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Introducing our Writers Residency for Underrepresented Storytellers

This 3-month paid program is open to all outdoor-focused writers from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.

We are excited to introduce our new Writers Residency program. The Outbound Collective is partnering with Eddie Bauer, HOKA, and Sawyer Products to provide 2 talented, outdoor-focused writers from underrepresented communities with a 3-month paid creative residency that includes monetary compensation as well as a substantial gear package from our partners. This is a fully remote program. 

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS RESIDENCY PROGRAM ARE NOW CLOSED 


About the program

Length of Residency: 3 Months 

Compensation (per person):  $2,000 cash and $2,000+ gear package from partners. 

Gear package includes:

  • $1,500 gear stipend from Eddie Bauer
  • Welcome kit from Sawyer Products
  • Trail kit from HOKA

What the program entails:
- Each resident will be profiled on the Outbound's website, email, social channels to 15M+ users
- Weekly featured work on the Outbound's website, email, and social channels
- Introductions & networking with our industry partners
- Access to exclusive discounts from top industry brands
- Work directly with the Outbound's founders

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS RESIDENCY PROGRAM ARE NOW CLOSED 

More Details

Timing
Applications open on September 29th and are set to close on October 9th at 5pm PDT. Residency selections will be made and announced by October 14th. All applicants will be notified by email of their status and the official selections will be shared on our website and social media channels. 

Guidelines & Eligibility:
This Residency program is explicitly for creatives from the outdoor industry's historically underrepresented and marginalized communities. To be considered for selection you must complete an online application. You must be a US resident to apply. 

Why is this program limited to underrepresented communities? 
We're prioritizing our industry's historically underrepresented and marginalized communities because we need to do a better job of elevating and amplifying their voices. There is no shortage of white male, cisgender, enabled, ultra-fit mountain domination. Our goal is to build a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors, where everyone is welcome and feels represented. And we want to get there sooner rather than later. This is another step in that direction.

This program was made possible by the support of our Preferred Partners.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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