The Mastheads application is currently closed. The Mastheads is a one-month residency program in July in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The inaugural season of the program is July 2017.



Each year, 5 writers across disciplines (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translation) are awarded residencies. Writers-in-residence receive a $900 stipend, housing, daily lunch, and exclusive use of one of 5 studios, which are located throughout Pittsfield.



The studios are rustic and open-air. They come with an electrical outlet, a desk, a chair, and a soft place to recline. They are installed in scenic locations throughout Pittsfield, in the heart of the Berkshire and Taconic Mountains. Host institutions equipped with restrooms are located within 100 feet.



Public programming surrounding The Mastheads will include weekly lectures and community conversations. Residents are asked to attend these events.



At the end of The Mastheads residency, we will ask each resident to submit a minimum of 200 words to publish in the Berkshire Eagle and to preserve in an ongoing Pittsfield Anthology.