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Sustainable Arts Foundation Residency Grants | 2014 Call for Applications

The Sustainable Arts Foundation has announced the second year of their pilot Residency Grant Program. 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

Last year, 13 organizations were selected with a variety of proposals ranging from minor physical improvements to shorter residency periods to childcare stipends.


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 year two of a two-year pilot program to support residencies interested in making their programs more accessible to parent artists and writers.

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.

Eligibility + Funds

Elidgible 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.

Organizations may apply for up to $10,000. Efficient use of funds is of the utmost importance. All applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2014. To apply, please download and complete our application.

Questions? Contact us at residency grants [at] sustainableartsfoundation [dot] org.


Sustainable Arts Foundation

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.

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.