The New Harmony Project is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a 2018 Sustainable Arts Foundation Residency Grant for parent artists. Throughout its history, The New Harmony Project has provided an open, welcoming, and supportive environment for parent artists. The annual spring conference has historically provided child care, family friendly housing, and flexibility to parent writers and artists. This funding award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation will aid in the expansion of that support, and will help The New Harmony Project to formalize that support throughout the year.
"As The Project begins to expand and offer year-round support for writers," says executive director David Hudson, "this grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation will allow us to make a formal commitment to supporting parent artists. As the father of a two and a half year old little girl, I understand the flexibility and support needed in order to work in this profession. It is my hope that The New Harmony Project will continue to build on its reputation as a family friendly environment, and become a place that parent writers and artists can count on for support."
Funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation will support multiple residencies beginning in the fall of 2018, with a soon to be announced application process. Parent writers are encouraged to express interest in the program via The New Harmony Project's website, and will be notified once the application process is formalized. The New Harmony Project is incredibly grateful to Tony & Caroline Grant at the Sustainable Arts Foundation for their support.
In April of 1986, a group of theater, film, and television professionals gathered in Indianapolis to explore the trend in the entertainment arts toward exploitative and sensational material. They concluded there was a need to engage and support writers whose work sought a goal beyond mere entertainment, work that sought to empower and uplift. It was out of this meeting that The New Harmony Project was created. For more than three decades, The New Harmony Project has been serving writers whose work emanates hope, courage, and the strength and resiliency of the human spirit. We elevate stories for theater, television, and film that inspire, enlighten, and endeavor to make the world a better place. Following a leadership transition in the fall of 2017, The New Harmony Project has begun to drastically expand its programming in Central and Southwestern Indiana, and is working tirelessly to expand its impact across the state and around the country.