Residency Grants


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 opportunities 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 $550,000 to over fifty organizations 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.

2020 Residency Grants

In recognizing the importance of sufficient lead time for promotion and execution, we have shifted our schedule. We will accept applications for 2020 residency grants in the fall of 2019. For the complete details and specific dates, please visit our application page.

Previous Grantees

Learn more about our previous grantees.


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