Project: Fellows are expected to work on developing their own original creative project, ranging from a book, story, art and illustration, digital design, and more that can be presented to executives in the family entertainment industry.
Public Reviews: Fellows will participate in four quarterly public readings or reviews to receive candid feedback and to discuss their creative project’s strengths and areas for growth. The fellowship culminates in a Final Reading to showcase the progress each fellow has made.
Stipend: The fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend.
At the conclusion of the program, a creative project may be awarded a publishing or development deal from Encantos. The program provides fellowship support at the high school, college, and postgraduate levels. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program who can demonstrate superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in family entertainment, show promise of future achievement as creative talent, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the family entertainment industry. The next Fellowship application process opens in Fall 2020.