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Residency Awards

The Lillian E. Smith Writer-In-Service Award

The Lillian E. Smith Center sponsors the annual Writer-in-Service Award, which includes a two-week residency at the Center, a $500 honorarium, and a $500 travel allowance. Applications are usually accepted from November through mid-January, with the winner named in late February. The Award is open to U.S. residents working to advance writing through public service careers or volunteer work. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, arts education, literacy instruction, prison arts and education, English as a second language instruction, art-related therapies, etc. While the work of writing instructors and volunteers is vital to the community, the demands often limit personal writing time. This award provides an opportunity for those writers who, like Lillian E. Smith, recognize “the power of the arts to transform the lives of all human beings.”

Applicants should indicate their desire to be considered for this award in the supporting documentation accompanying their application.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

APPLICATION MATERIAL CHECKLIST

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement explaining your arts-related work in the public interest (500-1000 words)
  • Statement of intent describing the kind of work you wish to do during the residency
  • An indication of the approximate dates that you would prefer for your residency
  • The names of three persons familiar with you and your work, with full contact information (postal and email addresses as well as telephone numbers)

Mail application and supporting materials to the following address:

Attention:
Matthew Teutsch, PhD
Writer-in-Service Award
Lillian E. Smith Center
Piedmont College
P.O. Box 10
Demorest, GA 30535

OR

Email as pdf attachments to: LESCenter@piedmont.edu
POSTMARK/EMAIL DEADLINE: January 24, 2020 * Notification: February 25, 2020

 

Gabriele Stauf Residency Award

The Gabriele Stauf Residency Award is an ongoing annual opportunity that provides a complimentary two-week retreat at the Lillian E. Smith Center for an educator who has a minimum of six years of experience and who is working on a project that would benefit from a residency. This award also provides the winner with a copy of A Lillian Smith Reader, edited by Margaret Rose Gladney and Lisa Hodgens, published by UGA Press. Gabriele Stauf, Professor Ermerita of English at Georgia Southwestern State University, has enjoyed several residencies at the LES Center through the years. She sponsors this annual award because she understands the value of time and solitude required for creative pursuits. 
 
Applicants should indicate their desire to be considered for this award in the supporting documentation accompanying their application.
 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

APPLICATION MATERIAL CHECKLIST

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of intent describing the kind of work you wish to do during the residency
  • An indication of the approximate dates that you would prefer for your residency
  • The names of three persons familiar with you and your work, with full contact information (postal and email addresses as well as telephone numbers)
 
Mail application and supporting materials to the following address:
 
Attention:
Matthew Teutsch, PhD
Writer-in-Service Award
Lillian E. Smith Center
Piedmont College
P.O. Box 10
Demorest, GA 30535

OR
 
Email as pdf attachments to: LESCenter@piedmont.edu
POSTMARK/EMAIL DEADLINE: February 21, 2020 * Notification: March 6, 2020

 

McClure-Scanlin Visual Artist Residency Award

The McClure-Scanlin Visual Art Residency Award provides a complimentary two-week retreat at the Center for an artist working in fiber/textiles, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, etc. This award is made possible through a generous gift to Piedmont College from Tommye Scanlin, a member of the LES Center Advisory Board and a long-time LES Center Fellow. Primarily working in handwoven tapestry, Tommye is an artist who observes and responds to her surroundings for inspiration. One of her tapestries, “Because of Memory,” is a depiction of the rock formations on the chimney that marks Lillian Smith’s grave at the LES Center. Tommye and her husband, Thomas, are giving this award in honor of their mothers, who were both supportive of education and of following one’s chosen passions in life.
 
Applicants should indicate their desire to be considered for this award in the supporting documentation accompanying their application.
 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

APPLICATION MATERIAL CHECKLIST

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of intent describing the kind of work you wish to do during the residency
  • Brief work sample (website, images, document, etc.)
  • An indication of the approximate dates that you would prefer for your residency
  • The names of three persons familiar with you and your work, with full contact information (postal and email addresses as well as telephone numbers)
Mail application and supporting materials to the following address:
 
Attention:
Matthew Teutsch, PhD
Writer-in-Service Award
Lillian E. Smith Center
Piedmont College
P.O. Box 10
Demorest, GA 30535

OR
 
Email as pdf attachments to: LESCenter@piedmont.edu
POSTMARK/EMAIL DEADLINE: March 6, 2020 * Notification: April 3, 2020