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Opportunities: MDOCS Storytellers; Institute Visiting Fellows Deadline – December 5th

Opportunity: MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute Visiting Fellows
Where: Saratoga Springs or Virtual- Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2021 Storytellers’ Institute may happen virtually. If you choose to apply, please be prepared for either a virtual or in-person Institute experience.
When: June 1st- July 2nd 2021.
Deadline: December 5th
Online Application:
Fee to Participate or Apply: yes

Description Of Opportunity:

Calling all Artists, Storytellers’ and Documentarians working in Creative Non-Fiction mediums. 

Applications to be a Visiting Fellow in the 2021 MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute are now open!!! 

 Who *Non-fiction-based artists working in any and all mediums (performance, theater, sound, painting, photography, sculpture, film, video, word, installation, etc.)* 

What *A 5-week funded residency organized around the theme of Co-creation: Delights, Discontents & Dislocations* 

Where *Saratoga Springs or Virtual- due to the Covid – 19 Pandemic, we cannot say whether or not the Institute will be running virtually or in person* 

When *June 1st- July 2nd 2021* 

Why *Because you want to be inspired by a multidisciplinary, multi-generational, creative and intellectual community. * 

Fellowship includes:

  • Community and feedback from a renowned group of multidisciplinary artists/storytellers/documentarians
  • $2500 honorarium
  • Travel stipend of up to $500 (only if in person)
  • Public presentation/exhibition opportunities
  • Access to production equipment
  • Room and board for the duration of the Institute (only if in person)
  • Workspace access to Skidmore facilities (only if in person)


How To Apply:


  • Applicants must have a non-fiction-based practice and propose a non-fiction-based project.
  • Because of this year’s theme, applicants must be members of collaborative teams that span artistic or academic mediums/disciplines, or single applicants who propose projects that are collaborations with other artists, communities or institutions.
  • Applicants must have an interest in teaching and learning.
  • Accepted Fellows are expected to fully engage with Institute events and be in residence for its duration (except for non-Forum weekends). If a Fellow is not in residence for the full Institute, their stipend will be reduced. Please take a look at the schedule from a past Storytellers’ Institute here and expect that the 2021 Institute will follow a similar schedule.

What you need to apply:

  • A completed application, which includes a work sample that demonstrates your experience in non-fiction creative work. This can be written word, video, photography, audio, performance documentation, etc.
  • One letter of recommendation sent to [email protected] before the deadline or your application will not be considered.

Contact Email:[email protected]

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