AwardsOur program focuses on awards to individual artists and writers with families. Specifically, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. We welcome applicants from anywhere, but will give some preference to residents of the San Francisco bay area.
AwardsThe foundation will award the following:
Sustainable Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award: $6,000
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award: $6,000
There will be multiple winners for each award.
Additionally, we will be awarding a number of smaller Promise Awards to those applicants whose work may not qualify for the main awards, but nonetheless demonstrates both skill and potential.
DisciplinesThe foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry to apply.
Visual artists practicing painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, film/video, and photography are encouraged to apply.
At this time we are not accepting applications in the performing arts or music.
CriteriaWe seek to reward excellence. Your portfolio will assist us greatly in evaluating your work which may, but need not, refer to your parenting. We're also interested in hearing what your plans are, and how this award might assist you in attaining your goals.
ScheduleOur awards are announced biannually, and our calendar is as follows:
|2013 Spring Awards|
|Deadline to apply||February 28, 2013 (now closed)|
|Awards announced||June 1, 2013|
|2013 Fall Awards|
|Online application available||Early July|
|Deadline to apply||August 31, 2013, 5 p.m. Pacific time|
|Awards announced||Nov. 1, 2013|