Scholarships offered for art residencies

KNOXVILLE, TN- Fellowships and scholarships are available for those with financial need as well as artists of color at the 2016 Sundress Academy for the Arts residency programs.

Applications for short-term artists’ residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more. Each residency includes a room of one’s own, access to a communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable.

The length of a residency can run from one week to two months. SAFTA is currently accepting applications for the summer residency period, which runs from May 30 to August 28, 2016. The deadline for summer residency applications is March 1, 2016.

To apply for the SAFTA residency, you will need to provide the following:

Application form including an artist’s statement and contact information for two references – CV or artist’s resume (optional)

Artist sample (see website for more details on genre specifications)

Application fee of $25 or $15 for current students with a student email, payable online.

Applications and additional information are available at:


The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an artists’ residency that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers, actors, filmmakers, and visual artists. All are guided by experienced, professional instructors from a variety of creative disciplines who are dedicated to cultivating the arts in Eastern Tennessee.

Email: for more information.