Introducing “Convulsions,” or Midnight Madness reborn with extra madsauce

Diehard Cucalorians know that the festival has never been afraid to push boundaries. For anyone who visited the festival’s “Fillmore Shorts” block in 2004 (we named them after U.S. Presidents that year), you were given the following warning:

There is extreme sexual content in these films. If you find yourself narrow-minded, uncomfortable with bouts of sexual deviation, unable to appreciate nondiscretionary nudity, or simply nervous around tasty little naughty bits… please do not attend this screening. 

The screening contained a handful of tasteless goodies — from T. Aruthur Cottam’s deadpan mocker “Pornographic Apathetic” and Thomas Draschan’s pseudo-psychedelic montage To the Happy Few, to Usama Alshaibi’s orifice disaster “Convulsion Explulsion” and John Davis’ slice of lawn-mowing, tranny-loving heaven “Buff’n Muffin.”

Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin, screened during Cucalorus 19 as part of the Midnight Madness program

Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin screened during Cucalorus 19 as part of the Midnight Madness program

Leading up to this fall’s 20th anniversary, Cucalorus is rebranding the Midnight Madness program as Convulsions.” The Midnight Madness program was launched at the 2007 festival with films like Anders Morgenthaler’s devious debut “Princess,” an animated whopper about religion, pornography, revenge and one small girl with a crowbar. Last year boasted the Southern U.S. premiere of Jeremy Saulnier’sBlue Ruin,” which won the Fipresci Prize at Cannes.

Aaron Hillis was praised by Brooklyn Magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture."

Aaron Hillis was praised by Brooklyn Magazine as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture.” He also <3′s Daiquiris.

The rebranding of this bad habit is illegitimately fathered by Cucalorus board member and NYC film journalist Aaron Hillis, who bothered* me enough in 2007 that I finally watched his dead-mall-turned-flea-market verite doc Fish Kill Flea, mainly so he would leave me alone**. Good thing I did. The film was an indie gem, a crafty cross between Errol Morris at his best and a funny-sad concert video for hoarders and junk-lovers. When I look at the festival’s programming successes over the years — Hillis’ co-directed doc is a solid top-ten 10.  (Other horn-tootin’ successes: the U.S. premiere of the Greek masterpiece “Dogtooth,” a habit of showing films just because they’re nasty and provoke the unwashed masses, and offering primo slots for emerging Southern filmmakers.)

I can only guess that Hillis caught wind of Cucalorus’ gonzo, late-night reputation. Aaron Hillis IS a late-night party. This is both a blessing and a dire warning. He’s got an after-party erection 24-and-a-half hours a day. So when he first came to (and on) Cucalorus in 2007, he and I started a torrid love affair that has nearly ruined us and the topographical surroundings. With his mischievous assistance and inexplicably shrewd curation, we’ve combed high schools and panty-raided nursing homes all over the country to program this year’s Convulsions program. Strap one on friends, this ride’s gonna get messy.

CONVULSIONS: Cinematic visions for the night crowd. A mash-up of sex, horror and the bizarre. For Adult Cucalorians only. Hosted by Aaron Hillis.

* Side note to all filmmakers: We want to hear from you. Don’t be afraid to email festival programmers and let them know just how badly you want it. Otherwise, WE DON’T KNOW. If you’re refreshing your inbox every minute and watching our website to see if your film appears on the list, email us right now and let us know. Sometimes we can give an honest assessment of your chances in making the cut, but at the very least, we can tell you when we’ll have final selections wrapped up. That way, you can relax and only check your email every 10 minutes between buying sweet-ass wafflemakers on that there eBay.

** Note from Aaron Hillis: that’s a bald-faced lie about bothering Dan. He’s a filthy liar and horse thief, and he programmed our movie because he digs it, not realizing he’d then be stuck with me forever.

 –this blog may have been written by dan brawley with help from aaron hillis and team cucalorus. who? knows!

Find adventure with family films at Cucalorus

The Cucalorus Film Festival will debut a family films program during the 20th annual event with the help of a $45,000 donation from its top sponsor, PNC Bank. The outreach program, which is designed to engage the local community during the five-day festival, Nov. 12-16 in historic downtown Wilmington, N.C., will be launched in two parts.

“PNC’s support of Cucalorus aims to provide more youth and community members with access to the art of film,” said Chris George, PNC region manager. “We also celebrate the 20th anniversary of this festival, which has brought tremendous economic impact and arts and cultural value to our community.”

“Kidsalorus,” a program of family films suitable for kids ages 7 and up, will bring fresh, innovative festival films into an accessible space for those of all generations to enjoy. The lineup will showcase a variety of family-friendly fare from programs such as “Surfalorus,” and “Tar Heel Shorties.” PNC’s sponsorship will also support “Popup Cinema,” a free, outdoor screening series to take place throughout the fall.

"Zip & Zap and the Marble Game," will play during the festival's "Kidsalorus" program.

“Zip & Zap and the Marble Game,” will play during the festival’s “Kidsalorus” program.

“We are very excited to have PNC as the presenting sponsor of our 20th annual festival,” states Dan Brawley, Executive Director of Cucalorus Film Festival. “Through PNC’s generous sponsorship, we are able to reach even larger audiences through our Kidsalorus family films program and the Popup Cinema outdoor screenings.”

Two films from the Kidsalorus program have already made it into this year’s early selections: “Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang” and Felix! “Zip & Zap” brings to life two of Spain’s most beloved comic-book characters determined to enjoy their summer within the confines of a strict boarding school where fun is absolutely forbidden. When they make new friends and form the Marble Gang, their ongoing mischief and resistance to authority leads them to a mysterious secret, begging to be solved.

Described as “Billy Elliot with Cape Jazz,” by Indiewire, “Felix” follows 14-year-old Felix Xaba’s adventures at an elite South African private school. Much to the dismay of his mother, Felix takes up the saxophone to follow in the footsteps of his late father, a jazz musician. Desperate to play in the school’s jazz concert, he seeks out the aid of his father’s former bandmate and quickly excels on the sax — until his mother finds out and Felix is forced to win her over or live a life without music.

————————————————————————————————-Founded in 1994 as a showcase for independent films, Cucalorus has since grown into a multi-disciplinary festival, attracting hundreds of artists from around the world and thousands of visitors and community members to downtown Wilmington for the five-day cinematic celebration.

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The wait is over – Cucalorus 20′s early selections are here

The Cucalorus Film Festival, presented by PNC, unveiled a strong lineup of early selections for this year’s 20th anniversary festival, taking place November 12-16 in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The 89 early picks range from love-lost unicorns and teenage bank robbers, to family flicks and social justice documentaries. In all, more than 200 films will be screened during Cucalorus, making it one of the largest film showcases in the United States.

Dino De Laurentiis stands on the set of “Firestarter” in 1984 at the newly built studios on 23rd Street in Wilmington. STARNEWS / CHARLIE ARCHAMBAULT

In keeping with the festival’s multidisciplinary tradition, Cucalorus will open with the live performance Dance-a-lorus, a blend of film and dance that features troupes and choreographers from across the U.S. This year’s festival will also honor Dino DeLaurentiis and his lasting legacy on film culture in North Carolina. There will be special screenings of “Flash Gordon,” “King Kong Lives,” “Cat’s Eye” and “Maximum Overdrive.”

“As we prepare to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary, we’re excited about how Cucalorus has grown,” the festival’s Executive Director, Dan Brawley, said. “It continues to be one of the top regional festivals in the country as we showcase a special mix of important premiers with a continued commitment to supporting regional artists. Downtown Wilmington is the perfect setting for the diverse range of programming at Cucalorus and our audiences are some of the best in the world.”

Some of the remarkable selections from the early lineup include David Robert Mitchell’s Cannes horror breakout “It Follows,” Ukrainian drama “The Tribe” (winner of three Cannes Critic’s Week awards), Joanna Coates’ indie drama “Hide and Seek,” Josephine Decker’s “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely,” Leah Meyerhoff’s “I Believe in Unicorns,” and Nathan Silver’s “Uncertain Terms.” Selected documentaries by North Carolina filmmakers include “The Hip Hop Fellow,” “Occupy the Imagination,” “Private Violence,” “Cotton Road” and “Daylight Come: Life After Rape in the Congo.

Jake Weary and Maika Monroe in "It Follows." Courtesy of Mongrel Media.

Jake Weary and Maika Monroe in “It Follows.” Courtesy of Mongrel Media.


Short films are a primary focus at Cucalorus, with more than 140 projected to make the final line-up. Shorts blocks are crafted to focus on a range of different topics, including dance, comedy, horror, animation, documentary and global cinema. Twenty North Carolina natives made the early selections list, along with the world premiere of “Happy Birthday to Me” by Peter Mackie Burns, the family friendly fix “So You’ve Grown Attached” by Kate Tsang, and the bizarre festival favorite “Master Muscles” by Efren Hernandez.

Jehina Malik in "Master Muscles."

Jehina Malik in “Master Muscles.”

Further additions to the line-up, including the Works-in-Progress program, will be announced later in September. The final film list and schedule will be released in October. Discounted passes are available at Members of the press should visit to apply for credentials.

Early Selections coming out soon…


Stay tuned friends and get your ear balls and eyeholes rebooted. We’ll be announcing early selections for this year’s Cucalorus Film Festival in just a few days!

Early selections have been selected by vincent diesel and vlad putin – international selection selectors. Vin & Vlad were assisted by fifty programmers from all over the world have been sifting through more than 1600 entries from 67 countries, swimming through an incredible array of creative, inspiring, demented, delightful and thought-provoking films. Using a complex matrix of values and considerations, programmers and key staff build lists and lists and more lists, refining selections down to achieve the perfectly balanced mix of funny, fierce and forward. The festival values diversity of geography, race, gender, age, and a host of ephemeral notions in making final decisions – to deliver a challenging, singular, innovative and unexpected schedule of screenings and events.

Early selections include films from the newly launched Kids-a-lorus and revamped Convulsions programs to our VanguardVoices and Shorts programs, representing the finest in regional and international cinema for ages 7 and way way up. Further selections will be announced in late September and early October. The full festival schedule will be released at the Kickstarter/Birthday party on October 17. Tickets will also go on sale on this date!!

Savoring White Pants,
Team Cucalorus

p.s. happy labor day <3′s

Resident Artist Dispatch: Mariah Dunn

Filmmaker Mariah Dunn enjoyed a warm stay in Wilmington, NC as part of the Cucalorus Summer Residency program. Before becoming interested in film, Mariah worked in Manhattan at Fuse TV and The Martha Stewart Show. She eventually found herself in Portland, OR where she fell in love with documentary filmmaking and teaching. Mariah recently earned a MFA from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her films have screened at a variety of festivals throughout the country including, Cucalorus Film Festival, Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, BolderLife Film Festival, The Loft Film Festival, and more.

Filmmaker Mariah Dunn

Filmmaker Mariah Dunn

Traveling in from Greensboro, Mariah visited many of the Port City’s hot spots (Airlie Gardens, Greenfield Lake, the Historic District, etc.) to enhance her new project. Here’s a preview of Mariah’s work during her stay…


In-Camera Photograms

In-camera Photograms
Objects, such as spanish moss, sand, or plants, found in each location were collected and inserted into the camera. The objects sit on the film emulsion and create a photogram of sorts while simultaneously capturing the scene being photographed. The result that is exposed on the 35mm film is both a macro and micro image that defines the space. These images will be strung together in a crude stop-motion animation to give the viewer a sense of exploring the location.

Element - "Sand"

Element – “Sand”

Element - "Spanish Moss"

Element – “Spanish Moss”

Element - "River Plant"

Element – “River Plant”


About the Residency Program

The Residency provides housing for artists at the festival’s growing creative compound in downtown Wilmington. Artists live at one of the festival’s three residency buildings – the Pink House, Yolohaus, and the Cottage – and are nurtured by the creative team that plots and schemes the annual film festival in downtown Wilmington – one of the best small cities in America for filmmakers. All resident artists are given free housing and administrative support from staff along with access to the microcinema for events.

Special consideration is given to filmmakers whose projects are capitalizing on the unique assets found in Wilmington – ranging from the river to the ocean and including the rich array of humanoids who live here. The Residency is intended to be a catalyst for new work and for discovering new ways of creating. Cucalorus gives people the freedom to take risks!

To learn more about the residency, or to apply for the next session, email Or feel free to give us a shout at 910-343-5995.

Cucalorus’ Red Carpet drinks set to debut on Sunday

We’re pleased to introduce some of the fabulous and fizzy craft cocktails that will make their debut Sunday at Cucalorus Film Foundation’s annual fundraiser, “An Evening on the Red Carpet!”

And the cocktails are …

Wolf of Wall Street” – Whether you think Martin Scorsese’s latest flick is a reckless celebration of excess or a scathing critique of Wall Street, this fruity concoction will make you wish you were a financial-sector king. Midnight Moon Original and Galliano merge with mango juice and a blood-orange slice to create this lustful-lip tango.

American Hustle” – This cocktail continues the full-throttle ride that is David O. Russell’s swirling amphetamine high of a movie about chicanery in the late 1970s. Y’all will want to go back for seconds. A sensational mix of Midnight Moon Apple Pie, Italian red vermouth, Marasca cherry (thanks Manna!), an orange wedge, a sugar cube and Murray’s aromatic bitters.

Gravity” – This visually inspiring sci-fi spectacle and its stellar leading lady, Sandy Bullock, inspired one of our favorite combinations. The result is a little sweet and a little sassy. Midnight Moon Original, a pinch of mint, Murray’s aromatic bitters, fresh lime, simple syrup, topped with ginger beer.

Captain Phillips” – Based on a true story of a hijacking by Somali pirates, this jittery thriller may leave you shaken, but our cocktail is here to soothe those frayed nerves. Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine and delicious maple syrup (waffles anyone?!) morph with fresh lemon juice and Murray’s aromatic bitters in a distinctive concoction that’s as comforting as Tom Hanks.

“Nebraska” – Never been to Nebraska? Neither have we, but the sense of place in Alexander Payne’s latest work is unshakable. The story’s melancholy tone and Bruce Dern’s cantankerous portrayal of Woody Grants inspired this bitter, yet sweet, mixture. Midnight Moon Apple Pie, cognac, simple syrup, Murray’s Aromatic Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters.

Philomena” – Judi Dench, a treasure who shines in this wrenching, but funny drama, inspired one of our most complicated concoctions. To all our classy, bad-ass lady friends: this one’s for you. Midnight Moon Original, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, Italian white vermouth, Murray’s Pom Grenadine, topped with dry sparkling wine.

Our talented mixologists have worked tirelessly to bring you these delightful libations AND three MORE crafty cocktails in honor of the Academy Awards Best Picture nominees “Her,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” but we’ve gotta keep those under wraps until Sunday, y’all.

An Evening on the Red Carpet” jumps off at 7:30 p.m. March 2 at Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios. If you haven’t already done so, reserve your seat for $100 or get the special lovers discount for couples for $180! Proceeds from the fundraiser support the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, hosted in Wilmington, N.C., Nov. 12-16, 2014.

Until next time – cheers and see you on the red carpet!




Cucalorus’ Oscar Pool and YOU

The 86th annual Academy Awards are less than two weeks away and so is Cucalorus Film Foundation’s annual fundraiser!

That’s right – “An Evening on the Red Carpet” is jumping off at 7:30 p.m. March 2 at Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios. We’re ecstatic that a few Cuc-alums (“The Act of Killing,” “Feral“) have earned Oscar nominations, and we’ve mentioned that the event will feature a red-carpet entrance, local cuisine, a silent auction, and craft cocktails – right?


Now that’s a lot sashaying and shmoozing – which is fabulous and all – but if you’re more into shaming your friends and family with your extensive film knowledge, then the Cucalorus Oscar pool is your ticket to stardom.

If you haven’t brushed up on this year’s nominees, it’s time to start preparing in earnest if you plan on becoming the CHAMPION of our pool, which means you get to take home a quarter of the pool’s CASH and an ALL-ACCESS PASS to the 20th anniversary edition of the Cucalorus Film Festival (going down in Wilmington, N.C. Nov. 12-16, 2014)!

Whew, that’s some prize. I’m a little hot ‘n bothered.

ANY-HOO. Let’s prepare by discussing this year’s nominees for best picture, shall we?

And the nominees are:
American Hustle
Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street’s Peter Knegt’s loved “Her,” but thinks “12 Years a Slave” will be the race’s likely winner, while Melena Ryzik at The New York Times, argued that “Gravity,” with 10 nominations, including best director, is pitted in a three-way tie for best pic against “12 Years a Slave” and David O. Russell’s American Hustle.

“Not since 2001, when “Gladiator,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Traffic” were all nominated, has there been such a highly contested race,” Ryzik states.

(Please tell us which film YOU think deserves to go home with the little gold statuette in the comments section below.)

If y’all haven’t QUITE decided which of these phenomenal films to put your money on – RELAX – there’s more than 20 other award categories to research. We’ll be posting our ballot here in the next few days, but before we do, test your knowledge at

And, if you haven’t already done so, reserve your “Evening on the Red Carpet” seat for $100 or get the special lovers discount for couples for $180! Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, hosted in Wilmington, N.C., Nov. 12-16, 2014.

Until next time – happy movie watching friendlies!


Two Cucalorus selections earn Academy Award nominations

2013′s “Evening on the Red Carpet” at EUE/Screen Gems Studios.

Local film lovers and Cucalorus attendees might recognize two Cuc’ 19 festival selections among the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards during Cucalorus’ annual fundraiser, “An Evening on the Red Carpet,” March 2 at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington.

The Act of Killing,” and “Feral,” which wowed audiences this past fall at Cucalorus 19, have been nominated in the Best Documentary Feature and Animated Short categories, respectively.

In “The Act of Killing,” which chronicles mass murder in Indonesia, director Joshua Oppenheimer challenges unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in the genocide. The hallucinatory result is a “cinematic fever dream,” and an “unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.”

The film (now streaming on Netflix) has found massive success among critics and audiences and won Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking and Outstanding Achievement in Production at this year’s Cinema Eye Honors, which recognized the finest non-fiction accomplishments of the year. It will go head-to-head in the Oscars race with another Cinema Eye winner, “Cutie and the Boxer,” and other critically acclaimed docs, including The Square.”

In Daniel Sousa’s animated short “Feral,” a wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest. If you missed “Feral” during the Button Bush shorts block at Cucalorus, filmmaker Daniel Sousa has made the 12-minute short available to rent for or buy on Vimeo on Demand.

If you haven’t researched this year’s other Academy Award nominees, now’s the time to head to the theater – that is, if you want to have a chance of competing in the Cucalorus Oscar pool. Stay warm inside Thalian Hall this weekend and catch a special Cinematique presentation of the Oscar nominated short films— Live Action Shorts on Friday night and Animated Shorts on Saturday night.

The festival’s fifth annual “Evening on the Red Carpet” fundraiser – hosted at Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios – will gather local film industry talent, city leaders and young and old film buffs for a true celebration of the film industry. The soiree will kick off at 7:30 p.m. as Red Carpet rockers fill Screen Gems Studios, delighting in local cuisine, an innovative selection of crafty cocktails, a curated silent auction and the live Oscars broadcast projected onto multiple GIANT screens.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, hosted in Wilmington, NC on November 12-16, 2014.

Reserve your seat for $100 or get the special lovers discount for couples at $180! (Click to purchase.)

That’s all for now folks. We’ll see you on the red carpet!

Peace and warm fuzzies,




Job Opening: Development Director


Cucalorus brings people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. The annual festival provides a non-competitive environment to showcase and support filmmakers.


Cucalorus is a multi-disciplinary arts organization supporting emerging and innovative creative professionals through our annual film festival, a residency program, a summer camp for teen filmmakers, a microcinema, and an extensive community outreach program. The annual Cucalorus Film Festival was established in 1994 and has since grown into one of the largest film festivals in the South. More than 200 films screen each year at venues all over downtown Wilmington, attracting a large number of participating artists (300+) and thousands of fans and industry professionals (accumulated attendance in 2013 was 14,784). Festival programs focus on dance, music videos, emerging artists. social justice, works-in-progress,  and international cinema. Cucalorus education and outreach programs include Global Perspectives, Works-in-Progress, Latino Lens, Media Literacy, and Racial Rewind. Cucalorus was “Voted One of MovieMaker Magazine’s Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2013.”


Applicants should be outgoing, self-motivated and ready to have the time of their lives. Applicants should have relevant experience in the arts and should be prepared to work in an intense, creative, challenging and rewarding environment. Interested applicants must have at least 3 years of non-profit development and fundraising experience. Applicants must have relevant computer and communication skills. Qualified applicants will be selected for an in-person or skype interview with the Executive Director and at least one board member. All candidates must be available to begin work in early March of this year. The position is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation will be based on experience.



The Development Director (DD) works closely with the Executive Director (ED) to cultivate a diverse income profile for the organization through grants, sponsorships, donations, fundraisers, and ticket sales. The Development Director provides internal and external leadership for the organization by cultivating relationships locally, nationally and internationally with funders, artists, and audiences.  The Development Director provides administrative support to the Executive Director on a daily basis. The Development Director is responsible for managing the foundation’s grant portfolio and will be expected to cultivate relationships with new granting organizations to increase the foundation’s income. The Development Director is responsible for monitoring all grant funds and for fulfilling all grant requirements – including budgets and reports.

The Development Director leads the organization’s annual festival sponsorship campaign. The DD works with the ED and the Board to develop goals and strategies for increasing festival sponsorship and for providing a high level of service to long-term supporters. The DD provides consistent communication to sponsors and supports their attendance and participation in festival events. The DD works closely with special event staff to insure that social events during the festival run smoothly. The DD is the lead organizer for events leading up to the festival, including the Sponsorship Launch party, the Kickstarter party and other fundraising events.

The DD is the primary organizer of the annual Oscar fundraiser “An Evening on the Red Carpet.” The DD coordinates the venue, catering, staffing and planning for the annual event. The DD is responsible for preparing press and marketing materials for the event. The DD manages the guest list and provides timely communication to donors about attendance.

The DD leads Development workgroup meetings and cultivates participation from board members, staff, volunteers and organizational partners. The DD communicates with the Board of Directors on a regular basis. The DD attends board meetings and participates in all main brain meetings.

The DD is responsible for managing the foundation’s various community engagement programs, which include Media Literacy, Global Perspectives, Latino Lens, Racial Rewind, Works-in-Progress, Voices, and Youth Films.



Compensation will be negotiated based on experience.


A completed application should be composed in the format of a cover letter, resumé, and at least one letter of recommendation. If you are applying for a position in which you have previously served, no letter of recommendation is required. In the cover letter, please address how past experience relates to the job, as well as answer one of the following questions:

What most excites you about the work of the Cucalorus Film Festival?

How will your work embody the festival’s commitment to supporting artists?

How will your work further deepen Cucalorus’ commitment to community engagement?


Submit your application by Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern to:


E-mail: (strongly preferred)

Electronic submissions should be sent in the form of an email to with 3 attachments – resumé, cover letter, and letter of recommendation.  Please also copy the text of the cover letter into the body of your email.

Mail: (cover letter, resumé, and letter of recommendation)


Cucalorus Film Foundation

815 Princess Street

Wilmington, NC 28401


Questions: Call 910-343-5995 or email

Cucalorus Artist Residency – Seeking Applications

Would you like to join our crazy little family? We’ll love you forever, we promise.

Seeking artists, filmmakers, dancers & friends for the launch of the Cucalorus Artist Residency program.


Photo Credit: Star News Online

Residencies are open to a wide range of creative professionals who embrace a collaborative environment. The first session of 2014 runs from February 13 to May 6, 2014. (There are currently 2 spots open.) Applications for the second session (August through November) will be accepted until May 23. Cucalorus staff will conduct Skype interviews with qualified applicants to discuss project ideas and needs. Space is not currently wheelchair accessible.

Application available for download below!

Cucalorus Residency Application

Please contact our Programming Coordinator, Ash McGuire ( for more information!