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Launchpad is a studio at WGBH developing and producing digital television entertainment series about complex issues for a broad, adult audience.

Applications are open for the 2019 Summer Launchpad Creative Residents Program! Apply by Friday, August 2 at 4 pm EST for the Animation Creative Residencies (August 2019) and by Friday, August 9 at 4 pm EST for the Episodic TV Creative Residencies (September 2019).

Instructions for applying are below.
New Platforms: American adults spend 5-1/2 hours a day watching video, but viewing is shifting quickly from traditional television to Internet-connected devices and phones — on platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. We're making content for our audiences where they watch it.

Diverse Creators: The stories we tell, and how we tell them, influence our shared futures. Despite the democratization of media, creators on new platforms are less diverse than those on traditional media. We are focused on working with diverse creators to reach a diverse audience.

New Models of Production: We've developed a framework for telling stories that matter, and for reaching broad audiences using social science research. We work on rapid production schedules, using data science to support bold storytelling and our investments in artists.

Science Literacy: We're excited by the opportunity we have to illuminate subjects and issues that matter for a wide audience.
The Launchpad Creative Resident program brings media professionals inside WGBH to incubate new projects and to work on new WGBH digital television programs. For each of Launchpad's three-week-long cycles in 2019, we will select 3 Creative Residents to work alongside WGBH producers, experts and mentors.

For the Summer 2019 Animation cycle (Monday, August 19 - Friday, September 6, 2019 in Boston), we are seeking 2D animation creators with a specific interest in storyboarding and design to work on a new WGBH animation series. Animation Creative Residents will receive a $1,750 stipend for this three-week cycle. Apply by 4 pm EST on Friday, August 2, 2019.

For the Summer 2019 Episodic TV cycle (Monday, September 9 - Friday, September 27, 2019 in Boston), we are seeking diverse writer-directors to participate in the rapid development and production of a new WGBH drama series. Episodic Creative Residents will receive a $2,500 stipend for a full-time, hands-on commitment to this three-week cycle. Apply by 4 pm EST on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Note: Much of the work will take place at or near WGBH in Boston. Launchpad does not provide for accommodations, travel or transportation.

To apply, complete this questionnaire and email your resume and cover letter to launchpad@wgbh.org with the subject line "FIRSTNAME LASTNAME: 2019 Creative Resident Animation" or "FIRSTNAME LASTNAME: 2019 Creative Resident Episodic".


● 2019 Animation Creative Residency (Aug. 19 - Sept. 6, 2019): Apply by 4 pm EST on Friday, August 2, 2019
● 2019 Episodic Creative Residency (Sept. 9 - Sept. 27, 2019): Apply by 4 pm EST on Friday, August 9, 2019

If you have any other questions, please email launchpad@wgbh.org.

Launchpad at WGBH is supported by The Rita Allen Foundation.