MDOCS Stroytellers' Institue

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Founded 2015
Saratoga Springs, United States


The MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute is a non-fiction arts residency on Skidmore College campus every June. A creative and intellectual community, the institute brings together professional non-fiction storytellers and artists (Visiting Fellows), Skidmore College students/ faculty/ staff, and Regional community members. The institute is a fully funded opportunity that offers fellows time to work on personal non-fiction arts projects, networking opportunities, access to a creative community of critique and nurture, a platform to publicly display work, and an intellectual community to engage with the year’s theme.

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The institute is located on Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, New York, a scenic summer community at the foothills of the Adirondaks. Fellowship includes: Community and feedback from a renowned group of multidisciplinary artists/storytellers/documentarians $2500 honorarium Travel stipend of up to $500 Public presentation/exhibition opportunities Access to MDOCS DocLab production equipment and space Room and board – in Skidmore’s Sussman Village Housing and through Skidmore dining hall Access to Skidmore facilities including the Lucy Scribner library and the Williamson Sport Center

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