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Creating Your Own Path


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Creating Your Own Path


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHOW

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ABOUT THE SHOW:

Creating Your Own Path (CYOP) is a weekly interview series featuring inspiring individuals and change-makers from various creative industries.

With over 100 episodes in the archives, I've found that we creatives often veer off course, forge our own paths and don't always fit a particular mold. We tend to be a multifaceted bunch and this interview series seeks to find common ground among us all.

Prepare to be challenged, inspired and motivated.

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CYOP Episodes


BY SEASON + LOCATION

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Love for the show


PEOPLE SAY THE NICEST THINGS!

Love for the show


PEOPLE SAY THE NICEST THINGS!

Inspiring + Entertaining

Jennifer explores the powerful thoughts and motivations behind creatives. She asks the perfect questions and gives the podcast a relatable conversational tone. Love every minute. Can’t wait for more episodes.
— Stella

Goes Behind the Scenes

One of my favorite things about the show is that Jennifer goes behind the scenes to really find out how these entrepreneurs and creative thinkers got their start. She doesn’t gloss over the surface. I think this is one podcast to keep your eye on!
— Gina

 

A Creative Gem! 

I love hearing about the creative lives of others and that’s exactly what Jen provides with each episode.
— Tami
 

Rare Glimpses of Insight + Inspiration

As a creative, it’s important to hear the thoughts and inner workings of other creatives. And even more so, their past, struggles, and what it took to get to where they are. Jennifer Snyder offers a great platform for just that. She asks the right questions which obviously bring out the right answers. Definitely a fan.
— Sami

Encouragement for Creative Minds

Sometimes leading or dreaming of a more creative life can get lonely, but Jennifer’s Creating Your Own Path podcast brings amazing folks who have created their own path right into your living room, car, or office. It’s so hopeful to hear from others who have made it made it work and the friendly interview style makes this podcast extra enjoyable and encouraging.
— Adina
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The CYOP Artist Residency


ART AND AUDIO STORYTELLING, COMBINED BEAUTIFULLY

 

The CYOP Artist Residency


ART AND AUDIO STORYTELLING, COMBINED BEAUTIFULLY

 

the CYOP Artist Residency blends the storytelling found on the Creating Your Own Path podcast with the talents of emerging artists, illustrators and designers.

The goal of the program is to elevate important discussions, inspire others to pursue their creative work, and to ultimately support the creative community.


HOW THE CYOP ARTIST RESIDENCY WORKS

Each year, the CYOP Artist Resident receives access to the creatively charged audience of the podcast through stints as an occasional co-host, promotion in all available online channels, hands-on experience creating commissioned work, professional guidance, and a generous stipend. In return, the resident — who works remotely from their current location — creates a collection of art pieces using important interview moments and pull-quotes from throughout the season.

The culmination of the residency will result in items for the CYOP online shop aimed at celebrating the art of discussion, providing future funding for the program, and giving each participating artist a beautiful, well-rounded portfolio project.


The application window for the 2019 cyop artist residency is Closed.


WHO SHOULD APPLY

All U.S.-based artists, designers, and illustrators who are passionate about storytelling across multiple mediums are encouraged to apply for the CYOP Artist Residency. This is a visual/remote residency so no relocation is required.

Ideal candidates are either just getting started with their creative career, in the midst of a career change, or currently pursuing either a formal or self-taught education. 

Applicants should be available for part-time participation and should have at least some experience in the following areas:

  • Creating pieces based on client or professor direction

  • Incorporating the written word into works of art or design

  • Understanding the requirements needed to meet a deadline

  • Converting work to digital formats (depending on artist’s preferred medium)

  • Collaborating with others on a virtual/remote project

IMPORTANT NOTE: Those who apply should also be very familiar with the Creating Your Own Path podcast.

RESIDENCY LENGTH

The 2019 CYOP Artist Residency will run from approximately May 1 through October 31, 2019.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The 2019 application window is closed. The 2019 resident will be notified by April 29, 2019 and will officially be announced to the public in May.

To prepare for the application process, interested candidates should be ready with the following information:

  • Your preferred medium (paint, pen, pencil, digital tools, etc.)

  • Your future career goals and how this project would move you closer to those goals

  • Why you feel this residency is a good fit for you

  • Your overall workflow and creative process

  • Examples of work you’ve done in the past (with links)

  • Your availability during the 2019 residency period



FUNDING FOR THE CYOP RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The CYOP Artist Residency program is funded, in part, by the items in the shop. On behalf of myself and future program residents, I want to thank each and every one of you who have purchased or plan to purchase items that support this program.

The remainder of the program funding is provided by me, my day job and my side-gig creative work.


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How to Get Involved


SPONSORSHIPS + GUEST REQUESTS

How to Get Involved


SPONSORSHIPS + GUEST REQUESTS

 

2019 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES coming soon!

Share your brand story with entrepreneurs, in-house creative teams and students in over 145 countries across the globe! Season 6 is right around the corner and I'm happy to open the show up to sponsors. Simply complete the following form to get the ball rolling.


ON BEING A CYOP PODCAST GUEST

I'll be continuing to curate my guest list to include thoughtful, relevant, timely and inspiring stories for upcoming seasons and will not be accepting guest pitches. If that changes, listeners and fans will likely be notified over on Twitter or Instagram.
Thank you for understanding!