Sundress Academy for the Arts accepting residency applications for summer

February 1, 2023 @ Sundress Academy for the Arts

TheSundress Academy for the Arts is accepting applications for short-term writing residencies in all genres—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, journalism, academic writingand more—for their summer residency period which runs fromMay 15 to Aug. 20. These residencies are designed to give artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment.

Each farmhouse residency costs $300 perweek, which includes a room of one's own, as well as access to communal kitchen, bathroom, officeand living space, plus wireless internet. Residencies in the Writers Coop are $150 perweek and includeprivate dry cabin as well as access to the farmhouse amenities. Because of the low cost, they academy is rarely able to offer scholarships for Writers Coop residents.

Residents stay at the SAFTA farmhouse, located on a working farm on a 45-acre wooded plot in a Tennessee "holler" perfect for hiking, campingand nature walks. The farmhouse is just a half-hour from downtown Knoxville, an exciting and creative city that is home to a thriving artistic community. SAFTA is ideal for writers looking for a rural retreat with urban amenities.

As part of the academy's commitment to anti-racist work, it isalso using a reparations payment model forfarmhouse residencies which consists of the following:

1) three reparations weeks of equally divided payments for Black and/or Indigenous identifying writers at $150/week

2) three discounted weeks of equally divided payments for BIPOC writers at $250/week

3) six equitable weeks of equally divided payments at $300/week

Black and/or Indigenous identifying writers are also invited to apply for a $350 support grant to help cover the costs of food, travel, childcare, and/or any other needs while they are at the residency. Two of these grants per residency period (spring/summer/fall) are offered.

For the 2022 Summer residency period, SAFTA offers the following fellowships only:

?Black & Indigenous Writers Fellowship: one full fellowship for Black and/or Indigenous identifying writers

?Writers of Color Fellowships: one full and one 50% fellowships for writers of color

This year's residency fellowship judge is Sarah Clark. Clarkis a disabled non-binary Native (Nanticoke) editor, writerand cultural consultant who uses the pronoun they. They are Editor-in-Chief ofbeestung, Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor atANMLY, and Editor-in-Chief ofALOCASIA, as well as Co-Editor atBettering American Poetryand ofThe Queer Movement Anthology. They curatedANMLY‘s GLITTERBRAINfolio on mental health by trans and queer writers of color, a folio on Indigenous & Decolonial Futures & Futurisms, and editedDrunken Boat's folios on Sound Art, “Desire & Interaction,” and a collection of global indigenous art and literature, “First Peoples, Plural.” They were co-editor ofApogee Journal‘s #NoDAPL #Still Here folio, and co-editedApogee Journal's series “WE OUTLAST EMPIRE,” of work against imperialism, and “Place[meant],” on place and meaning, and has guest edited forGlass Poetry‘s Poets Respond series. Formerly, they served as a VIDA Board Member.

The application deadline for the summer residency period is Feb. 1. Find out more about the application process

The application fee is waived for all BIPOC identifying writers. For all fellowship applications, the application fee is alsowaived for those who demonstrate financial need; state this in your application under the financial need section. Limited partial scholarships are also available to any applicant with financial need.

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