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Work Sample Requirements - Arts and Literary Arts Residency

ARTS AND LITERARY ARTS RESIDENCY WORK SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS
 
It is highly recommended that work samples submitted represent the discipline an artist will work in at Bellagio in cases where the applicant works in multiple disciplines.  The work samples provided should be reflective of the work the artist is proposing in their application, whenever possible.

When uploading work samples, please use the file naming convention below:
SURNAME_First Name_Work Sample Title.filetype  (ex: TOLSTOY_Leo_War and Peace excerpt.pdf)


Please include a PDF or Word list of all the work samples you are providing, as well as relevant details (title, year, duration (if applicable), web link (if applicable), and any other information you would like to include), as part of your application.  This document should be uploaded to your application in  the "Upload Written Work and Image Samples" section of the application.  


Fiction / Non-Fiction Writers
Required: A portion of a book chapter or journal article published in the last five years, where you are the primary author. Work samples older than five years may be accepted in cases where they demonstrate work closely related to the project being proposed for the residency.

Book chapters or journal articles with a forthcoming publication date do not meet this requirement. 

Work samples may be up to 20 pages maximum; only 20 pages of a work sample will be reviewed. Only PDF and Word files may be submitted; PDFs are strongly preferred.

If none of your previous work is published in English, please provide either a translation (indicating who provided the translation) or summary of the work in English. We understand that you would not likely have a word-for-word translation of previously published work, however providing a summary longer than a few sentences or a short one paragraph abstract is helpful for our reviewers.

 
Playwrights
Required: A selection from a play produced in the past five years. Work samples older than five years may be accepted in cases where they demonstrate work closely related to the project being proposed for the residency.

 
Work with a forthcoming production date will not meet his requirement. Work samples may be up to 20 pages, only the first 20 pages of a work sample will be reviewed. Only PDF and Word files may be submitted; PDFs are strongly preferred.
 
If you have video representation of a previous work, we encourage you to either share the relevant links with your written work sample, or via a video file under “upload video work sample.” 
 
If none of your previous work is published in English, please provide either a translation (indicating who provided the translation) or summary of the work in English. We understand that you would not likely have a word-for-word translation of previously published work, however providing a summary longer than a few sentences or a short one paragraph abstract is helpful for our reviewers.
 
 
Poets
Required: One selection of poems from a work published in the last five years. Work samples older than five years may be accepted in cases where they demonstrate work closely related to the project being proposed for the residency.

 
Work samples with a forthcoming publication date will not meet this requirement. 
 
Work samples may be up to 20 pages maximum; only 20 pages of a work sample will be reviewed. Only PDF and Word files may be submitted; PDFs are strongly preferred.
 
If none of your previous work is published in English, please provide either a translation (indicating who provided the translation) or summary of the work in English. We understand that you would not likely have a word-for-word translation of previously published work, however providing a summary longer than a few sentences or a short one paragraph abstract is helpful for our reviewers.


Architects and Designers
Required: Two PDF summaries of projects created in the past five years (each not to exceed 20 pages in length). Work samples older than five years may be accepted in cases where they demonstrate work closely related to the project being proposed for the residency.
  • (Optional) Up to ten images of work created in the past five years (submit via “Written Work and Image Samples”) Also include an Image List corresponding to the ten submitted images, including list the image name, title, size, medium, and date of work. (submit via “Written Work and Image Samples”)
  • (Optional) Up to two video samples that serve to visually represent architectural or design-based projects. Please upload video details (title, year of production and any other information you would like to include) in a word or PDF document under "Upload Written Work and Image Samples." 
 
Composers and Musicians
Required: A score and an audio file to accompany the score, completed in the past five years. Work samples older than five years may be accepted in cases where they demonstrate work closely related to the project being proposed for the residency.

 
If the running time of your audio exceeds 20 minutes, you should include a five-minute excerpt. (You may submit a link to the full version of the work in your work sample list). If sending a full length work – share the time code for the selection you want to be reviewed.
 
Please upload your score under “Written Work and Image Samples,” and the audio or video under “Audio Work Sample” and/or “Video Work Sample.”
 

Interdisciplinary Artists/Performing Artists
Required: Any two of the following three samples that best represents your work: Ten Images with a corresponding image list, AND/OR two video samples, AND/OR two audio files.
  • Ten images of work created in the past five years (submit via “Written Work and Image Samples”) Work samples older than five years may be accepted in cases where they demonstrate work closely related to the project being proposed for the residency.
  • Image list corresponding to the ten submitted images, including list the image name, title, size, medium, and date of work. (submit via “Written Work and Image Samples”)
  • Two videos samples of your work created within the past five years. Video work samples up to 20 minutes in duration may be uploaded.  For longer samples, please include a web link to the video.
  • Two audio samples per the time specifications above. Audio files may be submitted under “Audio Work Samples.”

Video/Filmmakers
Required: Two videos samples of your work created within the past five years. Work samples older than five years may be accepted in cases where they demonstrate work closely related to the project being proposed for the residency.

Video work samples up to 20 minutes in duration may be uploaded.  For longer samples, please include a web link to the video.

  
Visual Artists
Required: Ten Images with a corresponding image list
  • Ten images of work created in the past five years (submit via “Written Work and Image Samples”) Work samples older than five years may be accepted in cases where they demonstrate work closely related to the project being proposed for the residency.
  • Image list corresponding to the ten submitted images, including list the image name, title, size, medium, and date of work. (submit via “Written Work and Image Samples”).