June 2021 Fountainhead Residency

Fountainhead Residency

Miami, FL 33137


Jan 21, 2021


Jan 12, 2021

The June 2021 residency is dedicated to BIPOC artists who are mothers, with generous support provided by the Sustainable Arts Foundation and Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, juried by Renee Cox, Sandra Ramos and Marie Vickles.

For one month we are inviting three mothers to take time solely for themselves and their practice; no kids, no partners, just them sharing space and time, connecting and creating.

Artists are provided additional monies to help off set the cost of childcare and will have dedicated time for self care, something too few moms are able to do for themselves. Our hope is artists will mutually benefit from their shared camaraderie and discussions around the particular challenges/rewards of artist parents today.

The jurors are all mothers as well and will serve as mentors during the time here. This residency will take place in June 2021.

The Fountainhead Residency seeks artists who are at a pivotal point in their career where time and space, connections and conversations with art professionals and an immersive and nurturing environment is just the catalyst needed. To date The Fountainhead Residency has hosted over 430 visual artists from 47 countries.

Fountainhead provides artists an environment to create, converse, inspire and be inspired outside of daily routines and traditional confines of their home life. In addition to creating work while in-residence; artists will engage with art and business professionals who will provide one-on-one advice and feedback, be provided free access to all museums and personalized tours of private collections, be introduced to artists and collectors in the community, attend openings and talks, and participate in a public open house.

From the moment artists arrive they’re immersed in the visual beauty of Miami and the color and depth of the local community. Artists live communally in a three bedroom, two bathroom 1950’s mid-century home flooded with natural light and the energy that comes with it. Each artist will have a private bedroom and shared bathroom. The home is located in the heart of Miami’s cultural community with most museums, galleries, private collections, alternative spaces and performing arts venues all within less than 7 miles.

Studio space is semi-private and located within the home and attached garage. There are several large working walls, many table tops, a small outdoor area, sewing machine, projectors and basic tools.

All the basics of a home are provided including fully equipped kitchen, wifi, washer and dryer, sheets, towels, kitchen and bikes.

Selection process: Application will be selected through a jury of professionals. Artists may be called to request a phone interview.

Notification: Artists will be notified by Feb 23, 2020

Residency period: June 2 - 30, 2020

What is provided: Living and working accommodations, roundtrip airfare, transportation to and from the airport.

Artists are responsible for: Most meals, materials and some local transportation

Stipend: $1,500

What is expected: Artists are expected to invest in themselves and their practice. The work made while in residence does not need to be pre-defined.

Artists must:

*U.S. based, live outside of South Florida

*Identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color

*Identify as a Mother

*Proficient in English


  • Renee Cox, Artist and Fountainhead Alum

  • Sandra Ramos, Artist and Fountainhead Alum

  • Marie Vickles, Director of Education at Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Curator of the Little Haiti Cultural Center