Sustainable Arts Foundation

The Sustainable Arts Foundation supports artists and writers with children. We make annual unrestricted cash awards to individuals; at least half of these awards are made to applicants of color. We also support artist residencies in their efforts to make their programs more family friendly.

Grants for arts organizations that have residencies and programs that support artists and writers with children. Application closes September 30th, 2020.

We know how significantly residency programs have been affected by COVID-19. We will be accepting applications in the fall of 2020 for our 2021 residency grants, and we understand that there may be less certainty than normal in your proposals.

Our application is straightforward; we need your contact information, a few details about the size and scope of your organization, and most of all, we need to know how your organization will support artists and writers with children.

We’re most impressed by organizations that are committing some of their own funds, resources, and energy to match requested funds. We’re looking for organizations willing to stretch a little to make themselves welcoming to parent residents. Including prorated salaries or other general administration costs as part of your proposal is not recommended.

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.

Organizations may apply for up to $6,000. Efficient use of funds directly benefiting parent residents is of the utmost importance. We admire organizations that bring some financial or operational commitment of their own for this proposal. We will not consider proposals asking for general operating funds.

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