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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

All application materials, including contact information, resume, work sample, and reference letters, must be submitted electronically through www.yaddo.slideroom.com. Complete, step-by-step instructions are offered on the SlideRoom website. The application portal opens June 1 for the August 1 deadline and November 1 for the January 1 deadline.

You should plan to submit a work sample that reflects the type of project you will pursue during your residency, and that represents recent, finished work. Work samples may be visual images, video, PDF files or MP3 files, depending on the individual requirements of each of the five artistic disciplines. You may apply in only one discipline and one genre. Only submit what is requested. Additional support materials (reviews, etc.) will not be considered.

Questions about instructions or policies should be addressed to Candace Wait, Program Director, 518.584.0746. or chwait@yaddo.org. Include your name and discipline in all correspondence. For technical assistance during the application process, contact support@slideroom.com.

LITERATURE

Fiction and Nonfiction: PDF, the equivalent of a double-spaced manuscript of no more than 20 pages, about 5,000 words. One or more short stories or essays or a portion of a novel or full-length work of fiction may be submitted. Do not submit a synopsis unless it is necessary for a reader to understand the text.

Drama and Libretto: PDF, the equivalent of a double-spaced manuscript of no more than 20 pages, about 5,000 words. Those adapting from another genre should provide an appropriate segment of the original work.

Poetry: PDF, 10 short one-page poems or appropriate excerpts from a longer poem. The submission should be no more than 10 pages.

Translation: PDF, following the requirements for the genre in the original language. Please submit both your translation and the original text.

All artists working in a language other than English should submit work samples in both the original language and in English translation.

VISUAL ART

Images are viewed by the Admissions Committee both on personal computer screens and large screen projection.

Required: Seven jpg digital images
Optional: Documentary or elemental video of an installation

MUSIC COMPOSITION

Instrumental forms (symphonic, chamber music, band), vocal forms (opera, choral, songs), electronic music, music for film, sound art.

Two separate musical scores: PDF (10 MB/each)
Recordings of one or both scores: MP3 (30 MB/each)
For works created without a score, a brief statement (PDF) should be included.

PERFORMANCE

Performance art, choreography, multi-media and/or collaborative works incorporating live performance

Required: Video documentation of up to three excerpts totaling 10 minutes in length. Each video must be under 60MB, saved as mov, flv or wmv. The recommended dimension is 640 x 480px
Required: Brief description of the documented performance(s), 250 words maximum, including date, location and major collaborators (PDF)

FILM & VIDEO

Videos and films which are principally cinematic in nature.

Videographers and filmmakers:
Required: Video, no more than 10 minutes in length. Each video must be under 60MB, saved as mov, flv or wmv. The recommended dimension is 640 x 480px
Optional: Brief written explanation (PDF)
Screenwriters:
PDF of a screenplay, no more than 10,000 words. May include a brief synopsis if necessary.

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