Artists and writers who are “from, and working in, the Middle East” are invited to apply for an 8-week residency in Vermont that includes travel, housing, meals, health insurance (important!), gallery exhibition, and a $500 stipend.
According to an email, the deadline is April 2, and residencies can be scheduled “in the next 18 months.”
Three writers and visual artists will be selected by an independent jury. There’s an application fee, but it will be waived if you enter “VSC 4/2/2012″ in the code box during checkout.
You can apply here. Rather inconveniently, your manuscript (three copies) must be MAILED to the VSC. And bound with a paper clip.
The awards are sponsored by the Educational Foundation of America.