ANNOUNCING THE 2020 THIRD COAST RESIDENCY AT RAGDALE FOUNDATION

Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 19

Update [3.12.20]: we have postponed applications to the 2020 Residency due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We will remain in touch about our decision-making and timeline for the 2020 Residency at Ragdale.

For more information about the Residency, check out the 2019 Residency FAQ. Note: this year we will be reserving more spots in the Residency for Chicago-area audio producers than ever before!


WHAT IS THE THIRD COAST RESIDENCY? WHO IS IT FOR?

Each year, the Third Coast Residency offers radio producers the opportunity to focus their creative energy on an audio story or documentary project away from the stress and regular deadlines of their jobs & home life. Each year, 8-10 Residents spend a week at Ragdale, an interdisciplinary artist community in Lake Forest, IL with a five-acre campus and adjoining 50 acres of prairie to themselves. In 2020, our focus will be on strengthening opportunities for Chicago area audio producers, reserving more spots in the Residency than ever before for local producers.

Unique in the world of audio and to Chicago, the Third Coast Residency serves producers at a variety of experience levels who come from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in public media and podcasting such as race, ethnicity, economic background, sexual orientation, disability, and geographic location. Through a mix of independent work time, optional group activities, workshops, support from Third Coast staff and access to a Third Coast-selected Editorial Mentors who can provide one-on-one guidance and editorial sessions, the Residency offers producers an unparalleled opportunity to build their community of peers and to do sustained work on a project that is meaningful to them.

To get to know the past Third Coast Residency cohorts, check out the menu to the right and choose the year (2016-2019) you’d like to learn more about!

Select a year from the drop-down menu to learn about the year’s cohort and their outstanding projects. Stay tuned for updates, application information, and more about the 2020 Radio Residency here and via Producer News.


IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Residency Applications Open: TBD, postponed due to COVID-19

Residency Applications Close: TBD, postponed due to COVID-19

2020 Residents Notified: Spring 2020

2020 Third Coast Residency: July 13-19


COST & ACCESSIBILITY

At Third Coast, accessibility is at the core of our programming; we believe that all people should have access to the art, craft & resources of audio storytelling. We are committed to making our programming and the audio industry at large a more equitable and inclusive space. We acknowledge this work is never complete. We remain in dialogue with you, our community, through the belief that there is always more work to be done.

Third Coast covers all of Residents’ travel, food & lodging costs, thanks to Ragdale Foundation’s generosity, Third Coast supporters & the Third Coast Fund.

Do you want to help us further accessibility efforts at Third Coast? If so, contribute directly to The Third Coast Fund, an initiative to increase access across all Third Coast programming!