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Creative Access

Deadline: August 20, 2018

The application is now open for Creative Access - a fellowship opportunity for visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury to attend one of four different residency programs!

Do you have promotional deadlines coming up where you can help promote this great opportunity? Please let us know!

Artists may apply online at the Alliance of Artist Communities website. Learn more about the application process, eligibility and guidelines.

Creative Access offers US and Canadian visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury the rare opportunity for concentrated time dedicated to their creative practice in a supportive residency community. Twelve awardees will receive the invaluable opportunity of between a 2-8 week residency at one of the four host sites, including room and board, a $1000 stipend, and travel award for a personal assistant/caregiver if needed. Please share this opportunity with your networks! Previous Creative Access applicants and awardees are eligible to apply again.

What's an Artist Residency? There are places — hundreds of them, in fact — where artists of all disciplines can go to work on their art. They are research-and-development labs for the arts, providing artists with time, space, and support for the creation of new work and the exploration of new ideas.

Since 2009, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has partnered with the Vermont Studio Center (VSC) to support visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury (SCI) with residency fellowships. In 2017, the Creative Access Fellowships Program - in partnership with the Alliance of Artists Communities - expanded to include 12 residency stays at four host sites: Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), PLAYA (Summerlake, OR), Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL), and Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), selected for their accessible facilities, innovative programming, and reputations for excellence. Application and selection for the Creative Access residencies are facilitated by the Alliance of Artists Communities.

If selected, Creative Access Fellows will receive:

Applicants will need to submit a CV/resume, work samples, and a short description of their SCI. The unified application is free. All submissions will be juried by consortium members. All applicants will be notified by late September.

Apply now!

The Deaf Poets Society

Deadline: Ongoing

This online journal of disability literature and art is seeking submissions to publish work by writers and artists with disabilities. This includes poetry, prose, cross-genre work, book reviews, and artwork. See details at

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