Need to Know: Creative Opportunities


Tomorrow is the last chance to get your YAWP (Young Artists and Writers Project) applications in for consideration. Stony Brook Southampton is once again offering the program for up to 30 select high school students from the East End of Long Island, New York City, and one American International school to attend a five-day, four-night scriptwriting retreat at the campus, November 14 to 18, 2016.

While participating at YAWP, the students attending will have a chance to: find their creative voices in scriptwriting in a supportive environment; generate valuable new material for transcripts; improve writing and communications skills; build confidence;  and make new friends while forging lasting connections.

Students are fully supervised and chaperoned at all times, and time is made every day for school homework so that students stay current with their classes. The fee for the 5-day, 4-night retreat program is $500 per student, which covers lodging, food, materials and expenses for aDecember production of the work, which will be held at Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater on December 9 and 10.

To learn more or to sign up, students may contact their English teachers, head of school, or email More information is also available at and at

For the adults, Guild Hall of East Hampton is now accepting online applications to the Guild House Artist-In-Residence Program, through Thursday, December 1, 2016. The residency runs for 8 weeks from March 11-May 7, 2017 in East Hampton, New York.

Entering its second year, the residency provides two-months of living space, a stipend, introductions to the cultural community of the Hamptons, and access to mentorship through Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts, whose membership is comprised of many of the nation’s most accomplished and influential artists. The residents will also have the opportunity to collaborate and form partnerships with regional artists, as well as many cultural institutions. Four (4) emerging artists (21+ years) working in the visual, literary, or performing arts, and/or curatorial or critical studies will be selected by a jury of GH Academy members.

For more information, interested artists may contact Marianna Levine at or visit


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