Sundress Academy for the Arts Now Accepting
Residency Applications for Summer 2018
The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is now accepting applications for short-term writers’ and artists’ residencies for our summer residency period, which runs from May 7th to August 12th, 2018. These residencies are designed to give artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment.
The SAFTA farmhouse is located on a working farm that rests on a 45-acre wooded plot in a Tennessee “holler” perfect for hiking, camping, and nature walks. Located less than a half hour from downtown Knoxville, an exciting and creative city of 200,000 in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, SAFTA is an ideal location for those looking for a rural get-away with access to urban amenities
The residency bedrooms are 130 sq. ft. with queen-sized beds, closet, dresser, and desk. There is also a communal kitchen supplied with stove, refrigerator, and microwave plus plenty of cook- and dining-ware. The office and library have two working computers—one Mac, one PC—with access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. The library contains over 700 books with a particularly large contemporary poetry section and, thanks to The Wardrobe, many recent titles by women and nonbinary writers. The facility also includes a full-size working 19th century full-size letterpress with type, woodworking tools, and a 1930’s drafting table.
Each residency costs $250/week, which includes a room of one’s own, access to our communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable.
For the summer residency period, SAFTA will be offering the following scholarships: one full and one 50% scholarship for writers and artists of color. For either of the two writer/artist of color fellowships, the application fee will be waived for those who demonstrate financial need. Please state this in your application under the financial need section.
Partial scholarships are also available to applicants with financial need.
The application deadline for the summer residency period is February 1, 2018.
The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an artists’ residency on a 45-acre farm in Knoxville, Tennessee, that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers of all genres, visual artists, and more. All are guided by experienced, professional instructors from a variety of creative disciplines who are dedicated to cultivating the arts in East Tennessee.