NALIP’s Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab at ARC (Artist Retreat Center)
Selected Fellows will be invited to the Vermont ARC (Artist Retreat Center) OCT. 3-11 where 8-12 diverse women filmmakers will workshop their documentaries, narrative scripts, or digital projects with distinguished mentors. Within this supportive environment, fellows present their work, participate in focused mentoring sessions, and connect and network for support and project accountability, creating a growing community of artists working together to increase their own successful project completion, and to raise the voices and success rate of women of color filmmakers in the media industry.
Applications open: July 30, 2015
Application deadline: August 17, 2015
WORK DETAILS: Each artist will have time and space to work independently during the residency. Each project will be workshopped by the group, as well as receiving individual mentorship. Projects most suited to this residency include documentaries or series in progress, and/or scripts in progress. Projects in the development stage will be less competitive but are encouraged to apply. Each artist is assigned a quiet private space for work, and is not to be disturbed during the day, although all are welcome to gather in common areas or enjoy walks in the private woods or to the nearby waterfall, to dip in the pond on the grounds, or walk to the nearby river or waterfall. A few group outings will be organized for those wishing to explore the area.
DUE – Applications due August 17 by midnight: NALIP’s online application form will close at this time and any work submissions emailed to residencylab@nalip after this time will not be considered.
Residency Lab NOTIFICATION- Applicants will be notified of Acceptance Aug. 28. Please only apply if you are sure you would be able to join us for the full time. Acceptance emails go out Aug. 28, we need to hear confirmation AND receive an online program fee of $800 to confirm your place by Sept. 4 so we can offer the residency to another worthy artist if you cannot make it.
TRAVEL DETAILS: Residents will be responsible for booking travel to and from Burlington, VT airport to arrive by 4pm Saturday, Oct. 3 and return to the airport Sunday Oct. 11 by 12noon. The Artist Residency Center is located near the town of North Troy, VT in a private estate, 3 ½ drive North of Boston, or an 8-hour drive from NYC. Address will be given only to confirmed ARC fellows. Bring passport to enter Canada for group field trip!
COST: There is no cost to participate in the Artist Retreat Center, but there is a food and ground transport fee of $800. You will be expected to cover your roundtrip transportation to Burlington, VT if flying, or to North Troy, VT if driving. For those not driving to the Artist Residency Center, a van will be available to drive Residency Lab fellows from Burlington airport to the ARC 1 ½ hours away on Friday Oct. 3 in the late afternoon (4pm), and then return on Sunday, Oct. 11 in the early morning to the Burlington Airport.
RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS AVAIL: The Residency Lab fellowship provides up to $700.00 travel and food stipend to offset the cost of transport and meals for the Residency. A limited number of fellowships are available.