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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO JOIN THE 2019 COHORT.

SELECTED FELLOWS WILL JOIN US AUGUST 4-11 IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION OF NEW YORK AS WE LEARN THE ODYSSEY WORKS METHOD AND COLLABORATE IN THE CREATION OF A PERFORMANCE FOR AN AUDIENCE OF ONE.

We will be in residence this summer at the Rochester Folk Art Guild in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

We will be in residence this summer at the Rochester Folk Art Guild in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

This is an unprecedented chance to join Odyssey Works Directors Abraham Burickson & Ayden LeRoux for one week in The New York Finger Lakes to learn our secrets from 18 years of designing experiences for one-person audiences. The cohort will work collaboratively to study the life of our chosen participant and design an interdisciplinary experience for them that will take advantage of the local surroundings. 


CURRICULUM

Odyssey Works' Directors will facilitate a dynamic and energetic collaborative environment. We will hit the ground running. We will present concepts of empathetic design, teach methods for making diagrams, and practice creating spaces of intimacy and curiosity. Each fellow will be selected for their particular expertise, and we will work across disciplines to create a transformative experience together. Days will be spent researching our chosen participant, collaborating in the development of particular moments for them, and learning the Odyssey Works approach to experience design. Each fellow will return home seeing their personal, professional, and creative lives through a new lens. 

Be prepared to spend the week deeply immersed in creative research, design, and production. We will be in an incredibly beautiful environment, and the project we complete together will be demanding. We will live, eat, and work together full-time. 

Questions? Contact us at director@odysseyworks.org

ACCOMMODATIONS

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Room & Board

single: $625
shared: $575


Please note that there are a limited number of single rooms available and these will be reserved on a first-come first-serve basis.

We will be hosted by the Rochester Folk Art Guild in Middlesex, NY.

TRAVEL

You will be responsible for your own airfare and transportation. The nearest airports are in Rochester and Ithaca, NY. We will arrange to pick you up from the airport.

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We are also taking applications to be the participant for this summer’s Odyssey. For more information on how to apply (deadline April 1) go here.

Recording produced at the 2018 Master Class. Photo by Abraham Burickson. Record design: Kristine Brogno and Katie Green. Record by Katie Green and Michelle Calabro

Recording produced at the 2018 Master Class. Photo by Abraham Burickson. Record design: Kristine Brogno and Katie Green. Record by Katie Green and Michelle Calabro

TUITION

$3,000 plus Room and Board

A limited number of need-based partial scholarships are available

We are incredibly aware of the widening economic gap in this country and throughout the world. It is our goal to make this intensive is as accessible as possible. If you believe you will be able to attend with a partial scholarship, fill out our scholarship application here in addition to the regular application

We will have 2 work study positions available as well. Work study fellows pay a flat fee of $600 for room+board+tuition. You may indicate this interest in your application. The work study application is the same as the scholarship application. Find it here.

Some of our 2018 Fellows ran away with the circus. Photo by Tanner Cusick

Some of our 2018 Fellows ran away with the circus. Photo by Tanner Cusick

Pottery and sculpture at the Rochester Folk Art Guild

Pottery and sculpture at the Rochester Folk Art Guild

Read about the Odyssey created by the 2018 Master Class here.