$6000 Grants for Writers & Artists with Children: Applications Open until 2 September

11 August 2016 — 23 Comments

Sustainable Arts Foundation Grants for Writers and Artists with Families 2016

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering awards of up to US$6000 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:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Long Form Journalism
  • Playwriting
  • 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.


23 responses to $6000 Grants for Writers & Artists with Children: Applications Open until 2 September

  1. Karen Michele Rozier 19 August 2016 at 12:33 am

    Darn. My child just turned 18. I wrote a story about how we healed our 1.5 pound, 75% brain damaged, blind, cerebral palsied, lung and heart damaged child. He is an awesome young man. I guess I’ll have to continue without help. We were too busy healing him to pursue publishing the story. Great offer though, I shared it.

  2. I have a question, If I wrote a kids book and have pictures which category would be best? Also, if I decide to do a picture book submission as a writer, does it need to have pictures?

  3. I just came across this article and the dead line for funding is tomorrow. I am a 46 year old mother to a 4yr old. I gave up my tattoo artist career to be able to raise and spend quality time together. Will there be other contest or applications for funding in the future. I am desperately trying to hold tight to my passions in the arts and still have the time it takes to be a great Mom.

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