These memberships are limited and selective. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org and set up a meeting. Please introduce yourself and your affiliation. Tell us why you want to be a CITADEL Patron, and what your stake in the arts is.
Break out of the mundane with connections and experiences tailored to transform
Schedule an in-person meeting to apply email@example.com
We reserve six spots per year for established creative spirits who want to be a part of the movement towards a richer literary future in Canada. Instead of merely asking for your sponsorship, we have created an immersive way for you to enjoy the fruits of your support.
CITADEL founder Robin Richardson is the award-winning author of four collections of poetry. She received her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College and has been teaching and mentoring many now-established authors for half a decade. Robin found that Canada lacked the ambition and access to craft and career guidance to achieve world-stage quality. She has made it her mission to cultivate writing within the country, catapulting students not just to publication, but to sustainable greatness. The approach she brings to CITADEL is one of egolessness, of stripping away the desire for praise in favour of the desire to deepen quality of craft and content, to be open and receptive to learning and improvement. No CITADEL member gets away with mediocrity.
Slip into the unconscious
With creative get-aways tailored to transform
WHAT YOU GET
Rare networking opportunities with access to carefully curated parties with top creatives in the country for you and a guest. Our parties are intimate, fun, and always full of surprises, taking place at various secret locations across the GTA and Prince Edward County.
Intimate chef’s table dinners with the founder where you will be filled in regularly on our progress and developments, and will have a chance to share your creative input.
Access to highly effective, slightly esoteric creativity seminars, guaranteed to cause a shift in perception and a deepening of understanding and expression.
Pairing opportunities with our top-tier members and mentors.
Numerous opportunities for creative cross-pollination
Listing of your choice on our site, and mention in our publications
A write-off! That’s right, our memberships are networking opportunities and are therefor totally tax deductible as a business expense. Fancy that.
WHAT YOU GIVE
Your membership provides CITADEL with the means to launch on a solid foundation. Here are just a few of the integral elements your membership helps put into place.
Affordable memberships for emerging writers
Payment and stipend for visiting writers from the US and abroad
High profile guest speakers
Contribution to the possible future purchase of a school or retreat for CITADEL to expand into