The author looks at how conferences and residencies are adapting to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting virtual events and adjusting their budgets to stay afloat.
Sidney Clifton, the eldest daughter of poet Lucille Clifton, has purchased her childhood home in Baltimore with plans to recreate the space as a haven for emerging and established artists.
For the first time in its 113-year history, MacDowell launches a virtual residency in an effort to build artistic community and fellowship during a time of social distancing.
The Anderson Center in Minnesota offers the nation’s only residency designed to give Deaf artists time to work alongside one another.
Founded in 1997, the Hugo House offers writing classes and events, including the annual Hugo Literary Series, which invites established and up-and-coming writers to create new work and debut it at the house, and the Zine Archive and Publishing Project, which maintains a library of more than 20,000 handmade and independent publications. Residencies, one for an established writer and one for a youth writers, are also offered.
A look at residency opportunities with the National Parks Arts Foundation and the National Park Service, through which writers can work in secluded spots such as a private island in the Florida Keys or Alaska’s Denali National Park.
The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden offers a three- to four-week residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer in Stockholm, Sweden. The resident is provided with private lodging in a furnished cottage and a $1,000 stipend. Travel expenses and meals are not included. Using only the online application system, submit 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references with a $25 application fee by January 21, 2020. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, 831 Mulberry Street, Louisville, KY 40217. Adam Day and Michael Estes, Coordinators.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to mid-career poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents are provided with travel expenses, private lodging, work space, and a $50 daily stipend. Using only the online application system, submit two work samples of up to 20 pages each, a curriculum vitae, a project description, a proposal for a community event, and two letters of recommendation with a $20 application fee by February 15.
Brown Foundation Fellows Program, Dora Maar House, Museum of Fine Arts, P.O. Box 6826, Houston, TX 77265. (713) 639-7345.
After twenty-two years as the executive director of the MacDowell Colony, Cheryl A. Young discusses the future of the prestigious residency program.