Traveling Workshops Summer 2019

This summer we’re headed to three locations across the country where local partners will host our week-long Traveling Workshop. Rob Rosenthal will be the lead instructor for the workshops, along with a teaching assistant at each location. These workshops are geared toward beginners.

Important Application Dates For Summer 2019 Traveling Workshops

  • Workshop and Scholarship applications open February 12, 2019
  • Workshop and Scholarship applications due March 22, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EST)
  • Applicants notified of selection decisions April 5, 2019
  • Enrollment confirmation April 12, 2019
  • Tuition/housing costs due in full April 26, 2019

More information, including links to applications

Catalina Island, California: June 2 – June 8, 2019

Allston, MA: June 10 – June 16, 2019

Austin, Texas: August 4 – August 10, 2019

Please note that Workshop details and cost differ depending on location and whether or not housing is included.

Those who wish to apply to more than one Workshop are welcome to do so. Be sure to complete separate applications for each Workshop and note the $20 processing fee for each one.

Traveling Workshop Scholarship

We are also pleased to offer the Traveling Workshop Scholarship. Our goal is to make Traveling Workshops a realistic option for people who have been unable to attend due to cost. Seed money for our Traveling Workshop Scholarship came from a graduate, appreciative of the opportunity, who generously wanted to help open the door for others with fewer financial resources. Additional funds come from This American Life, as well as other graduates and individuals who believe in the quality of the training we provide and in the importance of diversifying the public media work force.

Scholarships will be offered based on financial need, with a focus on diverse voices, people of color, and those who have been historically underrepresented as makers of public media. The Workshop admissions committee reviews applications and only after applicants are accepted into the Workshop are scholarship applications reviewed and awarded. For now, Scholarship funds are available only to people living in the U.S. and to Workshops happening in the U.S.

Scholarship applicants are required to complete both a Workshop application and a Scholarship application. Both are due March 22nd by midnight EST. We ask you to complete and submit your application to the Workshop first. You will find a link to the Scholarship application on the post for each individual Workshop site. Applicants will be asked to note on their Scholarship application which Workshop site or sites they have applied to.


Contact us with your workshop questions: info [at] transom [dot] org.


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  • Siri Khalsa



    Hello! Please add me to mailing list of this program. Thank you, Siri

    • Samantha Broun



      Will do!

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