Sundress Academy for the Arts Now Accepting Applications for Artist Residencies

Knoxville,TN— Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for short-term artists’ residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more. Each residency includes a room of one’s own, access to a communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable.

The length of a residency can run from one to week to two months. SAFTA is currently accepting rolling applications for the next three residency periods:

  • October 26th—December 13th, 2014

  • December 14th, 2014—January 31st, 2015

  • February 1st—May 31st, 2015


The SAFTA farmhouse is located on a working farm that rests on a 29-acre wooded plot in a Tennessee “holler” perfect for hiking, camping, and nature walks. Located less than a half hour from downtown Knoxville, an exciting and creative city of 200,000 in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, SAFTA is an ideal location for those looking for a rural get-away with access to urban amenities. 


The short-term residency bedroom is 130 sq. ft. with queen-size platform bed, closet, small dresser, and desk. There is also a communal kitchen supplied with stove, refrigerator, and microwave plus plenty of cook- and dining-ware. The office and library have two working computers—one Mac, one PC—with access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. The library contains over 700 books with a particularly large contemporary poetry section and, thanks to the Wardrobe, many recent titles by women. The facility also includes a full-size working 19th century Challenge copy of a C&P old-style letterpress with type, woodworking tools, and a 1930’s drafting table.

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To apply for the Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) residency, you will need the following:

-Application form (including artist’s statement and contact information for two references)
-CV or artist’s resume
-Artist sample (see website for more details on genre specifications)
-Application fee of $30 or $15 for current students (with student email) payable online

For more information, visit our website: or find us on Facebook and Twitter, @SundressPub.


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