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Residencies for Parents! Woohoo!

Apr 5, 2013

The Sustainable Arts Foundations supports writers and artists with families.

"The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Our mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work."
They offer generouns individual artist's grants in the amount of $6000. I'm incredibly grateful that they exist.

"Too often, creative impulses are set aside to meet the wonderful, but pressing, demands of raising a family. The foundation's goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide."

girlswalk.jpg [my kids at one of my exhibits]

One of the things I've been longing to do is a residency. But I can't. I can't leave my kids and residencies don't include kids. They've started a pilot program to assist with that too! I couldn't be more thrilled!
"For many parents, the financial, emotional, and logistical demands of raising a family make attending a traditional artist/writer residency program impossible. We are launching a two-year pilot program to support residencies interested in making their programs more accessible to parent artists and writers."

Below is the list of recent residency grant recipients.

Here is where parents can apply for a residency. Go forth and apply!
Atlantic Center for the Arts
The Atlantic Center for the Arts will be offering a generous number of fully-funded scholarships for parent artists.
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company is committed to broadening the representation of family life in theatre and seeks to produce a play based on work by a parent playwright. The Sustainable Arts Foundation grant will assist with attracting plays from parent writers.
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program will make several of its Winter Residencies available to parent artists.
Headlands Center for the Arts
The Sustainable Arts Foundation grant to the Headlands Center for the Arts will help ensure that the opportunities Headlands is already making available to parents will continue to be affordable.
The Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND)
ISLAND will make physical improvements to its Hill House residence and provide stipends to parent artists.
Kala Art Institute
Kala will be making several new flexible residency and workshop opportunities available to parent artists.
Maine College of Art
The Maine College of Art will make physical improvements to its Pace House residence and offer a stipend to make that residency available to parent artists.
Millay Colony
The Millay Colony will continue to offer its innovative options, such as weekend and virtual residencies, which give parents much needed flexibility in scheduling.
Montalvo Arts Center
The Montalvo Arts Center has been including parent artists in its programs for years, and this grant will help ensure that this support continues.
Penland School of Crafts
The Penland School of Crafts will make physical improvements to their site and offer stipends to make this residency more feasible for parent artists.
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation
Parent artists already make up a substantial percentage of the residents at Roswell. The funding they receive from the Sustainable Arts Foundation will ensure this program continues to thrive.
Santa Fe Art Institute
The Santa Fe Art Institute will offer fee-free residencies to parent artists.
Vermont Studio Center
For the third year in a row, the Vermont Studio Center is offering fully-funded two- and four-week residencies, including stipends for travel and childcare, for parent writers and artists.


Tags: Art Business
Category: Opportunties
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