Residencies for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury / November 1


Creative Access awards are for visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in the United States and Canada. Qualification criteria includes: individuals with neurological and functional impairment due to traumatic SCI, spina bifida, degenerative disease primary to the spinal cord (transverse myelitis) or damage to the spinal cord due to tumors and surgery.

NOT ELIGIBLE: Individuals with spinal dysfunction, paralysis or pain syndromes caused by other disorders (e.g., multiple sclerosis, ALS, Chiari malformation, polio, primary orthopedic disorders and peripheral nerve injury).

If selected, Fellows will receive:

  1. a 2-8 week residency that must take place between April – December 2018
  2. a $1000 stipend to offset travel and other costs of the residency
  3. room/board and travel support ($250) for a personal assistant/caregiver, if needed

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