Sundress Academy for the Arts

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Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Mission: Founded in 2013, the Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is a non-profit artists’ residency on a 45-acre farm in Knoxville, Tennessee, dedicated to promoting the arts in East Tennessee. Nestled in an old-fashioned “holler” just twenty minutes from downtown, this picturesque 45-acre farm is home to a small herd of sheep and goats, a flock of backyard chickens & ducks, and one very photogenic donkey. Residencies available in all artistic mediums.

Cost: Winter and spring residencies cost $250/week. Fellowships are available for graduate students, LGBTQ-identified persons, and those with financial need.

Application Fee: $25, or $15 for current students.

Number of Artists: Up to 2 artists at a time.

Length of Stay: Spring/Winter Residencies: 1 week to 2 months

Winter Residencies: December 14 – January 31 (of the following year)

Spring Residencies: February 1 – May 31

Accommodations: Accommodations include a bedroom that is 130…

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