Funding Ideas

Writing Residencies Abroad & Funding Ideas

  Aegean Arts Circle

Dates: July 6th-July 13 2012

Cost: 3,000 U.S. Includes stay on island, breakfast, dinner, round-trip ferry tickets, and workshop fees.

Submit: Writing Sample & Description of a writing project you want to work on while in Andros.

Once Accepted: You must read the book "From Where You Dream," by Robert Olen Butler

For Address & More Information email

No Scholarships Available

Creative Writer's Workshop Ireland

The following information is from the Creative Writing Workshop Website


  • Feb Sat 9 & Sun 10 Memoir Writing, Wicklow
  • April Sat 27 & Sun 28 Memoir Writing, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
  • May Sun 19 to Thurs 23 Travel Writing & Photography, Markree Castle, Co. Sligo
  • Jun Mon 10 to Fri 14 Fiction Writing on Aran Island, Inis Mór Island, Co. Galway
  • July Fri 5 to Fri 12 Mythical Island Workshop / Myth | Writing | Yoga | Music, Clare Island/Mayo & Inis Mór, Aran Island/Galway
  • Aug Mon 19 to Thurs 22 Memoir Writing, Markree Castle, Co Sligo
  • Sept Sun 8 to Thu 12 Travel Writing & Photography, Kinvara/Galway & Burren/Clare - Details coming soon!

Price: Between 330-1098 dollars. Does not include travel fees.

Apply here:

Paris Cafe Retreat

The following information is from the Paris Cafe Website

Dates: June 16-22 2013; June 30-July 6 2013; November 17-23 2013; December 1-7 2013

Cost: 1,250

Included: Welcome package, Orientation, 3 breakfast, 4 dinners, 1 walking tour, 1 jazz concert, 5 writing seminars, 1 personal writing session.

Not included: dirt or land transportation; housing; other meals; travel insurance.

Register here:

Acme Studios International Residencies Programme

Open to visual artists, curators, and arts writers. Artists require 5 years professional experience. 1, 2 or 3 month residencies available.

Fee includes: Letters of support for funding applications; Assistance in finding working and living accommodation; individually-tailored residency development; welcome & orientation; individual session with the IRP Manager; individual mentoring with distinguished professionals; gallery visits, intro to artists, arts professionals & organizations; invitations to private views, events, and networking opportunities; small scale presentation; opportunities for larger projects.

Does not include: living costs, travel, visa

Cost: Starts at 5,500 dollars for one month

How to get funding:

First double check with the residency to see if they have any extra funds for residents. If they say no you can contact the embassy in your home country to see if there is any assistance there. You could apply for Grants. Every one loves grants. Check out some of the places below for funding or funding ideas

Creative Capital    

A national nonprofit organization that provides financial support for artists. How cool is that!

Artists Communities 

Gives advocacy and support for Artists Residency Programs. You can find residencies, jobs, services, and support. Woohoo!

Foundation Center

A research grant program & funding website that will help you find funders. Finally!

Grant Space

Funding for individual artists.

Women Arts

Funding list for various projects.

Fund for the Arts

Programs, funding, grants, scholarships, community centers, yes, yes, yes!

Artists Help Network

Grants and funding in alphabetical order.

Funding Sources for Public Art

Training, projects, and resources for artists.

Writers and Editors

A list of funding sources.