It’s nearly summer again, which means we are just about ready to get away from the city for a bit to have some quiet, creative time in the woods, a weekend filled with sun, nature, silence, art, conversation, and meals under the moon.
The Seventh Wave is now open for submissions for our second annual Residency in Rhinebeck. We’ll spend the weekend at the secluded Crystal Cottage, where residents will have a chance to work on a project tied to our sixth issue (with our topic forthcoming). And as an added bonus, TSW will be hosting a sunset soiree on the last day of the residency, giving our residents the chance to read and present their work alongside past contributors and renowned writers/artists alike.
We are open to submissions from artists and writers of all ilk — prose, poetry, graphic design, filmmakers, playwrights, interactive artists, spoken word poets, musicians, illustrated disruptors — if you are engaged with and interested in the social issues of our time, then we want to hear from you.
Our four selected residents will be published in the sixth issue of The Seventh Wave.
To apply, please submit a cover letter that includes a brief background on you (please also see guidelines below), and three samples of your work. We are looking for eager and critical artists from various fields of study who are producing art and writing that responds to the current world around them.
In your cover letter, please tell us in 500 words or less the following:
1- What are the driving forces behind your art and why would like to join us for this residency? Tell us what your particular aesthetic and voice will bring to the weekend.
2- What are recent social issues, political decisions, or cultural mishaps that sparked meaningful conversation and inspired you to create art, write stories, or otherwise communicate your thoughts to the world?
3- Tell us a little about what you hope to get out of this residency.
Submissions open: May 15 — June 1, 2017
Location: Rhinebeck, New York (please note: selected residents must be able to attend all three days of the residency; if your schedule changes, please notify us immediately so we can offer the space to someone who is able to fully participate.)
Applicants notified: June 8, 2017
**All expenses paid. You will only be responsible for your own transportation.**