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Global Indigenous Voices - calling for playwrights

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Global Voices is an UK based theatre project working with international playwrights to share new rehearsed readings. We are joining forces with Border Crossings’ ORIGINS Festival to present Global Indigenous Voices.

Curated by Mohegan theatre-maker Madeline Sayet, the evening will feature excerpts from five plays by Indigenous writers from around the world, and a post-performance discussion about the plays and the themes unearthed.  

We welcome submissions from all Indigenous writers.

The performances of rehearsed excerpts will be taking place on Thursday 13th June 2019 at the British Library in London. 

We are looking for plays from contexts beyond the UK; exploring issues and settings that audiences might not otherwise see in London theatres. 

Plays can be any length, and with any number of characters; and must be in, or translated into, English.

If you are submitting a play that has been translated and if the play or translation is still under copyright, you must ensure that both the playwright and the translator (or the relevant rights-holders) give their authorisation for the translation to be submitted and to participate. This is a paid opportunity.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 5pm GMT, 1st May 2019

This is a paid opportunity. The event is funded by Arts Council England.

Deadline: 
05/01/2019

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Autobiography and Fiction with Electric Literature | Literary Arts

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Overview

This program is for writers working in autobiography, fiction, and auto-fiction. With the support of guest faculty, participants will explore the distinctions and intersecting themes between genres, such as when to be beholden to the truth and when to break free from it, writing fiction vs. memoir (and how to decide which is which), and teasing satisfying narrative threads from real life. 

Through these themes and questions, guest faculty will help writers develop their own unique voice and approach to writing autobiography, memoir, and fiction.

What does the program offer?

Over two weeks, writers will have time and space to work on their individual manuscripts. Editors Halimah Marcus and Jess Zimmerman, from Electric Literature will be available for editorial consultations and will lead a group seminar on strategies for getting published. 

Guest faculty Meredith Talusan and Susan Choi will lead group and individual discussions around the program’s themes and approaches relevant to the process of writing narrative fiction, auto-fiction, memoir, autobiography, and other related subgenres. 

The program will feature a guest speaker event featuring award-winning Canadian writer Dionne Brand, as well as two reading nights featuring writers reading from their works in progress alongside guest faculty.

Who should apply? 

We welcome all writers (emerging and established) writing auto-fiction, autobiography, and memoir, from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

What's Included

  • Single Room
  • Regular Meal Plan
  • Showcase Your Work
  • Gym Membership
  • Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives
  • Box Office Discounts
  • Participant Resources

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program fee (single room)* $2 218.22 +GST
Program fee with financial assistance (single room)* $1 109.11 +GST

Application fee: $35. The application fee for this program has been reduced through our partnership with Electric Literature.

*Financial Aid of up to 50% of the program fee is available for this program. 

Deadline: 
03/27/2019
Fee Detail: 
65
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Summer Writers Retreat 2019 Literary Arts

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The Summer Writers Retreat is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, which doubles as your private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers. You will have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and performances and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

What does the program offer?

This self-directed residency offers the opportunity to work away from the constraints of everyday life. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community of your peers around you. The program provides opportunities for consultations with guest mentors, and optional group sessions led by guest mentors that allow writers to explore literary tools, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice. You may also sign up for additional walks and day trips within Banff National Park as well as campus-wide activities organized by our Participant Resources team.

This flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional. Participants can request to extend their stay. Mentorship will not be offered during extended stays. These requests will be approved based on availability of accommodation (additional fees will apply).

Who should apply? 

Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre. We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

What's Included

  • Single Room
  • Regular Meal Plan
  • Showcase Your Work
  • Gym Membership
  • Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives
  • Box Office Discounts
  • Participant Resources

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee (Single Room) $2 218.22+GST
Application fee: $65

Help fund your experience at Banff Centre! View a compiled list of external national and international opportunities here. Funding from Banff Centre is not available for this program.
 

Deadline: 
04/24/2019
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Joya: AiR / spring residencies for artists and writers 2019

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Joya: AiR is a not for profit arts residency developed by artists for artists of every conceivable discipline. Consider Joya: AiR not only a unique, stimulating and contemplative environment for international artists and writers, but as a meeting point for divergent and creative thinking. This is a multi-disciplinary residency, self determined, critical and profoundly engaging.

Joya: arte + ecología / AiR is an "off-grid" interdisciplinary residency rooted in the crossroads of art, ecology and sustainable living practice. It is located in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María - Los Vélez, in the north of the province of Almería, Andalucía. Joya: AiR offers abundant time and space for residents to make, think, explore and learn from their surroundings.

Joya: AiR supports a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, visual art, writing, music, dance, curatorial and film. Founded by Simon and Donna Beckmann in 2009, the Joya: arte + ecología / AiR programme is grounded in the foundation that dynamic and sustainable creative activity is the backbone to regenerating the land that has been slowly abandoned over the last fifty years. 

Since 2009, Joya: AiR has welcomed over 600 artists and creatives to realise their projects within one of the most unique and beautiful regions of the country. This is one of the sunniest regions of Europe receiving over 3000 hours of sunlight a year.

Residents have access to studio space and 20 hectares of land. Accommodation (private room with attached bathroom) and meals are included, as is collection and return to the nearest public transport system.

Joya’s working languages are English and Spanish.

 

DISCIPLINES AND MEDIA:

Interdisciplinary: Visual Art / Sculpture / Ceramics (enquire before applying) / Dance / Theatre / Performing Arts / Music / Writing / Educational Programmes / New Media / Curatorial / Film Making /

TYPE OF ORGANISATION:

Independent not for profit association/foundation

APPLICATION:

Joya: AiR is currently accepting applications in Spanish and English only.

RESIDENCY PERIOD:

The length of the residency would be 1 to 2 weeks (longer periods are available)

NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE:

SATURDAY THE 17TH OF MARCH 2019

RESIDENCY PERIOD:

1ST MAY - 14TH JULY 2019

FEE:

The Joya: AiR residency has a subsidised fee of €325 per week + tax (10%). This covers the cost of accommodation, wood for heating and all meals. It also includes collection from our nearest transport hub, Vélez Rubio.

Deadline: 
03/17/2019
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CALL | Self-Directed Artist in Residence | Call for Applications | Ongoing

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Indulge in an affordable Self-Directed Artist Residency in the historic Caetani heritage house in Canada's wine country - the Okanagan Valley of BC. The self-directed residencies are open to emerging and established artists, writers and creatives (of all disciplines) for a timeframe between 2 weeks to 3 months.

Number of Participants

You are welcome to apply as an individual, as artistic collaborators, and as couples. Our 3 residencies consist of 3 private rooms sharing a second floor suite including bathroom, kitchen, living room, library and main floor entryway.

CURRENT + UPCOMING AVAILABILITY:

  • Fogliano Room: from now - March 8th, March 29th - April 24th then June 12th onward.

  • Caetani Room: from now - May 29th. June 24th onwards.

  • Sermoneta Room: from April 10th-May 10th. Anytime between November 4th, 2019 and April 30th, 2020.

  • Teano Suite: from now - April 10th. 

DATES: ongoing availability (minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months) RATES: between $10-$30/night depending on room + season

NOTIFICATION: within 5 days of application received

INCLUDED IN THE RESIDENCY: for a reasonable fee (between $10-$30/night depending on room + season) artists stay in their own room with shared accommodations (kitchen, bathroom, living room, entryway) at the Caetani Cultural Centre (a heritage house walking distance of downtown Vernon.) If desired, artists are offered the opportunity to teach a workshop and offer a reading/presentation/etc.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE RESIDENCY: travel expenses, food, health insurance, art materials, shipping costs, exhibition costs and other personal expenses.

Learn more and apply here.

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New international bursaries for UK bloggers

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The British Council is thrilled to offer a new opportunity for talented UK arts bloggers and writers to travel internationally.

Bloggers have had a huge influence on UK performance, but opportunities for paid work or career development are few and far between. To address this, we’re piloting a programme awarding bursaries to three UK bloggers – enabling them to have an international experience, develop their skills and build connections outside the UK.

The winners will spend time in either Lagos, Romania or a country of your choice, meeting new contacts and discovering the richness of cultural exchange. This opportunity also includes two hours of mentoring with a member of our judging panel, led by Lyn Gardner. We ask winners to produce one or more pieces of work about performance inspired by their visit – to be published by the British Council, by themselves or by another publisher.

We're looking for arts bloggers who live in the UK and have at least two years' experience of blogging, writing, vlogging or podcasting about arts. There's full information about how to apply on our website. Get your applications in before midday on 29 November 2018.

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