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Vermont Studio Center

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Vermont Studio Center is pleased to invite applications for its residency program for artists and writers.

Fellowships offer full funding and will be awarded to artists and writers with exceptional work. For this application period VSC will award 17 fellowships and invite residents to join us between October 2022 and May 2023. All applicants are eligible to apply for 7 merit-based VSC Fellowships for 3 or 4-week residencies. 

  • Visiting Artist & Writer Program
  • private accommodations with bathroom
  • private studio space
  • delicious fresh daily meals 

Join an inspired — U.S.-based and international — creative community of 20 other artists and writers for 2, 3, and 4-week residency session options. Each residency is a  truly transformational experience of being in a supportive environment where you, and your fellow working artists and writers, can further develop your creative practices. 

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Fully funded fellowships for residencies.

Deadline: 
15/June/2022
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Open Script Call/Writer Call for Feature Film

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About Us

Catsnake have been making short films, online videos and TVC for the third sector for over a decade, with the aim of creating a social impact for our charity clients. We are now looking to tell our stories on a larger canvas and are looking for talented screenwriters/writers/dreamers to collaborate with.

Our focus is on telling stories that change beliefs and behaviour. We believe deeply in the power of narratives to engage, entertain, and lead to positive change for our communities, our environment and our collective future.

We have a highly collaborative, relaxed culture, driven by laughter and creativity and fuelled by many cups of tea.

For examples of our past work visit catsnake.com.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for exceptional writers, passionate about the idea of creating societal change/shifting mindsets through story to work with us to develop feature film scripts.

Although the stories we want to tell should have some kind of social impact/quest for societal change at their hearts, they first and foremost should be entertaining - be it comedy, horror, a coming of age buddy movie or high stakes drama, we believe we can only truly engage audiences with rethinking their long held beliefs/ideas if we engage and entertain them first.

Our aim is to work closely with writers to develop their ideas/scripts. If we think an idea/treatment/script is something we would like to work on then we will apply for development funding to develop it to a point where we believe we can raise finance for the film.

We are really excited to meet new writers and to start developing exciting, meaningful work with you. We would like the writers we work with to have at least one produced piece of work (short film, TVC, theatre etc).

Process

We will endeavour to read all submissions within one month of the closing date.

We will then shortlist and invite writers for a chemistry meeting to chat through the idea, our plans, ethos and to see if we think collaborating would be a good fit.

From there we will select 1 - 3 projects to take forward into the next stage of development (we reserve the right not to progress any of the proposed projects if we do not think they are the right fit). 

We will engage writers initially through a shopping agreement whilst we look to win funding to develop the project.

Once funding is secured we will draw up an option with payment terms etc for the development and writing period.

We are particularly interested in hearing from/meeting writers with lived experience/from the community affected by a certain issue(s). We believe to be representative and inclusive. It is important that the voice telling the story is authentic.

How to apply

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please apply by emailing us a treatment and script sample for your feature film(s)/long form TV series to scripts@catsnake.com. The sample script does not have to be from the same project as the treatment.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 28th March Midnight

 

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Call for Creative Writers

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The Contemporary Art Modern Project (CAMP) is a Miami-based gallery and contemporary art platform delivering art projects, creating connections between art and the public, building the young collectors' inventory, and aiding both emerging and established artists in their careers. 

 

The CAMP is launching a biannual digital magazine, wanting to carve out a thoughtful and honest space for art and conversation. We aim to extend our disruptive ethos, shying away from the exploitative practices of the global art industry, to honor the idea that art is intentional.

 

We are looking for poets and creative writers to include in our inaugural June 2021 issue and round out our vision of a creative platform that is of service to artists at all points in their careers. The theme for the issue and written content is “art is intentional.”

 

To be considered, we ask that you email the following to CAMP Creatives Maria Gabriela Di Giammarco and Brianna Luz Fernandez 

 

Your work: poetry or creative writing, 100–500 words.

CV: no pressure, it’s just so we can get an idea of your history

Social media handle or website

 

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021.

 

 

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15/April/2021

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Call for Writers - Keep It Short and Simple 12-word Writing Contest

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It is said that sometimes words get in the way of a good story.

If that is the case, let’s write a story with as few words as possible. In fact, tell us a story in 12 words exactly.

The ABC’s of our Keep It Short and Simple 12-word contest can be explained in, well, 12-words: 

Articulate a story or concept with
Brevity in an interesting
Creative way.

Even small words count (we believe in the power of the little guys) and contractions count as one word (because working together makes us better).

This is a chance to challenge yourself to try something a little different and have some fun doing it!

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Win up to $100 cash.
Prizes Details: 
  • 1st place wins $100 and a book from one of our judges in your chosen format
  • 2nd place wins $75
  • 3rd place wins $25
Deadline: 
25/February/2021

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$12 per entry
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Call for Writers - Dialogue Only Contest (up to 250 words)

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Who here has ever skimmed over rich detailed paragraphs of description scrambling to find the next section of dialogue?

Yup! Guilty.

Well written dialogue can move your story forward more effectively than pages of narrative.

The Dialogue Only Contest is an opportunity to create a clear and compelling story using nothing but dialogue.

Your entry can be up to 250 words. Even the smallest words add to the word-count (we believe in the power of the little guys) and contrractions count as one word (because working together makes us better!)

You may have as many characters as you choose, but the dialogue must stand on its own without any description, gestures, narration, or dialogue tags (i.e. he/she/they said).

For this contest grammar is secondary and your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue.

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up to $200 cash
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  • 1st place wins $200 cash and a book from one of our judges in your chosen format.
  • 2nd place wins $100 cash. 
  • 3rd place wins $50 cash. 
Deadline: 
25/March/2021

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Early Registration ($20) Ends March 18th / Registration ($25) Ends March 25th
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Peruvian Amazon Storytelling Workshop Call for Applications

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Real Lives Multicultural Association is inviting visual artists, filmmakers, photographers, writers, poets, artisans to apply for the

Peruvian Amazon Storytelling Workshop June 24th to July 04th 2020

For 10 days, 15 passionate writers, artists and filmmakers will be submerged in the density of the Peruvian Amazonas and the lives of the local Shawi. Guided by a diverse Team of acclaimed international creatives and Peruvian indigenous leaders, participants will be exposed to the raw nature of the rainforest, conflicting forces impacting indigenous communities and sustainable activities to address climate change.

Each participant will develop a short provocation/artwork under the guidance and supervision of the Team. Unlike other workshops, the local inhabitants will not be mere characters in these stories but will serve as mentors, project collaborators and cultural mediators. The process of creation will require some form of partnership between local and international storytellers in defining, style, method, message and culture.

The workshop will take place in various setting including the urban river-based culture of Iquitos, the tropical rainforest surroundings of the Allpahuayo Mishana Reserve, and the facilities of Formabiap’s indigenous bi-lingual education centre at Zúngarococha.

For more info and to apply please go to our website and contact us through the online form.

Teaching staff:
Rafael Chanchari Pizuri; Shawi teacher, shaman and philosopher (Peru)
Juan Carlos Galeano; poet, filmmaker, professor (Colombia/US)
Sophie Beer; object artist, art historian, cultural manager (AT)
Leoncio Ramirez Vasquez; photographer, producer, Peruvian Amazon expert (Peru)
Mark Abouzeid; filmmaker, photojournalist, storyteller (US /IT/LB)

PAY IT FORWARD - Proceeds from the workshop will be used to support Voces Indígenas Pilot Project (Peru): Empowering indigenous youth through Documentary Filmmaking.

For more info and to apply please go to website and contact us through the online form.

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PAY IT FORWARD - Proceeds from the workshop will be used to support Voces Indígenas Pilot Project (Peru): Empowering indigenous youth through Documentary Filmmaking.

Tuition fee includes: Individual Field Kits (Value €500): 1 DJI Osmo Pocket, 1 art-quality sketchbook, 1 USB with background information, and 1 dry sack to protect your gear.

All accommodations – 11 nights.
Three daily meals for 10 days.
Availability of drinking water 24h.
Iquitos Airport Transfers.
Local Transportation in motorboat/canoe/vehicle for location visits and excursions.
Local Guides – translators.
Use of specialized equipment including drones, audio recording and field cameras.

Deadline: 
30/March/2020

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