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Creative Access Residencies Highlighted in New Mobility Magazine

“The quest for inspiration and productivity is what brought everyone together.” - author Mark Mathew Braunstein

Writer and photographer Mark Mathew Braunstein profiled the Creative Access Residency Awards in the February 2018 issue of New Mobility magazine.

Creative Access offers artists with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) the rare opportunity for concentrated time dedicated to their creative practice in a supportive residency community. The Alliance of Artists Communities administers these awards, in partnership with PLAYA, Ragdale Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Vermont Studio Center and with funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.

In 2019, the twelve selected Fellows will each receive a 2-8 week residency at one of the participating residency programs, in addition to a $1000 stipend to offset travel and other costs of the residency, and room/board and travel support for a personal assistant/caregiver.

Printmaker Javier Flores, who was awarded a Creative Access Fellowship at Playa in Summer Lake, OR.

In the New Mobility article article Braunstein discusses his own experience as a 2018 Creative Access Fellow at Vermont Studio Center, and relays the relfections of other participants. Writer Elizabeth Sachs shared that her time as a Fellow at Vermont Studio Center, "allowed [her] to gather a disjointed manuscript representing 40 years of writing into a cohesive story."

You can download the full article by Braunstein here.

For more about the Creative Access program, click here. Applications for the 2019 cycle will be accepted beginning in September 2018.