Apply to the Signal to Noise Award!

Hey FC. Quickly dropping in to spread the word that the Signal to Noise Award is back! Co-presented with Gilded Audio, this grant celebrates creative work that synthesizes audio documentary and experimental sound design.
Information about the award, how to apply, and how to spread the news follows.
Due on August 31st and open to all styles of production, the award includes: $5000 for production, plus production consultation and technical support from Gilded Audio, editorial consultation from the staff at UnionDocs, promotional support to UnionDocs and Gilded Audio communities, and a celebratory event!
Past awarded projects include: Ariana Martinez’s Para Cruzar el Agua/To Cross the Water, which documents the hopes, fears, and expressions of love that Puerto Ricans share from both the island and the U.S. mainland; and Sylvia Ryerson’s Derritiendo el Hielo/Melting the ICE, a bilingual podcast and radio show dedicated to sharing testimonials from people directly impacted by ICE detention.
You can check out more details + apply here:
If you know anyone who is interested, feel free to pass this opportunity along! I have included sample promotional materials below.
Looking forward to receiving your application!
Abby Lord
Programs Assistant
Attention all audio makers! UnionDocs and Gilded Audio are pleased to announce The Signal to Noise Award, celebrating creative work that synthesizes audio documentary and experimental sound design. The winning applicant will receive a $5000 production grant to pursue their project or series, production consultation and technical support from Gilded Audio Design, editorial consultation from the staff of UnionDocs; and a celebratory event.
Applications are due 8/31! You can find more information + apply here:
Audio makers! @UnionDocs + Gilded Audio have announced The Signal to Noise Award to give your project the chance to come to life! Apps are due 8/31:
Do you have an audio project that combines doc + experimental sound design? Apply to @UnionDocs + Gilded Audio’s Signal to Noise Award to win $5,000, production and technical support from Gilded Audio Design, editorial consultation + more! Due 8/31!


Hey FC,


THIS Wed. 7/8 at 5:30 PST, SELL YOUR STORY to a podcast in Laura Cathcart Robbins’ Storytelling 102.



Use code followup30 for $30 off today.


In this workshop you’ll:
– Polish a 5 minute (or 600-800 word) personal tale to submit to a podcast or as an essay
– Practice and get performance tips
– Add detail and emotion to your story for maximum impact
– Get email feedback on your idea before class to ensure you’re exploring the right angle


You can watch Laura’s FREE Storytelling 101 here to learn how to craft your tale:

Laura’s powerful, beautifully crafted 9 essays in Huffington Post about race, recovery and divorce went viral. She’s a StorySLAM winner and host of the podcast, The Only One In The Room which Bustle magazine picked as a top show along with This American Life, Slow Burn and Reply All. Laura’s a fantastic teacher and storyteller who can help you unlock an unforgettable story inside that’ll grab listeners and viewers.

4 students just sold related Op-Eds from our FREE CLASS: On Friday, Saj Sachdev just got an excellent piece in Huff Po & Ralinda Harvey got into the LA Times! 12 students sold stories to NPR and BBC, 166 sold essays & articles, 15 in the NYT, 4 published Modern Love Essays and 17 won the Moth. Trina Robinson performed her story re: finding out her ancestors were slaves at six Moth Mainstages for pay. Podcasts are looking for personal tales now–don’t miss out! We want to get your story out there next. Check out the Op-Ed’s below:

Questions? Email: