Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016 midnite EST
Studio Disciplines: Intaglio, Letterpress, Papermaking, Screenprinting, Photography, Ceramics
The Parent Grant—made possible by new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation—is a four-week residency for an artist with dependent child/children under the age of 15. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.
This grant includes a $1000 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.
The $1000 childcare stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion, though a childcare plan must be submitted with the application. Possible childcare scenarios include:
Bringing a caregiver or partner to stay for the residency period;
Finding a childcare facility in the area (WSW has a resource list of professional, licensed child care centers. These facilities are generally open 7-5, Monday through Friday, and average $40-55/day.);
Locating individuals in the area who can provide child care (WSW can also assist with this);
Using the stipend to pay for child care at your family’s home base
If your child/children are coming with you, WSW can provide a two-bedroom apartment (with a single bed in each room) that has a bathroom and an open kitchen/living area where another bed can be placed. The maximum occupancy is three. Please note that, for safety reasons and to maintain a focused working environment, children cannot be in the studios where artists are working.
The residency in a nutshell:
Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 15
Residency length: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, January – June or September – December
Application must include:
A current resume
A childcare plan, detailing your use of the $1000 stipend
A description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in (no more than 200 words)
Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image