Where and when is this year’s workshop?
Bali, Indonesia – 19-25 July 2015
Which countries are eligible for the discounted local tuition of $475?
Regional students MUST be from and currently living in the following countries:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Yemen, including all countries in Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia regions
or from Foundry 2014 regional country list:
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
What is they typical daily schedule of the workshop?
Each class is different but generally students will meet with their teacher and class for part of each day for a lecture and/or critique. When not in class, they will work on their personal project. Each evening there is a presentation for all of the students, faculty and staff. Students will receive a schedule of evening events on the first day of the workshop. Expect to be kept very, very busy.
When should I arrive in Bali and when should I leave?
The workshop officially begins at 5pm on a Sunday but it is recommended that you arrive a day or two early to get yourself settled and to avoid the risk of arriving late and missing part of the workshop. The workshop ends with a slideshow of student work on the last day, followed by an after party. Sunday you are free to leave though many students make plans to travel together after the workshop ends.
Does the tuition price include airfare, hotels, food or transportation?
No. Tuition only covers workshop events and classes; students are responsible for their own transportation, accommodations and meals.
I live in one of the countries eligible for reduced tuition, but am a citizen of another country. Can I pay reduced tuition?
Sorry, no. These discounts are provided to make sure that regional photographers are represented at the workshop. Thanks for understanding.
Who is eligible to enroll in the workshop?
There are no age restrictions for the workshop. However, students should have less than three years experience as a professional photographer unless you are from the region (Asia).
* This restriction does NOT apply to regional photographers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Yemen, including all countries in Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia regions
Can you book my hotel for me?
No, we can’t. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. We will post a list of a few hotels in the area.
What are the typical daily costs in Bali?
This varies widely, and depends on your lifestyle and whether you share a room with another student. We estimate between $x-$x USD per day.
Do you offer scholarships?
If I already paid tuition, can I still apply for a scholarship?
Yes, you can. The judges for the scholarships are not aware who has or has not paid and it will not factor into their decision. If you win a partial or full scholarship, the money you have already paid will be reimbursed.
How can I be sure to get into a specific class?
Preference will be given to those who paid first. Students who register earliest get their first choice. However, all Foundry instructors are working photojournalists. If your assigned teacher cannot make the workshop for some reason, we will work with you to place you in another class. All of our instructors volunteer their time so we have to be flexible. Thanks for understanding.