Thank you for applying to 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 2021 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 offer 10 or more 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.
We also offer twenty or more stipends, partial scholarships, and other fee reduction programs to attend our labs or retreats. Again, there is not a separate application process for these opportunities, but we do ask about need.
When asked on the application, 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