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Hippospit is a travel blog, created by a creative person who has been on the road for two years.

Currently, hippospit is accepting submissions from artists, writers, and other creatives who have something to say about the places they’ve been.

To be considered for publication, please send a jpeg, google doc, or pdf of your completed piece. The more artistic, unique, and insightful, the better. I don’t care where you’ve been - you can submit a comic about a night you spent in a Motel 6 while driving across Iowa to visit your aunt - so long as it’s unique and well-executed.

Also, you must have a PayPal account to be compensated for your work. Hippospit pays between $15-35 per accepted submission, depending on the complexity of the work.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing your work!

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10/14/2020

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OPEN CALL FOR ESSAYS, POEMS, AND OTHER WRITINGS

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Open call for works in writing that address queer performativity & corporalities. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Bar Riots, El Sotano Art Space invites New York based writers, poets and artist to submit work that engages with the concepts of queer revolutions. The purpose of this exhibition is to vocalize and show the different ways in which queer communities and queer individuals enact resistance, revolution and rebellion; from their own corporality, individual and community actions, materialities and performativity. Thinking of Queer Revolutions as something that starts in the viscera, sweats through the skin and filters into the streets.

Artists will be given the opportunity to perform a live reading of their piece on July 12th.

 

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06/10/2019

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2019 Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Residence Opportunities for Writers and Musicians

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2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM – SESSION DATES

Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Session 01: Thursday, May 30 – Monday, June 24, 2019

Session 02: Thursday, June 27 – Monday, July 22, 2019

Session 03: Thursday, August 8 – Monday, September 2, 2019

Session 04: Thursday, September 5 – Monday, September 30, 2019

Applications only accepted through Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Submittable site

Byrdcliffe welcomes Artists-in-Residence for 2019 in the areas of Writing, Music Composition, and Playwriting/Screenwriting (details below).

Individual artists participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $700 for the residency which covers studio access and accommodations within a 250-acre mountain campus. You may select your accommodation preferences on the application. Byrdcliffe offers financial aid opportunities to participants based on a combination of need and merit. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must submit the required financial information listed in the application.

Writing

All forms of original prose, poetry, and nonfiction are accepted at Byrdcliffe for the May through September 2019 AIR season. Nonfiction in this category may include essays, criticism, journalism, autobiography, monographs, memoirs, and experimental forms.

Music Composition

Composers, songwriters, and musicians working in a wide range of musical genres are welcome at Byrdcliffe during the May through September 2019 AIR season. Music Composition residents have access to a private studio called the Ice House, a converted outbuilding with an upright Steinway Piano near the Byrdcliffe Barn where they can work undisturbed as well as several performance spaces that may be utilized for informal presentations of works-in-progress.

Playwriting/Screenwriting

Writers working on a screenplay, stage play, teleplay, radio play, and/or an audio drama are accepted at Byrdcliffe in this category for the May through September 2019 AIR season. Playwrights are typically given a work space in White Pines, the magnificent and quiet original home of Byrdcliffe’s founders.

Since its founding in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, located in the historic, unique community of Woodstock, NY, is one of the earliest utopian art colonies in America, located only 2.5 hours north of New York City. Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists like Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more, to and live and work on a 250-acre property surrounded by the serene beauty of the Catskill Mountains.

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA communities, and other historically underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Regretfully Byrdcliffe is unable to accommodate young children at this time. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios. Accommodations consist of simple historic arts & crafts style cabins and cottages clustered together in a close to nature forest setting. Mice, deer, hawks, ticks, chipmunks, bunnies, bears, owls, dust, leaf mold, and other elements of nature are present.

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02/15/2019
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Byrdcliffe Artist Residency Program 2019 in Woodstock, NY

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Byrdcliffe offers fully and partially funded residencies to creatives in all disciplines for monthly, seasonal, and year round duration in a serene mountain community 2.5 hours north of NYC in the mountains of Woodstock NY. Iterations open to individuals and couples. Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty. In our Monthly Air Program, artists may choose between communal living consisting of a private bedroom in a shared building with a separate private studio OR apply for one of two private live/work cottages in close proximity. Cottages may accommodate couples depending on their practices. All monthly Artists are invited to participate an open studio, work-share, artist studio visits, cultural field trips, and communal dinners, or are free to work in solitude during their entire stay. Residents have the opportunity to participate in an exhibition at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts the Spring following their residency.

Byrdcliffe annually welcomes over 80 visual artists, writers, weavers, composers, and creators of exceptional talent in groups of 15-20 per month. The main criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence or demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Emerging as well as established artists, writers, musicians, and craftspeople in nearly all media are invited to apply.  We offer ceramic kilns, weaving looms, and a minimal darkroom. We currently do not have printmaking facilities/equipment or a woodshop but welcome these disciplines. Please email us if you have questions regarding your specific practice's eligibility.

The application deadline is February 15, 2019. There is a subsidized fee of $700 for participation in the Monthly AiR program. Fellowships and subsidies are available to offset the residency fee. Different fees apply for private accommodations in Varenka and The Forge. Byrdcliffe extends tremendous gratitude to all of our supporters and granting partners and is offering the following fellowships for the 2019 AiR season through their generosity:

-Pollock-Krasner Foundation Support Fellowships for Visual Artists Affected by Natural Disaster

-The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship for Visual Artists

-The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color

-The annual Ford/Knauth Fellowships for LGBTQ artists

-The annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Fellowship for Playwrights

-Individual Merit Fellowships provided by private donors-

-Need and Merit Based Financial Aid

 

2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM SESSION DATES:

Session 01: Thursday, May 30 – Monday, June 24, 2019

Session 02: Thursday, June 27 – Monday, July 22, 2019

Session 03: Thursday, August 8 – Monday, September 2, 2019

Session 04: Thursday, September 5 – Monday, September 30, 2019

 

In addition to basic information and preferences, you will be asked to supply the following materials during your AIR application:

 -Work samples whose requirements vary by discipline

 -3 statements, each under 200 words (about one paragraph): Bio Statement, Goals, and Approach to Community

 -A current resume or CV

 -Names and contact information for two references

 -If applying for financial aid, the first two pages of your most recent tax return

-If applying as a couple, the 2nd artist will be asked to submit similar materials during the application

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA communities, and other historically underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Regretfully Byrdcliffe is unable to accommodate young children at this time. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios. Accommodations consist of simple historic arts & crafts style cabins and cottages clustered together in a close to nature forest setting. Mice, deer, hawks, ticks, chipmunks, bunnies, bears, owls, dust, leaf mold, and other possible irritants are present.

 

Deadline: 
02/15/2019
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Global Voices Theatre

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A platform for voices unheard and stories untold.

Global Voices Theatre returns with three highly anticipated events, premiering excerpts of plays in translation and from the wider English-speaking world. Performances of rehearsed readings will be taking place on the following dates:

  • Global Female Voices at Arcola Theatre: 8pm, Saturday 23rd February 2019
  • Global Female Arab Voices at Rich Mix (part of the AWAN festival): 8pm, Saturday 9th March 2019
  • Global Queer Voices at Arcola Theatre: 3.30pm, Saturday 6th April 2019
     

For Global Female Voices and Global Female Arab Voices, we are welcoming submissions from female-identifying playwrights; and we are particularly interested in reading submissions from playwrights from Arab countries and the Arab diaspora. 

For Global Queer Voices, we are welcoming submissions from playwrights who identify as LGBTQIA+.

We are looking for plays from contexts beyond the UK; exploring issues and settings that audiences might not otherwise see in London theatres. Playwrights should be based (or should have previously resided) outside of the UK; or they should be part of the international community.

Plays can be any length, from any period, 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, dependent on funding.

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Before applying, please take a look at the questions and answers below.

Does it have to be a new play?

We only specify that the play should not have been previously staged in the UK.

I’ve written a play in a language other than English – can you help me get it translated?

We’re only able to accept plays that have already been translated.

I’m a playwright with a great idea for a play, or am writing a play at the moment that I need some guidance with – can you support me in writing a play for this event?

We’re looking for plays that have already been written and are not able to offer dramaturgy or feedback.

I’m a playwright from a less represented part of the world, but I write in English – can I still submit my play?

Yes.  We are very aware that the ‘English-speaking world’ represented on London stages can be overwhelmingly from a small number of countries and that there are large areas of the English-speaking world which are almost completely unrepresented.

Will I be paid if my play or translation is used?

Yes. Playwrights and translators will receive a modest fee, dependent on funding (we will receive confirmation in late January 2019).

 

Global Voices Theatre is a non-profit company. We will be charging a minimal ticket fee to attend readings which covers the basic costs of staging the readings. Translators and writers will retain all rights to future production, and we will invite producers, directors and representatives from theatres to attend. We hope productions are picked up for future development or performance.

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Writing Theatrical Encounters with Gabriel Gbadamosi

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Join award-winning playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi for a practical, floor based workshop on how to use narrative as a tool to explore depictions of time and geography in theatre.

Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London

26 January 2019

10am – 5pm, Studio 4

£90  - this price includes a ticket for Gabriel's play 'Stop and Search' at the Arcola Theatre, 26 January, 8pm.

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