you wish, you can work with one of our Sounding Board members (artistic advisors) before arriving in Rhinebeck to discuss your goals for your week.

The first application deadline is February 6th at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, and there is no submission fee. After that, there is a fee of $20 and the final application deadline is February 16 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Selection Process:
There are two rounds of evaluation. In the first round, applications are reviewed by 2 readers and are judged on the quality of the musical. You will know by late-March whether or not your application will continue to the final round. In the final round, all applications are read by members of our Sounding Board, who judge on the quality of the musical and the writers' goals for their week as stated in the "Background and Artistic Goals." The final selection will be made in late April.

Application:

Before you begin the online application, you must read "Eligibility, Requirements, and Guidelines" and, additionally, have all your information ready and complete it in one sitting. This page lists all you need to gather to complete the application and has the link to the online application.

If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to email info@rhinebeckwriters.org.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Edward F. Albee Foundation guidelines

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The Edward F. Albee Foundation exists to serve writers and visual artists from all walks of life, by providing time and space in which to work without disturbance.

Using only talent and need as the criteria for selection, the Foundation invites any and all artists to apply.

APPLICANTS must prepare:

Visual Arts: 6-12 images and/or 3 media files

Plays/Screenplays: A full manuscript (one act plays count as a full script)

Poetry: Up to 12 poems

Fiction: 1 short story or 2 chapters from a novel

Non-fiction / Memoir / Journalism: 2 essays/articles or 2 chapters from a book

Please note: writers who write in a foreign language should apply with English translations of their work.

You must be able to take full credit for the creation of your work sample. No collaborations unless applying as a team!

ALL APPLICANTS must also include:

An up to date resumé

• Email addresses of 2 professionals familiar with you and your work (your recommenders will be contacted for letters by us)

An artist’s statement explaining your current need for a residency, as well as the details of the proposed project while in residence

Submissions are done entirely online through our Submittable page.  Click here.

Applications will be accepted beginning January 1st, 2018 with a deadline of March 1st, 2018 (11:59pm).

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

One Company Writers Residency Retreat

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The Writer's Residency Retreat
with Nick Demos

September 5 to 11, 2017

The Lake House at DoLittle Farm, Long Valley, NJ

A four day residency at DoLittle farm in Long Valley, NJ (1 hour, 15 min outside of NYC). Transportation to and from NYC is provided. The stay is in an 8 bedroom, 4 bath home on a private lake. There are NO FEES to the artist. Meals are not provided. However, there is a grocery store nearby and a full kitchen for the participants use. No more than five participants will be in residence at one time.

Application deadline is 11:59pm on July 1, 2017.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 15, 2017 via email.

Emerging and current writers are eligible to apply for the Farm.

Artist residency at the farm is for applicants who are:
  • Generating new or original work
  • Seeking to foster a rigor of practice by dedicating time and focus to the creative process
  • In need of a space in which to create and develop work
  • Seeking to make connections with a community of peers to engage in creative and professional dialogue
The Farm accepts applications from:
  • Writers working solo
  • Writers who work as a collaborative pair (no more than 2)
  • Writers of a musical (no more than 3)
Please note: only 1 application per individual or group.

APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

One Co. does not accept applications from currently enrolled students.

One Co. does not accept applications from those who have already been awarded a residency in 2016.

REVIEW PROCESS & SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications are reviewed by One Co. board members, alumni and industry professionals.

Applicants are selected based on the following criteria:

Merit of past work based on submitted work samples
Career record according to narrative biography and resume
Proposed projects and ideas as expressed in the proposal and artist statement
Artist will present a summary of the work completed at the Farm.

Artist will write a thank you note to the owner of the Farm.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

THERE IS NO FEE TO APPLY. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please submit the following information below. Submissions should be one document with work samples attached and include:

Contact information

Two professional references (contact information only)
One page artist resume
Proposal (max 200 words)
Work samples

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

BRB Artists Retreat

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The BRB retreat presents an opportunity for artists of all mediums to initiate their own projects, build collaborative relationships, and develop their artistic process. The FGP BRB Retreat, now in its fifth year, has served hundreds of theatre artists, musicians, choreographers, composers, designers, installations artists, authors, and podcasters. Applications are open to artists of all mediums and methods. Established artists trying their hand at a new craft are also welcome to apply.

The BRB Retreat programming presents two opportunities for interested artists.

The first, available to all artists, is a 6-day retreat with a focus on getting a new project started in a community of artists working on similar goals.

The second, is a 6-day retreat, reserved for BRB alumni, with a focus on developing an existing project with the assistance of FGP’s 2017 Summer Apprentices.

The 2017 BRB Retreat will take place in two week-long sessions between August 1st and August 20th.

Resident BRB Artists will pay a subsidized fee of $350 which helps FGP cover lodging, all meals, and travel to and from the retreat space in Pennsylvania.

Applications for the BRB Artist Retreat and Summer Apprenticeship will close April 8th, 2017.
Click here to apply: https://freshgroundpeppernyc.com/submit/

Thursday, August 11, 2016

3rd National Winters Playwrights Retreat

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The HBMG Foundation and Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) are welcoming writers to their community in Colorado for the 3rd National Winters Playwrights Retreat.

Last winter, 30 playwrights from throughout the country accepted our invitation for an extraordinary creative retreat. This year, we are extending invitations to dramaturgs and directors as well. We want to share our winter with any playwright or group of artists who seek a place to recharge and create. If you are a playwright, director, dramaturg or producer, we invite you to apply.

Nestled in between the cliffs of this winter Colorado wonderland is a Lord D Theatre boasting some of the best performances in the western United States. HBMG Foundation and CRT want to use the serenity and creative energy of the Rocky Mountains to set the stage for new play development. You’ll stay in CRT housing, meet with artistic staff, enjoy dinner with staff and friends, and potentially have an opportunity to have your play read out loud by equity actors who have stayed the winter.

Details: You are welcome to stay and write for one week (Sunday through Saturday) January 1st –February 18. The retreat is divided into solo weeks and two group weeks. We want you to use this time for writing, networking and recharging. This is not a competition. We want you to create. If you choose, you may elect to have your play read by actors in an intimate salon setting. Afterward, you will receive feedback from the actors, staff and invited guest. We do not expect your work to be completed. In some cases, you may only have a few scenes in development if any. The reading could be at the beginning or end of your stay. Our goal is not to judge your work, but to provide you feedback for its development. Artists whose works are ready, may be encouraged to submit a piece to CRT’s Headwater’s Festival for New Plays. CRT has invited playwrights from the past two years to be a part of CRT’s Headwaters Festival.

If you can get yourself here and get yourself fed, we’ll provide the gorgeous scenery, and accommodations. You are welcome to bring actors, director or co-creators with you – for readings or planning pow wows.

Wanna know more about us? The internet has the answers!
www.hbmgfoundation.org
www.humanstage.org
www.creederep.org



To apply for your “week of writing getaway,” contact Ann at apittman@hbmginc.com . Introduce yourself professionally and personally, and include details on what you’ll be working on and the dates you would be interested in staying.

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