Funding for the extension of the Artist Residency in Motherhood is provided in part by the Sustainable Arts Foundation, a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families whose mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work.

“Too often, creative impulses are set aside to meet the wonderful, but pressing, demands of raising a family. The foundation’s goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.”


“In 2010, the Foundation and its Supporting Organizations awarded more than $41.8 million in grants to a vast array of nonprofit organizations, students through scholarships, and medical researchers, based on donor interests and specific purposes of individual funds.

Since 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation has been connecting its generous donors with the critical needs of our community. Donors who have established funds through the Foundation can support virtually any area of charitable interest in Pittsburgh, or anywhere in the United States. Because the Foundation is a public charity, donors benefit from significant tax advantages.

Endowment funds held by the Foundation range from $10,000 to $40 million, created by individuals and organization with a passion for Pittsburgh and a deep commitment to their community. More than 1,000 individuals, families and organizations have established funds at the Pittsburgh Foundation, which exists in perpetuity – growing each year – to provide an ever-increasing resource to benefit the community.”



Pittsburgh Filmmakers also very kindly support my work with a special membership and access to their wonderful facilities and equipment.

My favourite shop in the world Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse very kindly sponsors the Artist Residency in Motherhood with free and heavily subsidised materials.