Screenwriting Opportunities

St. Croix Watershed Research Station Launches Artist/Writer Residency Project

The St. Croix Watershed Research Station invites writers to apply for a new artist and writer in residence program that will begin in June 2003 at the James Taylor Dunn Pine Needles Cabin just north of the Marine on St. Croix along the St. Croix River.

The program invites natural history artists or writers to spend two or three weeks in residence to immerse themselves in a field experience, gather resource materials, and interact with environmental scientists and the local community.

Applications will be accepted from writers and visual artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics. Participants will interact with environmental scientists and to create links between their art, the natural world and the sciences.

As part of the program, artists are expected to design an outreach project to share their work with the local community and to contribute an original work for the benefit of the research station.

Housing and rustic studio space is provided for the artist’s choice of a 2- or 3-week residency; two residencies will be awarded for the summer of 2003. Application packets are available from the research station after March 31; the application deadline is May 2, 2003.

For more information, contact Sharon Mallman at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, 651-433-5953, extension 13.