Creative Culture is a program that connects filmmakers to creative careers. This project-based program invites emerging and working professionals to the JBFC Theater, Media Arts Lab, and Grant St. residence to fully realize their short artistic projects. Creative Culture participants are provided with professional equipment, production and post-production space, mentorship from JBFC staff and visiting filmmakers, and peer support of others within the community. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR FELLOWSHIPS

  • The Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellowship is open to applicants under the age of 30 who have graduated from college and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in the film/media arts. Priority is given to applicants living in Westchester County, NY.
  • The Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellowship is open to all women filmmakers who have graduated college and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in the film/media arts.
  • The Silver Sun Diverse Voices Fellowship is open to all filmmakers from underrepresented communities who have graduated college and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in the film/media arts.
  • Artists working in all film genres are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

-Artist Statement: a written description of the applicant's work and its significance 

-Statement of purpose: an outline of the applicant's goals for the fellowship

- Project proposal: A detailed plan for the project the applicant will complete during the fellowship period, including a rough timeline. The proposal should also provide information on the current status of the project, highlighting available materials (e.g. script or plot treatment), any casting or crew decisions to date, and completed work on the project thus far, if any.

- A representative reel or three (3) work samples

- Two (2) professional references

- C.V.

*Applications are evaluated on artistic merit, feasibility of the proposed project, and adherence to the application guidelines.

The deadline to apply for spring 2018 Creative Culture positions is January 1, 2018.  Candidates will be notified of their status by late January, with a tentative start date of February 2018. The spring Creative Culture term runs from February-May.

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The Jacob Burns Film Center is committed to promoting the growth and development of new filmmakers through The Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellowship.

The fellowship, which encourages community engagement, aims to foster thoughtful media-creation and provides talented emerging artists with the necessary time and resources to fully realize and share a creative project with mentors, peers, and students. 

The Spring 2018 Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellow will be in residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center for sixteen weeks, beginning in February 2018, and will be awarded a $4,000 honorarium. The Fellow will join the Creative Culture program: a community of emerging filmmakers producing short projects. The Fellow will be  provided with work space, tuition-free enrollment in Media Arts Lab classes, and 24/7 access to Lab resources, including use of the recording studio, sound stage, and state-of-the-art filmmaking equipment.  Fellows are a vital part of the JBFC education department: they serve as Teaching Assistants for education programs at the Lab, and assist with school partnerships, blog posts, and outreach initiatives as needed. The required time commitment to the program, including teaching time, is an average of 25 hours per week. The Fellowship will culminate in a public presentation of the completed project. 

Eligibility:

The Fellowship is open to applicants under the age of 30 who have graduated college, and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in the film/media arts. Priority is given to applicants living in Westchester County, NY.

Artists working in all film genres (animation, documentary, narrative, virtual reality, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be asked to demonstrate or document financial need to supplement their application.

Application requirements:

  • Artist Statement: a written description of the applicant's work and its significance
  • Statement of Purpose: an outline of the applicant's goals for the fellowship
  • Project Proposal: A detailed plan for the project the Fellow will complete during the fellowship period, including a rough timeline. The proposal should also provide information on the current status of the project, highlighting available materials (e.g. script or plot treatment), any casting or crew decisions to date, and any completed work on the project thus far.
  • A representative reel or three (3) work samples
  • Two (2) professional references
  • CV

Applications are evaluated on artistic merit, feasibility of the proposed project, and adherence to the application guidelines. 


The Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellowship is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Westchester Community Foundation, a nonprofit community endowment for the benefit of Westchester County.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is committed to promoting the growth and development of new filmmakers through The Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellowship.

The fellowship, which encourages community engagement, aims to foster thoughtful media-creation and provides talented female artists with the necessary time and resources to fully realize and share a creative project with mentors, peers, and students. 

The Spring 2018 Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow will be in residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center for sixteen weeks, beginning in February 2018, and will be awarded a $4,000 honorarium. The Fellow will join the Creative Culture program: a community of emerging filmmakers producing short projects. The Fellow will be provided with work space, tuition-free enrollment in Media Arts Lab classes, and 24/7 access to Lab resources, including use of the recording studio, sound stage, editing studio, and state-of-the-art filmmaking equipment. Fellows are a vital part of the JBFC education department: they serve as Teaching Assistants for education programs at the Lab, and assist with school partnerships, blog posts, and outreach initiatives as needed. The required time commitment to the program, including teaching time, is an average of 25 hours per week. The Fellowship will culminate in a public presentation of the completed project. 

Eligibility:

The Fellowship is open to woman filmmakers who have graduated college and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in the film/media arts.

Artists working in all film genres (animation, documentary, video art, narrative, etc.) and disciplines (screenwriting, sound design, cinematography, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Application requirements:

  • Artist Statement: a written description of the applicant's work and its significance
  • Statement of Purpose: an outline of the applicant's goals for the fellowship
  • Project Proposal: A detailed plan for the project the Fellow will complete during the fellowship period, including a rough timeline. The proposal should also provide information on the current status of the project, highlighting available materials (e.g. script or plot treatment), any casting or crew decisions to date, and any completed work on the project thus far.
  • A representative reel or three (3) work samples
  • Two (2) professional references
  • CV

Applications are evaluated on artistic merit, feasibility of the proposed project, and adherence to the application guidelines. 

The Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Jacob Burns Foundation.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is committed to promoting the growth and development of new filmmakers from underrepresented communities through the Silver Sun Diverse Voices Fellowship.

The fellowship, which encourages community engagement, aims to foster thoughtful media-creation and provides talented emerging artists with the necessary time and resources to fully realize and share a creative project with mentors, peers, and students. 

The Spring 2018 Silver Sun Diverse Voices Fellow will be in residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center for sixteen weeks, beginning in February 2018, and will be awarded a $4,000 honorarium. The Fellow will join the Creative Culture program: a community of emerging filmmakers producing short projects. The Fellow will be  provided with work space, tuition-free enrollment in Media Arts Lab classes, and 24/7 access to Lab resources, including use of the recording studio, sound stage, and state-of-the-art filmmaking equipment.  Fellows are a vital part of the JBFC education department: they serve as Teaching Assistants for education programs at the Lab, and assist with school partnerships, blog posts, and outreach initiatives as needed. The required time commitment to the program, including teaching time, is an average of 25 hours per week. The Fellowship will culminate in a public presentation of the completed project. 

Eligibility:
The Fellowship is open to applicants who have graduated college and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in the film/media arts. 

Artists working in all film genres (animation, documentary, narrative, virtual reality, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Application requirements:
  • Artist Statement: a written description of the applicant's work and its significance
  • Statement of purpose: an outline of the applicant's goals for the fellowship
  • Project proposal: A detailed plan for the project the Fellow will complete during the fellowship period, including a rough timeline. The proposal should also provide information on the current status of the project, highlighting available materials (e.g. script or plot treatment), any casting or crew decisions to date, and any completed work on the project thus far.
  • A representative reel or three (3) work samples
  • Two (2) professional references
  • CV
Applications are evaluated on artistic merit, feasibility of the proposed project, and adherence to the application guidelines. 

The Diverse Voices Fellowship is made possible thanks to the generous support of the The Silver Sun Foundation.