BIPOC Scholarship for Concept To Pages
Next application deadline: August 26, 2023.
PageCraft understands the importance of equity and representation not only in front of the camera, but among content creators. It matters who tells the stories.
This scholarship is open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) writers with financial need. Funded by our partners at the American Latino Theatre, it is intended to help a writer participate in our 10-week Concept to Pages online workshop in order to create a new screenplay from the ground up.
Our Concept to Pages workshop currently meets via Zoom on Saturdays. Usually limited to 9 writers, it provides a supportive space with plenty of individual attention. Scholarship recipients are expected to keep up with weekly homework assignments, ambitious writing targets, and to give and receive feedback in a healthy, collaborative environment. Thirty minutes of “office hour” support are available each week with the workshop leader. Read more about Concept to Pages HERE.
How To Apply:
To apply for the scholarship, please CLICK HERE. We will ask you to answer a few questions and provide two 5-page writing samples via SurveyMonkey. For reference, the questions are listed below. If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please contact us.
- Why you are eligible for this BIPOC scholarship? (max 75 words)
- What is a brief description (or logline) of the idea you would like to work on? (max 75 words)
- Why does this story matter to you? Why do you want to write it? (max 100 words)
- What is your screenwriting experience? (max 100 words)
- What is your favorite piece of writing advice or mentoring that you’ve received? (max 75 words)
- What is a writing note you have received that you disagreed with, and how did you handle it? (max 100 words)
- What is a favorite film or TV show, and why? (max 75 words)
- What do you hope to get out of participating in this workshop? (max 100 words)
- How did you hear about PageCraft and this scholarship?
- If you do not receive this scholarship, how will you pursue your writing goals? Would you be able to participate in the workshop if you had to pay the normal registration rate? (max 100 words)
- Scholarships are considered on a rolling basis based on our Concept to Pages workshop schedule. The next deadline is listed at the top of this page. In the rare circumstance that we have insufficient enrollment to run a workshop, we will roll over any awarded scholarship to the next scheduled workshop.
- A limited number of scholarships are available in a calendar year. Funding is at the discretion of the American Latino Theatre, and we cannot guarantee how much, or if any, will be available for any given workshop.
- Scholarship recipients are expected to participate fully. PageCraft reserves the right to rescind scholarships in the case of non participation, if eligibility is in question, or in the case of abusive or unkind behavior toward others. If a recipient misses more than one session, we will presume that they are unable to participate fully and we will withdraw the scholarship so we can fund someone else. The recipient of the withdrawn scholarship can then choose to remain in the workshop at the regular rate (pro-rated for the remaining sessions), or sign up to for a future workshop. In the case of unavoidable emergencies, please consult with us.
- We may, in special circumstances, consider scholarship applications to our Writing Is Rewriting program.