Small Time
residency project

Small Press Traffic, in partnership with This Will Take Time, invites submissions for their collaborative residency project SMALL TIME.

SMALL TIME grants selected experimental writers and their collaborators, at any stage in their career, a free residency program at This Will Take Time, as well as an opportunity to perform creative and critical work, and give an artist talk. Residents may request a stipend based on budgetary needs.

About the SMALL TIME residency project

SMALL TIME offers the opportunity to integrate critical and creative practices into a new set of parameters, and brings potential of challenging established routines, activities and assumptions. SMALL TIME asks experimental writers and their collaborators to question what constitutes creative space and creative community while fomenting their own writing. 

Successful candidates will be offered a two to four week long residency slot, based on preference and scheduling availability. Applicants may apply as an individual or as a collaborative couple (friends and/or collaborators). At least one member of a collaborative cohort should identify primarily as a writer. Residents may be allowed to bring children, but must provide their own childcare and supervision. No pets are allowed.


The aim of this residency program is to generate new work or a body of work, although there is no obligation to do so during your time in residence. Residents will be offered opportunities to perform their creative work at a local reading for Small Press Traffic and/or give either a critical talk and/or have a public conversation with another writer/artist, depending on scheduling availability.


SMALL TIME includes housing on the expansive property at This Will Take Time.

  • Residents are expected to fund their own travel to and from Point Arena.
  • Residents may submit an application for stipend support, although they must be able to complete the residency without this support if it is not available.
  • Residents are expected to arrive at This Will Take Time prepared to work independently for the duration of the residency. 

If you need any special accommodations, let us know in your application.


This Will Take Time is located in Point Arena, a small coastal town 3.5 hours north of the Bay Area. The varying terrain spans 80 acres and includes open fields, forested areas, a creek, and a small pond. The entire area is open to exploration and experimentation. The property is walking distance from the coast and the 1665 acres of the Stornetta public lands. Point Arena Main Street is also a 15 minute walk away and has a co-op grocery store, a small library, a couple bars, a community-run theater and other local establishments. To some, we hope the property will merely be a jumping off point to explore the region and communities that surround us.

During the residency, you will have a private room in a large wooden farmhouse. The house is comfortable and well-equipped with modern amenities, including wifi, running water, electricity, etc. Residents will have shared access to the communal kitchen, library, bathrooms, and common areas. Though individual residents may be alone for some period of the residency, assume 1-3 other residents will be sharing the house.


This Will Take Time (TWTT) is an non-profit arts organization located in the small coastal town of Point Arena, CA. Dedicated to supporting long-term projects and experiments, TWTT runs an artist residency that fosters a wide range of creative practices. TWTT was founded in early 2015 by Tara Shi and Benjamin Lotan.

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This program is temporarily on hold. Check back for updates in 2020.

Please include names of all collaborators, if approriate.

Share links to your website, portfolios, CV's, past projects + other online content relevant to your application.

Describe the project you'll be working on, and why this particular residency appeals to you.

Request 2-4 weeks between January 15 and March 31st, 2018.

If yes, you may request $50–250 per person. 

Please provide the name and contact info of one person who knows you both personally and artistically.

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