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SAF Residency Grants | Application Now Open

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for the fourth year of Residency Grant funding. This program, launched in 2013, was designed to encourage artist and writer residencies to make their programs more accessible to artists and writers with children. Up to $10,000 is offered per program. 

Last year, 15 organizations were funded for a range of projects including, creating shorter residency periods to accomodate parents, providing increased stipends, offering childcare and other programming.

Details of the program are below. Residencies should apply by January 29, 2016.


For many parents, the financial, emotional, and logistical demands of raising a family make attending a traditional artist/writer residency program impossible. We started with a two-year pilot program designed to encourage residency programs to make their opportunties more accessible to parent artists and writers.

We've been so encouraged by the number and quality of organizations that have applied to this program, and we've granted over $200,000 in support of their ideas and innovations.

Eligible organizations can apply to support existing programs, or to modify or create programs that address the needs of parent applicants.

The goal of this program is not only to reward organizations with original and effective solutions, but to share the results, so that other residencies might learn from them as well.

Learn more about SAF previous grantees.


The organization must be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) offering residencies to visual artists and/or writers.

The program(s) funded by this award must support visual artists and writers with at least one dependent child under the age of 18.

Grant Funds

Organizations may apply for up to $10,000. Efficient use of funds is of the utmost importance.


Applications must be completed by midnight, Pacific Time, on January 29th, 2016.


To apply, please complete our online application


Contact us at residencygrants [at] sustainableartsfoundation [dot] org.