Applications Open June 30th, 2022 and Close on July 31st, 2022.
We are placing applicants November 2022 to April 2023
Dear Butte offers one residency spot per month for up to a 10 day stay. Qualified applicants are writers of any kind. Novelists, songwriters, non fiction, podcast writers, musical composers, poets…ect. We do not host visual artists or multimedia artists at this time. Applications are open during these times.
Spring Application Period – Month of June
Winter Application Period – Month of January
Application fee is $50 per applicant, non refundable.
Applications should be submitted in essay format 1000 words or less.
Please understand what an essay is before you apply in essay format.
The two main topics of your essay will be why you need to utilize the workspace that Dear Butte has to offer and what you can offer in the form of community engagement to the city of Butte. How will you teach, speak, lead, listen and or entertain while you are here? Be specific in this intention, the more thought you can give to your community engagement the better. Also be specific how your life and work will benefit from holding a residency spot at Dear Butte. What are you coming here to specifically work on or complete?
A few parameters for use of the house, this is meant to be a solitary experience, unless you are collaborating with another writer, spouses, significant others and family members should stay at home. If you are a touring musician traveling to Butte please do not use your residency time to tour around Montana. Booking shows on either side of your stay is fine, just not while at the residency house.
In 1k words or less please describe:
What attracts you to utilize the space offered by Dear Butte?
A brief history of your life in writing and or music.
What you hope to accomplish artistically during your time at Dear Butte.
Describe your strengths in either teaching, lecturing or performing and how you’d implement such disciplines to engage the town of Butte, MT at the conclusion of your stay.
*Save your essay as a PDF file and attach it to the form. Make sure it is smaller than 10mb is size.
Thank you so much for your interest in staying at Dear Butte. Your application will be thoroughly reviewed and you will be contacted within one month of submission.