Local Community Initiative

Announcing a new initiative in conjunction with The Gathering Project--a resource opportunity for creators (and creators-to-be) and hosts (and hosts-to-be) of new or existing local creative communities. Applicants share their gathering plans, and introduce us to their community members. Selected recipients will receive the Telling Your Story multimedia course*, along with a group study guide and three 10 minute videos to show during consecutive live gatherings. Recipients also receive five free months of online support (April through August) in a private, members-only group with community-building mentors.

Deadline: March 15, 2017 at midnight, EST.

*Recipients are responsible for shipping costs. Group attendees can also apply to receive their own free course, shipping costs not included.


Apply to Begin or Develop Your Local Creative Community With Us


  1. Step One: Apply here.
  2. Step Two: Have your group attendees fill out the form as well to qualify for their course resources.
  3. Step Three: Watch your inbox for notifications by April 1, 2017.

Deadline: March 15, 2017 at midnight, EST.

By applying, you agree to receive further communications regarding the Local Community Initiative, including acceptance status, and recipients agree to cover shipping costs for course materials.

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Common Questions

When will recipients be notified?

All applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance by April 1, 2017.

How will shipping costs be calculated? 

Inside the United States, courses will be shipped via Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging. International shipping will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.

Where will the online support take place?

We will be using Slack.com for our online support of Gatherers. It's a great application that will keep your gathering communications separate from your social media accounts or inbox, and it has an optional app for smart phones.

What if I ordered the Telling Your Story course as part of last fall's Gathering Special?

No problem--fill out the above form to let us know, and when we confirm your invoice from last fall's Gathering Special, we will add you to the online group to join us for five months of free support, April through August, 2017.

What if I have other questions?

You can also use the above form to send us questions, or email us at: thegatherersproject@gmail.com