Third Coast offers Radio Residency for audio producers

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A Radio Residency program offered by Third Coast International Audio Festival seeks applications from producers of all experience levels from groups who are under-represented in public media.  

Tailored for media-makers who are “mid-process” on an audio project, the residency provides an opportunity for participants from “diverse backgrounds, life experiences and levels of expertise” to spend a week at Ragdale, an artists’ community outside of Chicago, April 17-23. Ragdale is subsidizing the costs of room and board, including a private room and workspace and family-style dinners. Nishat Kurwa, a senior digital producer with Marketplace, will mentor between 8 and 10 participants.

The residency is open to all who identify themselves as part of an under-represented group in public radio and podcasting, mediums that have been criticized for lacking racial, economic and regional diversity.

Participants will be expected to pay $210, while Third Coast will cover flights and ground transportation.

Producers should have at least basic production and editing skills. They must be 21 years of age or older, living in the U.S. and able to bring the equipment they need to complete their projects.

Project proposals are due by February 15. Visit Third Coast for more information.