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  • mdocs@skidmore.edu
  • John B. Moore
    Documentary Studies Collaborative
    815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Offices: Filene Hall, 2nd Floor

    DocLab: Scribner Library 113

Storytellers'
Institute

Founded in 2014,
the annual MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute
is a five-week residency hosted at Skidmore College.

For the month of June, the Institute welcomes its Fellows to work on independent projects and engage in a community of thinkers and makers.

The institute brings together professional documentary practitioners (Visiting Fellows), Skidmore College students and faculty/staff members(Skidmore Fellows Fellows), and regional community makers already participating in the MDOCS Co-Creation Initiative (Regional Fellows). 

This is a unique opportunity to have a focused period of dedicated time to develop a non-fiction project, with the inspiration of a community who are pursuing similar questions and ideas in the beautiful setting of Saratoga Springs.

All Fellows are competitively selected and work in a range of documentary mediums and practices including performance, video, film, photo, audio, written word, etc.
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What is offered:

+ Stipend
+ Room & Board (Student and Professionals Only)
+Access to Equipment
+Access to Production Space
+ Travel Stipend (Professionals Only)
+ Time
+ Community

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What is expected:

+ Participation in community events
+ Serious commitment to your practice and moving a project forward
+ Curiosity
+ Generosity
+ Respect of others

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2024
Storytellers' Institute Fellows

Information For Skidmore Student Documentarians

Apply by October 15th

Information For Professional Documentarians

Apply Before November 12th

Faculty/Staff and Regional Fellows

Regional and Faculty/Staff fellows
are invited to participate by MDOCS staff each year.
If you are a Skidmore Faculty/ Staff member or an MDOCS CCI partner
and are interested in learning more about the Storytellers' Institute,
please
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