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Introducing our Writers Residency for Underrepresented Storytellers

This 6-month paid program is open to all outdoor-focused writers from historically excluded and minoritized communities.

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We are excited to introduce our new Writers Residency program. The Outbound Collective is partnering with Eddie Bauer, HOKA, and Sawyer Products to provide 3 talented, outdoor-focused writers from underrepresented communities with a 6-month paid creative residency that includes monetary compensation as well as a substantial gear package from our partners. This is a fully remote program. 



About the program

Length of Residency: 6 Months 

Compensation (per person):  $4,000 cash and $2,000+ gear package from partners. 

Gear package includes:

  • $1,500 gear stipend from Eddie Bauer
  • Welcome kit from Sawyer Products
  • Trail kit from HOKA ONE ONE

What the program entails:
- Each resident will be profiled on the Outbound's website, email, social channels to 15M+ users
- Weekly featured work on the Outbound's website, email, and social channels
- Introductions & networking with our industry partners
- Access to exclusive discounts from top industry brands
- Work directly with the Outbound's founders


More Details

Applications open June 1st and are set to close on June 14th. Residency selections will be made and announced by July 1st. All applicants will be notified by email of their status and the official selections will be shared on our website and social media channels. Stayed tuned here for specific dates and details.

Guidelines & Eligibility:
This Residency program is explicitly for creatives from the outdoor industry's historically excluded and minoritized communities. To be considered for selection you must complete an online application. You must be a US resident to apply. 

Why is this program limited to underrepresented communities? 
We're prioritizing our industry's historically excluded and minoritized communities because we need to do a better job of elevating and amplifying their voices. There is no shortage of white male, cisgender, enabled, ultra-fit mountain domination. Our goal is to build a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors, where everyone is welcome and feels represented. And we want to get there sooner rather than later. This is another step in that direction.

This program was made possible by the support of our Preferred Partners.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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