Parent-Friendly Residencies


For many parents, the financial, emotional, and logistical demands of raising a family make attending a traditional artist/writer residency program impossible. Since 2013, we have partnered with residency programs working to make their opportunities more accessible to parent artists and writers.

We’ve been so encouraged by the organizations that have submitted proposals to this program, and we’ve granted $790,000 to sixty-five residencies in support of their ideas and innovations.

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

We are particularly interested in what residencies are doing to make their programs more diverse, from their staff to their review boards, and of course the residents themselves.

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

For more program information, please visit our application page.

Parent-Friendly Residency Partners

Learn more about all of our parent-friendly residency partners.


Please review our list of frequently asked questions.

If you have questions that aren’t answered here, please contact us.