We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions below. If you need clarification or have additional questions, contact the Image staff at email@example.com.
Read How to Glen (Online) to learn more about our community, values, the vulnerability we seek to honor, and our expectations for one another during our time together.
Like its traditional counterparts, morning workshops and seminars comprise the beating heart of the Glen Online week. Optional art + faith discussion cohorts and virtual open mics will provide additional opportunities to meet other folks in the Glen community and to share your work during the week.
Glen attendees will also have the opportunity to attend online readings, screenings, conversations, concerts, and more featuring our faculty. But because no one wants to be in front of the computer that many hours a day in one week, we’re going to schedule these events over the course of the whole summer as part of our new Image Summer Stage series. The Summer Stage online events are free and open to the public when attended live, but Glen attendees will also get special “backstage access” to series recordings that you can watch on demand.
A basic outline of our week is available here.
Live! Glen workshops and seminars will be synchronous, meaning you’ll all be in the same “room” at the same time.
The Glen Workshop is an experiment in creativity and community. It only lasts a week, but for many it’s also a source of friendships that continue for years. The Glen means a lot to people who feel split between two worlds—an art or literary world that seems baffled by, indifferent to, or suspicious of their interest in God, and a church world that feels similarly about their identities as artists. If your life feels that way, the Glen is where you might find your people. If you’re lucky enough not to feel this divide at home, well, savor it—and bring your friends along! Read How to Glen (Online) to learn more about our community, values, the vulnerability we seek to honor, and our expectations for one another during our time together.
At the Glen Workshop, we espouse a vision of art that emphasizes discipline, excellence, and high standards, but we also want developing artists to receive the positive reinforcement they need to continue to grow in their craft. The Glen staff and faculty understand that you make yourself vulnerable when you participate in a workshop, and we want the environment to be one of safety, understanding, and respect.
Our faculty have been chosen not only because of their excellence as writers or artists, but also because they are sensitive and effective teachers. They work extremely hard to maintain a positive atmosphere in the classroom, and they strive to give everyone—whatever their level of achievement may be—the kind of feedback they need.
In early summer you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to be in a cohort of Glen attendees who will read and discuss a short essay about art or faith each afternoon during the Glen. Groups will consist of five to seven people and will be a fun opportunity to meet and engage with folks outside your class. We do understand that not everyone will want to spend that much time at their computer each day so these cohorts are entirely optional.
Open Mics are opportunities to share your work and they’re a highlight of the Glen. We usually host multiple open mic opportunities throughout the week and all are welcome to attend. If you’d like to perform or present your work (all genres welcome!) you can sign up for a five-minute slot on a first-come, first-serve basis via links that will be sent in the Glen Daily.
NOTE: If we have more demand than capacity and you sign up for multiple open mic nights, you may be asked to give up a spot so that we can provide as many people as possible an opportunity to share their work.
ALSO NOTE: Glen staff are unable to format slideshows. Visual artists are responsible to format their own presentations.
The Glen Daily is a newsletter sent via email each evening of the Glen that includes the schedule and programming highlights for the next day. Everyone is added to the Glen Daily email list when they register. If you don’t see the newsletter in your inbox, check your spam or promotions folders.
You’re welcome to connect with other Glen Online attendees in advance of the week via our closed Facebook group: 2020 Glen Workshops Community. For the safety of all, requests to join the group will only be approved after registration is confirmed. In addition to the folks you will meet in class, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and learn with your fellow Glen attendees by joining art + faith discussion cohorts. More information about cohorts will be sent to registered attendees a few weeks before the Glen.
Yes! The Glen is framed by the Christian tradition, but all are welcome.
Yes. Read How to Glen (Online) to learn more about our community, values, the vulnerability we seek to honor, and our expectations for one another during our time together.
Classes will follow the traditional Glen schedule and meet for three hours each morning, Monday through Friday, July 27-31. But given the spread of time zones we’ll be occupying, “morning” will be observed somewhat loosely with classes starting at 11am Eastern / 10am Central / 8am Pacific. A basic outline of our week is available here.
We’re exploring our options now, but Zoom is the most likely platform we’ll use. Whatever software we use will be free to you and simple to use.
Yes! You do need a computer running updated software and high-speed internet access. But whatever software we use will be simple to use. Plus, each class will have a teaching assistant whose job is to troubleshoot technical problems for the teacher and fellow students.
Live! Glen workshops and seminars will be synchronous, meaning you’ll all be in the same “room” at the same time.
Not at all. Like the traditional in-person experience, Glen Online classes will incorporate time for discussion, demonstration, one-on-one conversations, creating new work, bathroom breaks, and more.
In addition to offering lectures, discussion, demonstrations, and more, each faculty member will have his or her own strategies for making online space to create visual and performance art during the week of the Glen. We’re confident the Glen Online will be a rich experience across disciplines.
Your supplies fee will be refunded. Your faculty instructor will send you a list of items you’ll want to have on hand that you’ll be able to order and have delivered directly to your home.
Short answer: We sure hope so. Longer answer: Hospitality is central to the mission of the Glen and it’s a pleasure and honor to create space that is accessible to people with a wide variety of experiences of embodiment. If you have any concerns about the Glen being accessible to you, please contact us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss the details and make arrangements for you to join us online.
Yes! When you register you’ll be given two options:
- Pay in full.
- Pay in five monthly installments of $170. You will pay $170 at registration and then you will be automatically billed $170 each month for the next four months. Easy!
The Glen Online offers the following refund options:
until June 1—Registered attendees who cancel no later than June 1 will have the option of receiving a full refund of any fees already paid, or applying 100 percent of paid fees toward registration for the 2021 Glen Workshop. Folks who roll their fees over to 2021 will get a $100 early bird credit added to their balance. For example, it you roll over $850, we’ll add $100, so you’ll actually have $950 to apply to next year’s registration.
until July 1—Registered attendees who cancel no later than July 1 will be able to apply 100 percent of paid fees toward registration to the 2021 Glen Workshop. Plus, they’ll get a $100 early bird credit added to their balance.
Yes! Two types of scholarships are available:
+ Glen Fellowships – full scholarships that require the recipient to assist the teacher with basic administrative and technical tasks (value: $850)
+ Partial Scholarships – half off the Glen Online tuition (value: $425)
The scholarship application is available here and is due June 1. Decisions will be made and recipients notified no later than Monday, June 15.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by Image staff based on multiple criteria including financial need and community development.
Yes. We will consider scholarship applications from folks who have already registered for the Glen. However, note that the standard refund policy applies if you don’t get a scholarship and decide to withdraw your registration.
until June 1—Registered attendees who cancel no later than June 1 will have the option of receiving a full refund of any fees already paid, or applying 100 percent of paid fees toward registration for the 2021 Glen Workshop. Folks who roll their fees over to 2021 will get a $100 early bird credit added to their balance. For example, it you roll over $850, we'll add $100, so you'll actually have $950 to apply to next year's registration.
until July 1—Registered attendees who cancel no later than July 1 will be able to apply 100 percent of paid fees toward registration to the 2021 Glen Workshop. Plus, they'll get a $100 early bird discount on their 2021 registration.
After you apply for a scholarship, you have two options:
1) You can go ahead and register for the 2020 Glen Online. If you get a scholarship, we will provide a refund and/or adjust the balance due on your account accordingly, based on the scholarship amount and whether or not you selected the payment plan. This option makes it more likely you’ll get your top choice of class since spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The potential down side is that we cannot offer cash refunds after June 1. So, if you register and don’t receive a scholarship, your options are to attend at full price or, until July 1, to roll your registration fees over to the 2021 Glen Workshop. If you plan to attend the Glen Online regardless of your scholarship decision, we recommend this option.
2) You can wait and register once you’ve received a scholarship decision. If you don’t have your heart set on one particular class, this option is also very good. And we will do our best to put you in your top choice of class regardless.
Yay! And yes! You can Give the Glen via this link and we’ll create a custom e-card you can send to your lucky friend.
The Glen Workshop provides vital revenue that sustains the work of Image and it remains a tremendous value compared to other week-long arts workshops. But we recognize and lament that the Glen is a luxury many can’t afford. We’re actively working to increase our scholarship fund while also doing our best to keep costs down, pay our faculty and staff fair wages, and produce a beautiful experience for attendees.
Instead of our typical packing list, here’s a quick checklist of things to consider before the Glen:
- Make sure you’ve downloaded and tested out the virtual meeting software we’ll be using. (More details about this will be available soon.)
- Order any supplies you’ll need for your class. (You'll get this info from your faculty in June.)
- Headphones with a built-in mic are likely to be helpful.
- Make sure your favorite coffee or tea mug is ready. (Because some things never change.)
Your teacher will provide details about how and when to submit your work no later than mid-July.