There are few words we writers like to hear more than “Your submission has won!” Though “Free” is a quick second, followed quickly by “A clean well-lighted space.” Put them all together and one hella time could be earned at the following residencies—but don’t wait to apply. September will be here before you can say I shoulda—
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Your $25 application fee could net you two to eight weeks of free housing, studio space, and a $100 weekly stipend.
Application Deadline: September 1, 2010 [for] two to eight weeks between from January 1 to June 15, 2011
Location: Nebraska City, Nebraska
The DL: Residencies of two to eight weeks go from January 1 to June 15 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents are provided with housing, studio space, and a $100 weekly stipend. Submit up to ten poems totaling no more than 30 pages, two stories or novel chapters totaling no more than 7,500 words, or two essays or chapters of a work of creative nonfiction totaling no more than 7,500 words, a writer’s statement, a project proposal, and a resumé with a $25 application fee.
**Emerging Artists News Flash**
The Kimmel Harding Nelson program gives special support to emerging artists by reserving a number of “transitional” residencies for recent masters degree graduates. The application process is the same for all applicants; however, applications from artists in transition following graduation from an accredited degree program are reviewed as a separate peer group.
More: Call ((402) 874-9600), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or check www.khncenterforthearts.org for an application and complete guidelines.
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410. (402) 874-9600. Pat Friedli, Assistant Director.
Your $30 application fee could net you room and board for two to eight months.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2010 [for] two months from February to May 2011 (Financial Aid Deadline: September 15, 2010)
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
The DL: Residencies of up to two months from February through May go to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers year-round on a 450-acre estate near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Writers are provided with room and board. For residencies in 2011, submit 6 to 10 poems or up to 25 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction and a description of a proposed project with a $30 application fee by September 15. Applications are accepted only via the online submission system. Travel aid and personal expense grants are available based on need.
More: Call ((603) 924-3886), e-mail (email@example.com), or visit www.macdowellcolony.org for an application and complete guidelines.
MacDowell Colony, 100 High Street, Peterborough, NH 03458.
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
No application fee.
Stipend awarded: no cash, but living and studio space for two to four weeks from January to June
Application Deadline: October 1, 2010 [from] January – June, 2011
Location: New York Mills, Minnesota
The DL: Residencies of two to four weeks from January through June go to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in New York Mills, Minnesota. Writers are provided with living and studio space. For residencies in 2011, submit five copies of up to 12 pages of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, a resumé, a project description, a brief biography, and two letters of recommendation by October 1. There is no application fee. E-mail or visit the Web site for an application and complete guidelines.
More: Call ((218) 385-3339), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), see www.kulcher.org for more info.
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New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, 24 North Main Avenue, P.O. Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567. Heather Cassidy, Retreat Coordinator.