Deadline: August 31st, 2018, for Fall Awards
From their website: This year, we will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. Additionally, we will name ten award finalists. Our awards offer unrestricted cash, and recipients can use the funds as they see fit. Our program is an award program that rewards excellence in a creative field (note that this is different from a grant program, in which the application is focused on a proposal for new work). Our selection process is focused almost entirely on the strength of the submitted portfolio.
Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. Artists living in other countries eligible to apply. We have no geographic restrictions on our applicants. This applies both to U.S. citizens living abroad as well as to citizens of other countries. Artists and writers with at least one child and a strong portfolio of polished work are welcome to apply.
We are inspired by anyone who is making creative work while raising a family. Given the intense demand for these awards (we typically receive over 3,000 applications), and the fact that the awards are based on demonstrated excellence in your discipline, we don’t recommend that artists or writers who are beginning their creative careers apply to this program.
While we don’t require that applicants have published or exhibited their work, the rigor and critique involved in that process can certainly benefit the portfolio. Portfolios of writing or artwork created in a more personal vein for sharing with friends and family are not suitable.
Writers may apply in one of the following categories: Creative Nonfiction, Early and Middle Grade Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Long Form Journalism, Picture Books, Playwriting, Poetry, Young Adult Fiction. We do not accept portfolios of self-help books, motivational writing, travel and/or other kinds of guidebooks.
Visual artists may apply in one of the following categories: Book Arts, Drawing, Fiber Arts and Textiles, Illustration, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture.
At this time we are not accepting applications in the performing arts, film/video/tv (including screenplays), music, jewelry, pottery, and other crafts.
Please see our FAQ for more information about disciplines.
Website link: https://apply.sustainableartsfoundation.org/