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Outside Grants + Family-Friendly Residencies 

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Below is a list gathered from research online and communicating with our network to gather in one place a list of outside grants and family-friendly residencies and opportunities for artists with caregiving responsibilities.

Outside Grants

SUSTAINABLE ARTS FOUNDATION

“The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Our mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work...Too often, creative impulses are set aside to meet the wonderful, but pressing, demands of raising a family. The foundation’s goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.” For artists and writers | Learn more...

BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE | BAX - Space Grant

"50 hours, Work Period only with childcare stipend | The grant addresses some of the needs of NYC choreographers/performance makers who are trying to meet the challenges of being an artist and a parent to newborn through pre-school age (0-4) children." Learn more...

FOR MORE GRANTS VISIT THE  PAAL NATIONAL CHILDCARE GRANTS PAGE .

Family-Friendly Residencies

FROM THE SUSTAINABLE ARTS FOUNDATION GRANTEE PAGE

Abrons Arts Center

New York, NY
Abrons Arts Center, a program of Henry Street Settlement in New York City, is creating a new AIRspace for Parent Artists, a six-week summer residency with a generous artist stipend and free summer arts camp for their child.

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company

Boulder, CO
BETC’s Generations program, which supports the development of plays by parent-playwrights, is now in its seventh year; the program provides a one-week residency with prize money, childcare stipend, travel, lodging, and a per diem.

 

Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Brooklyn, NY
BAX writes that “the spirit of our community is that truly, it takes a village to raise an artist.” The Parent-Artist Space Grant, established in 2010, offers dedicated studio space and professional support for the artist, as well as a childcare stipend and discounted (or free) BAX performing arts classes for children.

 

Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency

Cuttyhunk Island, MA
The Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency, now in its fourth year, is a semi-annual, eight-day writing workshop and retreat; this year, Cuttyhunk will expand its existing scholarship program for parent writers.

Elsewhere Museum and Residency

Greensboro, NC
Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor former thrift store in Greensboro, N.C. They will offer childcare stipends so that artist parents can participate in Elsewhere’s residency program.

Gallery Aferro

Newark, NJ
Gallery Aferro, a vibrant artists’ space in Newark, New Jersey, will again provide six-month studio space residencies, a generous stipend, and a budget for two parent artists or collectives to develop their work.

Good Hart Artist Residency

Harbor Springs, MI
Now in its 6th year, the Good Hart Artist Residency on the shores of Lake Michigan is building a new family friendly living and studio space and will run a 2-week residency for a parent to attend with their children.

Hewnoaks

Lovell, ME
Hewnoaks, in rural Maine, will again offer eight $500 childcare stipends to parents who are in residence without their children.

Kala Art Institute

Berkeley, CA
Kala is now in its seventh year of running a Parent Artist Residency Program which will offer studio residencies, classes, children’s art camps, and professional development consultations to selected artists.

Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

Aquinnah, MA
MVICW offers an intensive workshop and supportive community for writers at all stages. This grant will support full tuition and lodging scholarships as well as childcare stipends for writers with children.

Marble House Project

Dorset, VT
Marble House Project is now in its sixth summer of offering a two-week Family Friendly Session which provides a rich summer camp program for children while their parents are in residence.

Mineral School

Mineral, WA
Mineral School continues to make parents a priority; it is now in its fifth year of offering parent writers and artists one-week residencies in a rural classroom building.

Mount Tremper Arts

Mount Tremper, NY
Mount Tremper Arts tries to create a hands-off but nourishing environment to encourage experimentation. For the second year, it will offer a one-week residency with a childcare stipend for a parent performance artist and/or ensemble who create contemporary works of art.

Popps Packing

Hamtramck, MI
Located on the Hamtramck/Detroit border in a former meat-packing plant, Popps Packing offers a fully-funded family residency for visual artists and writers, the Momm and Popp Residency, which includes a childcare stipend and other support.

Renaissance House

Oak Bluffs, MA
Renaissance House — a project of the Helene Johnson and Dorothy West Foundation For Artists in Need — has been hosting writers in residence on Martha’s Vineyard for twenty years. One parent writer will attend this summer with their child in a nearby camp.

Rockland Residency

Bremerton, WA
Rockland is an artist residency founded and run by artist parents. Its new program, Rockland Woods: Artists with Children, will be a three-week residency which includes a kids’ summer camp.

SPACE on Ryder Farm

Brewster, NY
SPACE on Ryder Farm hosts entire families each summer in Brewster, NY for two weeks of “radical hospitality” where residents get time and space to pursue their craft while their children enjoy an idyllic rural camp experience.

Santa Fe Art Institute

Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Art Institute will welcome four parent artists to be in residence with their families for a month-long residency on the theme of labor.

Watkins College of Art

Nashville, TN
Watkins College of Art will make summer camp opportunities available for the children of parent residents in its unique low-residency MFA program.

HATCH AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE

The Harrisville Atelier for Theatre, Creation and Hypothesis (HATCH) at the Schoolhouse brings female-identified and non-binary artists to bucolic southern New Hampshire to begin development on a new piece of theatre. Learn more...

SPACE AT RYDER FARM

“All family residents (parents and children) will take part in three communal farm-fresh meals daily. SPACE will facilitate creative and nature-focused programming for the children, culminating in an informal group share. Simultaneously SPACE supports the adult artists by creating an environment with structured time and space to create (as well as structured time and space to be with their children). The response from residents and the larger community has been resoundingly positive and the high demand for this program has compelled SPACE to expand the residency in 2017, making a second week available to more families…” – SPACE on Ryder Farm Family Residency | Learn more...

ADDITIONAL GRANTS + OPPORTUNITIES

For additional grants, visit our  PAAL National Childcare Grants  for all genders and all disciplines as well as our first  PAAL Chapter Grants , which are awarded to individuals and/or institutions in qualified PAAL Chapter Cities and supported by local PAAL Membership. Each PAAL Chapter City has its own diverse array of opportunity, community, and grants. Individuals and institutions may apply for PAAL National Grants and PAAL Chapter Grants simultaneously in so far as they qualify.

 PAAL Partner Funds + Stipends  are Childcare Funds that we build in partnership with organizations to make childcare support available to their contributors and participants for increased access.

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