Creative Access Fellowship

Applications for the 2019 Fellowship are now closed, the 2020 Fellowship applications will be open in June, 2019.

SFAI is proud to support visual artists & writers with spinal cord injuries (SCI) through a the Creative Access Fellowship. 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.

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.


2019 Creative Access Fellows

Jon Bateman

John Greinet

Wes Holloway

J. Dylan Yates

2018 Creative Access Fellows

Katie Green

David McCauley

Jennifer Radil