Artist Residencies for Adults

Program Founded in 1995 

Disability service providers collaborate with professional artists to create on-going, site specific residency programs in the visual, performing, or literary arts in  disability and social service organizations throughout the state. Each residency is designed to accommodate the unique needs of the requesting organization's clients. Residency activities include an array of visual, performing, and literary arts.

In 2017 our Adult Residency program served 1,497 adults with disabilites

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.

Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2017

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

Project Dates: Must occur between October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

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

2016/17 Adult Residencies & Projects

Art Therapy Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Utah Independent Living Center
Neighborhood House Cottonwood - Adult Day Services
Palmer Court - The Road Home Supportive Housing
Scenic View Academy
TURN City Center for the Arts
Utah Council of the Blind
VA Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Valley Mental Health - JDOT Unit
Work Activity Center

Contact: To request information about allocation proposals and requirements for your organization, email  or call 801-328-0703, option 4.


Art Access is grateful to the following partners and funders for their generous support of this program: Lawrence T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation, Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Charitable Foundation, McCarthey Family Foundation, Salt Lake City Arts Council, US Bancorp Foundation, and Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

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