Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards

Individual Awards

Our program focuses on awards to individual artists and writers with families. Specifically, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18.


We offer our award program for individuals twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
In each of these rounds, we offer at least five awards of $6,000 each and five awards of $2,000 each. We also typically designate 10 finalists in each round.


The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing.
Writers may apply in one of the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Long Form Journalism
  • Playwriting
  • Graphic Novel

Visual artists may apply in one of the following categories:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing/Illustration
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed-media
  • Photography
  • Installation

At this time we are not accepting applications in the performing arts, film/video/tv (including screenplays), music, jewelry, pottery, and other crafts.

Details and Criteria

For all the details regarding our application process, please visit our application portal:


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