The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering awards of up to US$6000 (roughly $7803.15 AUD) to writers and artists with children. The money can be used for costs such as child care, workspaces, new equipment, research and travel.
The Sustainable Arts Foundation was founded in 2010 with the aim of encouraging parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.
There are two funding rounds each year and typically a total of ten grants are made in each round: five Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards valued at $6000 each and five Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Awards valued at $2000.
To be eligible to apply for a grant you must have at least one child under the age of 18. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world and there are no citizenship restrictions.
Writers may apply in one of the following categories:
- Creative Nonfiction
- Long Form Journalism
- Picture Books
- Early and Middle Grade Fiction
- Young Adult Fiction
- Graphic Novel
Visual artists are also eligible able to apply.
Applicants are advised that for the upcoming funding round the organisers are committed to offering half of its awards to applicants of colour. Further information about this initiative is available on the Foundation’s website.
Applications for the Fall 2016 round close on Friday 2 September. For further information visit the Sustainable Arts Foundation website.