The Creative Access Residency Program Application is NOW OPEN!

This year’s 12 Creative Access Fellows will attend residencies at PLAYA, the Ragdale Foundation, the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI), and the Vermont Studio Center (VSC).

The Creative Access Residencies Programfunded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s Creating Opportunity & Independence Project Grant, provides opportunities for artists and writers with spinal cord injury (SCI). This exciting residency fellowship program helps to further the creative careers of artists with SCI while championing accessibility and inclusiveness within the larger sector of artist communities/residencies.

Each Creative Access Fellowship includes a fully subsidized studio residency at one of four partner sites across the continental U.S.: PLAYA (Oregon), Ragdale (Illinois), SFAI (New Mexico), or VSC (Vermont); generous stipend support for each artist; and room, board, and travel stipend for a personal care assistant (PCA) if necessary. 

Applicants will need to submit a CV/resume, work samples, and a short description of their SCI and the impact it has had on their art process. All submissions will be juried by the consortium members. Application and selection for the Creative Access Residencies Program are managed by the Alliance of Artists Communities.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11:59PM.