Real Ideas Studio’s flagship “on the ground” programs are by application only. Students are recruited from the creative disciplines that would be necessary to produce a work of professional portfolio quality. Such projects could range from short films, interactive media, print or visual projects with contributions from 3 – 5 accepted applicants.

Each group collaborates and develops the piece in-person. The setting may be in conjunction with a major cultural or industry event, in a historic or nature setting. Project themes are guided to be human interest-based with no political affiliation.

On the Ground programs are funded through program fees which will fluctuate depending upon sponsorships and scholarship availability. Students must be 18 years of age or older, responsible for their own round trip transportation to the program destination. Join our interest lists to be notified when program details and applications are available.

On the ground programs in planning:
-Film Photography Workshops
-2023-2024 RIS Arts Exploration Trips
-Future RIS Cannes and Slamdance/Sundance Film Festival Student Programs