Call for Entries: Studio G-dcast Summer Student Residency

1 Mar

Studio G-DCAST is a unique arts residency that will bring 12 college or graduate students together for a week of digital Jewish storytelling. The residency will combine the artistic exchange of an open studio with traditional methods of Jewish study. Animators and storytellers will be matched in chevrutas—study pairs—to co-create one wildly imaginative art piece. Each pair will work on their own story, plucked from classic Jewish sources, retelling it G-DCAST style in a three-minute animated episode.

The five-day residency will include sessions with various master teachers in the arts, Jewish texts, and museum studies. On the last day, we’ll invite the public to a works-in-progress screening featuring your work.

Studio G-DCAST is a great opportunity for young artists, offering professional development and mentorship for emerging writers, poets, singer/songwriters and animators. Residents will complete the program with an outstanding new portfolio piece that we’ll feature on the G-DCAST website and throughout our distribution network of thousands of classrooms.

Studio G-DCAST will take place August 12th-17th at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in the heart of San Francisco. We will provide a travel stipend to get you here, plus room and board while you’re in town.

Help us create a media beit midrash—a house of learning where we’ll unearth Jewish wisdom and tell tales through words, music, paint and pixels.

We want two types of applicants. Which are you?

  1. Storytellers of all persuasions: slam poets, wandering minstrels, espresso-sipping essayists, screenwriters and one-woman circuses
  2. Animation students who are confident and experienced ninjas in Flash, AfterEffects or some other digital animation package. (Work in stop motion or direct on-film techniques? We’re definitely interested as long as you can make headway in a 5-day studio experience.)

We need you to be:
– 18 years old as of August 12, 2012
– Fluent in English
– Capable of working in your chosen medium without technical assistance
– Currently enrolled in college or graduate school

We are especially excited if you:
– Have an interest in Jewish stories and culture
– Enjoy teamwork and collaborative art-making
– Want to work hard for a week making something innovative, educational and dare we say it, meaningful.

How to Apply:

  1. Read the FAQ carefully.
  2. Download the printable version of the application. Design your answers offline and then fill out the online form when you’re ready to submit. That way there’s no chance you’ll lose your work due to a web glitch.
  3. When you’re ready, apply online.

Applications are due by Friday, March 9 at noon Pacific Time.

The program is made possible by funds granted by the Covenant Foundation and an anonymous donor.

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