Artist Residencies for Adults

Program Founded in 1995 by Art Access

Disability service providers collaborate with professional artists to create residency programs as requested by disability or cultural service organizations. Each residency is designed to accommodate the unique needs of the requesting organization's clients. Artistic residency activities include an array of visual, performing, and literary arts.

This fully participatory program provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to be creatively engaged and to have direct access to professionals in the arts. Residencies are conducted year-round for groups of adults at community partner venues where adults with disabilities live or gather, such as rehabilitation centers, care centers, senior centers and other disability service organizations.

The professional artists who teach the program are contracted from the Teaching Artists Roster of the Division of Arts and Museums, which includes well-trained and qualified artists who are able to work in various circumstances and with a wide range of age groups and abilities.

Proposal Deadline: September 1st of each year

Eligible Participants: Facilities and organizations directly serving adults with disabilities in Utah

Project Dates: TBD by artist and facility (October 1 – September 30)

Program Allocations: $200 to $2,000 according to project need

2013/14 Adult Residencies & Projects

Hillside Rehabilitation Center
Independent Living Center
Neighborhood House Cottonwood - Adult Day Services
Palmer Court - The Road Home Supportive Housing
SAGE Utah - PRIDE Utah
Scenic View Academy
Southwest Behavioral Health Center
TURN City Center for the Arts
Utah Council of the Blind
Valley Mental Health - JDOT Unit
Work Activity Center

Contact: To request information about allocation proposals and requirements for your organization, please contact Amanda Finlayson at 801-328-0703, opt. 5 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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