IMMERSION 4.0 with The School of Making Thinking 

May 5-28, 2020

This spring, The School of Making Thinking will run IMMERSION 4.0, our fourth iteration of our 360° video creation lab. The IMMERSION Lab is an opportunity to become acquainted with the emerging media of virtual reality (VR), build deep relationships in community, and develop methods of organizing creative projects in connection with social justice and peaceful futures.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, February 7th @ 11:59PM EST

Artist Residency Program

The Cucalorus Residency program supports the development of new work in film, dance, and theater. It focuses on explorations of personal narrative in a process-focused laboratory with daily facilitation, play and sharing. Resident artists live and work on the festival’s growing creative compound in downtown Wilmington. To learn more about the residency or to find out about rental rates for our facilities, email Or feel free to give us a shout at 910-343-5995.

Cucalorus – what is it?

A Cucalorus is piece of film equipment placed in front of a light to create a dappled lighting effect and originates from a Greek word that means ‘dance of the shadows.’ Cucalorus was founded in 1994 by an underground filmmaking collective called Twinkle Doon and has since grown into an institution showcasing creativity and innovation across many industries. The annual Cucalorus Festival takes place over five days in November and includes Film, Stage and Connect – three distinct programs showcasing cinema, performance and technology.

Jengo’s Creative Campus

The Jengo’s Creative Campus is located just nine blocks from the Cape Fear River within the walkable and welcoming historic district of downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The campus includes six buildings: Wabi Sabi Warehouse, Jengo’s Playhouse, the PinkHouse, Yolohaus, the Nutthouse, and the Cabin. Resident artists will live at the PinkHouse, Yolohaus, or the Cabin and will have access to studio space at Jengo’s Playhouse.