Kindling Young Adult Fellowship, Fall 2022

  1. Apply

So, you’re considering applying to Kindling, the gap year program run by Powderhouse? We’re psyched to hear it and excited about the possibility of working together. Here’s what you should do next.

The application process for this program has three phases:

  1. Let us know you’re interested and tell us a bit about yourself through the form below.
  2. Based on those responses, we’ll follow up to schedule a 1-2 hour video interview in which we’ll get to know each other a little, further explore some of the things you shared in your application, and answer any questions you might have about us and the program.
  3. And finally, based on those conversations, we’ll get on another 1-2 hour call to get our hands dirty (or...maybe more our mouths talking?!) collaborating on some real project work. We want to get a sense of what it will be like to work together, so we’re going to spend some time coming up with project ideas live. We’ll share a little more when the time comes, but you won’t need to do any concrete preparation. Just come ready to chat and brainstorm with us!

You can expect a response to your first submission within 24 hours. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, and will send out admission decisions in batches on the first of each month. We will be accepting applications through 15 July 2022, but we will be admitting fellows on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to get started as soon as you’re able.


For each of the questions below, you can both directly type answers into the boxes provided and attach different kinds of media. Feel free to attach audio/video recordings, if you prefer to speak rather than write. Share whatever you’d like us to consider, but be sure to explain what you’ve included if it’s not obvious and to keep things as brief as you can while still expressing yourself fully.

If you have any trouble with this form or have any questions before submitting, please email

You can share whatever you’d like to do this. We’re happy to look at your Instagram account, videos of a project you did, anything you’d like us to know. If you have something more formal like a resume, feel free share it, but we don’t require it.Let us know if you’re especially excited about publishing; exploring computation, narrative, or design; getting transition support as you enter college or career; working with a small group of peers to do creative projects; furthering Powderhouse’s mission; or whatever is your truth. Whether it’s a project you did yourself or something from the world (*e.g.* [a father/son animation series]( or [a political essay/game combo]( or [an incredible concept album](, we want to get a sense for your taste in projects because, well, we might be doing projects together! When you can, share the projects with us directly, but definitely share what it is you love about them.In case we haven’t given you the opportunity to share something important, please do so here. But don’t feel weird about leaving it empty either!