In partnership with Westchester County, ArtsWestchester is pleased to announce a competitive call for the inaugural Westchester County Poet Laureate program for the 2021 – 2022 term. Westchester’s Poet Laureate will be an advocate for poetry and the literary arts, have significant personal poetic work and will encourage the community to engage with poetry by creating and leading activities that inspire writing and poetry performances among all age groups while initiating a dialogue between local poets, cultural organizations, and community institutions. The selected Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term and receive an honorarium of $1,250 per year to fulfill the post’s duties. The Poet Laureate will be expected to provide a minimum of two readings and three community events each year. Additional funds of up to $500 will be available for materials and other approved costs associated with the community engagement programs the Poet Laureate facilitates.
DEADLINE: November 16, 2020
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be 25 years of age or older, must have resided in Westchester County for two years prior to application, during the time of application, and for the duration of the appointment, and must have past work that is of high artistic quality (demonstrated by journal publications, chapbooks, books, audio or video).
APPLICATION: Click here.