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sustainable arts foundation 2012 awards: call for artists - deadline: march 1st, 2012

sustainable arts foundation 2012 awards

call for artists - deadline: march 1st, 2012

Too often, creative impulses are set aside to meet the wonderful, but pressing, demands of raising a family. The Sustainable Arts 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. The foundation offers unrestricted cash awards to artists and writers with families -- specifically, at least one child under the age of 18. Each year we award approximately $70,000 in two cycles. The deadline for our Spring awards is March 1st. The deadline for our Fall awards is September 1st.

Our program focuses on awards to individual artists and writers with families. Specifically, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. We welcome applicants from anywhere, but will give some preference to residents of the San Francisco bay area.


The foundation will award the following:

Sustainable Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award: $6,000
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award: $6,000

There will be multiple winners for each award.

Additionally, we will be awarding a number of smaller Promise Awards to those applicants whose work may not qualify for the main awards, but nonetheless demonstrates both skill and potential.


The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to apply.

Visual artists practicing painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, film/video, and photography are encouraged to apply.

At this time we are not accepting applications in the performing arts or music.


We seek to reward excellence. Your portfolio will assist us greatly in evaluating your work which may, but need not, refer to your parenting. We're also interested in hearing what your plans are, and how this award might assist you in attaining your goals.


2012 Spring Awards
Application deadline March 1
Awards announced May 1
2012 Fall Awards
Application deadline September 1
Awards announced November 1

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