Werk It 2019 will take place at The Theater at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California, October 3-4, 2019. They are offering scholarships.
It is a women’s podcast festival. Werk It is for women+ in all stages of their careers currently working in or hoping to break into audio and digital media.
Although Werk It focuses on women, they encourage podcasters and podcast fans who identify as genderqueer, non-binary, or other who feel inspired by what Werk It is doing to join in at the festival and be a part of the community.
Werk It offers a limited number of scholarships in order to ensure a robust mix of participants including students, freelancers and nonprofit employees who would otherwise be unable to attend. Scholarships cover conference registration but not travel expenses.
The scholarship application period for Werk It 2019 is now open. Scholarships are made possible with support from Spotify. The deadline for scholarship applications is July 15, 2019.
Before applying, it is wise to take a look at the criteria. Successful scholarship applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Core Mission: The Werk It Festival was established to support early- and mid-career women+ in the field of audio.
Financial need/Employment status: The scholarship fund was specifically designed to support students, freelancers, and nonprofit employees. Consideration will also be given to those applicants who demonstrate the need for assistance in the narrative portion of the application.
Diversity: Werk It aims to support and elevate diverse voices in podcasting. Our hope is that the scholarships will create a cohort of attendees that are as professionally and geographically diverse as possible. Priority for scholarships is given to first time Werk It attendees and applicants whose perspectives are currently underrepresented in podcasting.
Narrative: A successful scholarship application will have a clear statement of purpose that demonstrates how attending Werk It will offer both career development and training as well as community impact.