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Creative Access: Residencies for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury

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ABOUT THE AWARDS

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

RESIDENCY SITES

THE ARTISTS

Residency Sites

VERMONT STUDIO CENTER (VSC)

Location: Johnson, Vermont
# of Creative Access Fellowships available: 6-8
# of artists-in-residence at a time: 55
Accessible accommodations: The Vermont Studio Center has studios and housing available to meet a range of accessibility needs: our Red Mill building is fully ADA accessible, including a 3-stop lift, and the Lowe Lecture Hall is equipped with an Assistive Listening Device. We seek to provide every VSC resident with an equal opportunity to pursue their creative practice and share their work, and to offer residents and visitors the opportunity to participate in and enjoy VSC's programs in an inclusive artistic and literary environment. Upon acceptance of your VSC residency, please let us know of any accessibility needs as soon as possible so that we may do our best to accommodate you. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the campus and our programs in relation to your accessibility needs, please contact David Grozinsky at (802) 635-2727 or email david@vermontstudiocenter.org. [ read more ]

PLAYA

Location: Summer Lake, Oregon
# of Creative Access Fellowships available: 3
# of artists-in-residence at a time: 8-12
Accessible accommodations: PLAYA offers one fully accessible live/work studio (Wildcat) adjacent to the primary building, the Commons which is also accessible. Wildcat studio, a flexible live/work space with a wheelchair-accessible bath and kitchen, best accommodates visual artists or writers. The space is adjacent to PLAYA’s main kitchen and dining facilities, where communal dinners are served. Accessible shared studio spaces in the Commons also include a library of alumni works, a living room often used for readings and presentations, laundry facilities, additional restrooms/showers, outside patio and other studio/meeting rooms. We also have other live/work studios that accommodate a range of accessibility needs. Upon acceptance, please let PLAYA’s staff know of any accessibility and dietary needs as soon as possible so that we may do our best to accommodate you. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our facilities and programs in relation to your accessibility needs, please contact Deborah Ford at (541) 943-3983 or email deborahford@playasummerlake.org. [ read more ]

RAGDALE FOUNDATION

 

Location: Lake Forest, Illinois (30 miles north of Chicago)
# of Creative Access Fellowships available: 3
# of artists-in-residence at a time: 13
Accessible accommodations: Ragdale offers an accessible studio in one of its primary buildings, the Barnhouse. The Chandler studio, a flexible live/work space with a wheelchair-accessible private bath, best accommodates visual artists and writers. The space is adjacent to the main kitchen and dining facilities, where communal dinners are served. Accessible shared living spaces in the Barnhouse also include a library of alumni works, a living room often used for evening readings and discussions, and a conference room. Upon acceptance, please let the Ragdale staff know of any accessibility and dietary needs as soon as possible so that we may do our best to accommodate you. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the campus and our programs in relation to your accessibility needs, please contact Amy Sinclair at (847) 234-1063 or email admissions@ragdale.org. [ read more ]

SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE (SFAI)

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
# of Creative Access Fellowships available: 3
# of artists-in-residence at a time: 8-10
Accessible accommodations: SFAI’s facility meets all ADA requirements with complete accessibility for wheelchairs to studio and living spaces. Two resident apartments are equipped with bathroom facilities for wheelchair access. The entire building has no stairs or barriers. All signage is presented in large clear type (English and Spanish). Artists selected for a residency receive living and working space at SFAI, which is centrally located within Santa Fe’s vibrant and diverse cultural community. SFAI’s facility, a nearly 17,000 square foot complex designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta, includes gallery and installation spaces, sky lit studios for individual and collaborative projects, personal apartments, contemporary art library, outdoor spaces and courtyards, laundry facilities, and communal kitchen, dining and living room areas. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the campus and our programs in relation to your accessibility needs, please contact Toni Gentilli at (505) 424-5050 or email tgentilli@sfai.org. [ read more ]

For more about this program, contact the Alliance of Artists Communities at grants@artistcommunities.org or 401-351-4320