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.
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.
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.
Applications for two to four week residencies are now open until December 15, 2018. Slots are available from September 15, 2018 until June 30, 2019.
Proposals will be considered from experimental writers of any genre. Successful candidates will be notified on a rolling basis until December 15, 2018.
Applicants are encouraged to propose projects that consider the notion of collaboration and/or use of TWTT space and land, although this is not required.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked to provide the following:
- Your name and contact details
- A statement or bio (300 word or less)
- Relevant links and content
- Why you would like to be a resident, and/or a specific project proposal for your stay
-Request for a stipend up to $200
- Preferred dates and length of stay between September 2018 and June 2019