Thank you for applying to Stowe Story Labs.
About Stowe Story Labs:
We are a nonprofit dedicated to helping emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers get work made and seen. This application is for our narrative story labs and writers' retreats. Details about our programming and template agendas can be found here.
We work to keep the cost of programming low. The 2020 fee to attend the four day Lab will be $2,450. The fee to attend a five-day writers' retreat will be $2,700. Fees include all content and some meals. Travel and lodging are separate, and lodging is offered through our lodging partners, who all offer deep and meaningful discounts to participants (and most include breakfast ....).
We 10 different fellowships to the Stowe Narrative Lab, each with its own criteria and goals. We do not yet have fellowships for other programs. The fellowships cover the fees for one participant to attend the Lab (and in some instances lodging as well as other benefits). Please check the website for information about each fellowship. You do not need to make a separate application to be considered for a fellowship. Just click 'yes' when asked and you will be considered for all applicable fellowships. You will be asked what fellowships you are most interested in (and why you are a good candidate for a fellowship) in your answers.
In 2020 we are offering 5, fully funded participant development grants. These can be used for 2020 Labs and Retreats. Each grant will be awarded through a competitive process based upon story, application, and need. The grant will fund the tuition for a 2020 program and offer a travel and lodging stipend (a roughly $4,000 value), as well as the benefits of our fellowship program. To learn more click here.
We also offer limited partial scholarships. Again, there is not a separate application process for scholarships but we do ask about need.
When asked, please rank the programs you are most interested in, which will help us sort applications during the review process. As we review material, we may reach out and suggest one program over another and ask follow up questions.
Please note we do not provide feedback on projects through our submission process.
Thank you again for taking the time to apply and best of luck in the process.
Team Stowe Story Labs