Sundress Academy for the Arts Now Accepting Fellowship Applications for Fall Writers Coop Residencies


The Sundress Academy for the Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is now accepting fellowship applications for short-term writers residencies during the fall residency period for our Writers Coop. These residencies are designed to give writers and artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment.

Open weeks for the fall are August 27 – September 2; September 3-9; September 17- 23; September 24 – 30; October 29 – November 4;  December 17 – 23; and December 24 – 30.

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SAFTA is located on a working farm that rests on a 45-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 200,00 in the foothill of the Great Smoky Mountains, SAFTA is an ideal location for those looking for a rural get-away with access to urban amenities.

The SAFTA Writers Coop is a 10×10′ dry cabin approximately a fourth of a mile from the SAFTA farmhouse. This tiny house is furnished with a twin bed, a desk, a wood-burning stove, a deck that looks over the pasture and pond, as well as a personal detached outhouse. While the cabin has neither electricity nor running water, residents will have full access to the amenities at farmhouse as well as solitude from other residents to write in the rolling hills of East Tennessee.

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One winner will be chosen from our fellowship applications. All other applications will be considered for residencies. Applications for this scholarship are due on August 20, 2018 and are free for all applicants.

Each residency normally costs $150/week and includes your own private dry cabin as well as 24-hour access to the farmhouse amenities.

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