How To Apply – Current Application

We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Residencies and Mindful Breathers.

Click here to download the 2018-19 Application or you can fill out a google form.

If you are not ready to apply but would like to stay informed of Windcall deadlines and activities, please sign up on our home page.

We welcome your interest in Windcall

Applying for a Windcall Residency or Mindful Breather simply requires filling out a Windcall 2018-19 Application which includes a personal statement about why you think a period of reflection would be beneficial as well as information about your organizing experience. We also ask for two references and your resume.

Please make sure to read more details about our Windcall Residencies and Mindful Breather Program and the FAQs.


Our Selection Committee is composed of former Windcall Residents, all organizers and activists. We will notify you by mid May 2018 if you’ve been selected for a Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 Residency or Mindful Breather. Once selected, we will work with you to match you with a Residency or Mindful Breather site that works for you.

What does the Selection Committee look for in considering the applications?

When reviewing your application, our Selection Committee will ask the following questions:

  1. At this point in your life and work for social change, why would a period of reflection, removed from the demands of day-to-day life, be beneficial to you?
  2. To what extent have you taken a leadership role in social change issues?
  3. To what extent do you engage other people in taking collective action for social change?
  4. Do you work (paid or volunteer) in a community-based/membership/organizing/advocacy organization or union? Can you demonstrate how your social change work is central to the mission and goals of the organization/union?
  5. How long have you worked on a particular issue? Windcall requires applicants to have at least five years experience as an organizer or activist. You need not have worked for five years at the same organization, but you should demonstrate how your commitment to specific issues is significant, focused and long-standing.

To Nominate An Organizer

If you would like to nominate someone you think should be an applicant for Windcall, please send an email to Viviana Rennella, Windcall Director.