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Ragdale offers residency for visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury

Ragdale is now accepting applications for the 2015 Creative Access Residency program, which offers 12 visual artists and writers living with spinal cord injury the time, space, and supportive community of a month-long, funded residency at one of three host organizations: The Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center (VSC), and Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI). Included in the Creative Access Residency Award:

  • month-long studio residency at either VSC, Ragdale, or SFAI
  • $500 stipend to offset direct expenses, such as travel
  • travel support ($250) and room & board for a personal assistant/caregiver, if needed

For eligibility requirements and guidelines, visit: http://artistcommunities.org/creativeaccess.

Apply online at vsc.slideroom.com. Applications must be received by Jan. 15, 2015.

"Being awarded this fellowship allowed me time for personal development, experimentation, and artistic growth. Not only did I have the space and tools to be productive, but having a personal assistant/caregiver with me made it possible for me to make the trip from Chicago. It was great spending weeks doing something I love and is meaningful to me. This program is definitely leading others in the development of artists with disabilities." -- Reveca Torres, painter/illustrator, Prospect Heights, IL

Via: Ragdale