Artists Raising Kids Compendium, Andrew Simonet ed.
Big Kids, Jo Pollit and Lilly Blue, eds.

Cultural ReProducers: Propositions, Manifestos, and Experiments, Christa Donner, ed.
Invisible Spaces of Parenthood, Andrea Francke, ed.
How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood, Michi Jigarjian and Qiana Mestrich eds.
Miseryland, Keiler Roberts  
Motherhood in the Art World, Claudia Sandoval Romero
Pregnant Butch, A.K. Summers
Powdered Milk, Keiler Roberts

Bearing Meaning: The Language of Birth, Robbie Kahn
The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood, Rachel Power
Feminist Art and the Maternal, Andrea Liss 
Five Book, The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home
The Fruits of Labor: Creativity, Self-Expression and Motherhood, Penny Sumner  
The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood, Patricia Dienstfrey, ed.
just about anything from Demeter Press
Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, Susan Bright, ed.
Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide, Emily Underwood-Lee and Lena Simic, eds.
Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts, Bee Lavender and Maia Rossini, eds
Mothernism, Lise Haller Baggesen  
Motherhood and Space: Configurations of the Maternal through Politics, Home, and the Body, Sarah Hardy, Caroline Wiedmer, eds.
The Model: A Model for a Qualitative Society, Lars Bang Larsen ed.
Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood, Moyra Davey, ed. 
The Mums and Babies Ensemble: A Manual, Duska Radosavljevic, Annie Rigby, Lena Simic
The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art, Myrel Chernick and Jennie Klein
A Question of Balance: Artists and Writers on Motherhood, Judith Pierce Rosenburg, ed.
Performing Motherhood, Amber Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton, and Terri Hawkes, eds.
Portrait of the Mother-Artist: Class & Creativity in Contemporary American Fiction, Nancy Gerber
Reconciling Art and Mothering, Rachel Epp Buller, ed.
Strong Hearts, Inspired Minds: 21 Artists Who Are Mothers Tell Their Stories, Anne Mavor (Author), Christine Eagon (Photographer) and Judith Pierce Rosenberg 
Wild Motherhood: Tending the Fire of your Creative Spirit, Morgan Nichols

6 Questions about Art and Parenthood
, Leah Sandals, CanadianArt

The Art of Having it All, Katherine Gressel, Createqity
The Art of Reproduction, Troy Pieper, F News
Artist, Parent, or Both? , Lawrence Bradby, Axisweb 
The Art World Needs More Children, Lori Waxman, The Chicago Tribune
Being an Artist and a Mother
, Lauren Weinstein, The New Yorker

Being a Mother is Not a Problem to Solve..., Elena Marchevska, the Guardian  
Can Women in the Art World "Have it All?" Alanna Martinez, Blouin ArtInfo
Children Welcome: Art By Parents..., Lori Waxman, The Chicago Tribune
Critic's Pick: Division of Labor, Caroline Picard,
Curator Says MOMA PS1 Wanted Her, Until She Had a Baby
, Melena Ryzik, NY TimesHow Has Parenthood Informed your Writing Life? James Parker, NY Times
Maternal Metaphors
, Jennie Klein

Models for a New Society, Bonnie Fortune, Mythological Quarter
On Motherhood, Apple Pie, and Being an Artist, Mira Schor and Susan Bee eds,
M/E/A/N/I/N/N/G #12
Mothers of Invention, Parul Sehgal, Bookforum   
Mother, Writer, Monster, Maid,  Rufi Thorpe, Velo 
Neo-Maternalism: Contemporary Artists' Approach to Motherhood, Sharon Butler, the Brooklyn Rail
One in Four Performing Arts Careers Halted by Parenthood, Matthew Hemley, the Guardian
Parental Aesthetics or How to Make Art and Have Children, Too, Lori Waxman, Immersive Life Practices, Daniel Tucker ed.
The Parent Trap: Art After Children, Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Guardian 
Photo Exhibit Brings Motherhood to Light, Lori Waxman, The Chicago Tribune
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mom, Kim Brooks, 
Reflections on Art, Motherhood, and Maternal Ambivalence, Myrel Chernick
The Robaupair, and other Adventures in Creative Parenting, Crosby + Davies,
The Spacing of Parental Values, Brett Bloom, Kindling Quarterly #4
Taking Custody: Owning the Role of Artist AND Mother, Alyssa Pelish, On the Issues
Who Gives a Shit? On Motherhood and the Arts, Felicity Castagna, Southerly Journal
Why Can't Great Artists Be Mothers? Jacoba Urist, Women in the World

Writer, Mother, Both, Neither, Belle Boggs, Lithub
Yo Mama: On Art and Working Motherhood, Christian L. Frock, KQED
You Can Be a Mother and Still Be a Successful Artist, Marina Cashdan,

A.M.A.A. / The Archive for Mapping Mother Artists in Asia
Artist Parent Index
Both Artist and Mother 
Center for Parenting Artists
the egg, the womb, the head and the moon 
ESME - showcasing creative work by solo mothers
Friday Records 
Life's Soundtrack 
Literary Mama 
The Mother Artist Project
The Mother Load   
Mother Makers
MUTHA Magazine 
Mythological Quarter: Artist Parents Series
(Pro)Create Anthology
M.A.M.A. International
Raising Films
Residency in Motherhood
Spike Art Daily: Kids in the Art World
Studies in the Maternal
Enemies of Good Art at the Tate Modern
Tiny Opinions

AtHomeStudios (Ireland) 
Aviatrix Atelier (Berlin) 
Birth Rites Collection (United Kingdom)
Broodwork (Los Angeles)
CreativeCollaborative Mothers (India)
Desperate Artwives (United Kingdom)
Eleventh Hour (United Kingdom)
Enemies of Good Art (United Kingdom)
Extended Practice (Chicago)
Families and Friends Matinee Series (Chicago)
How to Be an Artist and a Parent? (Boston)
The Hown's Den (Kansas City) 
MaMSIE (United Kingdom) MeWe (United Kingdom) 
Mam Triban (United Kingdom) 
Mother House (United Kingdom) 
The Mothernists II: Who Cares for the Future? (Denmark)
The Mothership Project (Ireland)
M/Other Voices (Netherlands)
Mums and Babies Ensemble (United Kingdom)
Juicebox Music and Performance Series (Chicago)  
LowJam Music Series (Chicago)
Parent Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (United States)
Pen Parentis (New York) 
ProCreate Project (United Kingdom)
Project Afterbirth (United Kingdom) 
Prams in the Hall (United Kingdom)

Project!! WAKAKA! (United Kingdom)
Spilt Milk (United Kingdom)


Cultural ReProducers Event Guidelines for Institutions
Artist/Mother/Practice - ELF and Martina Mullaney (roundtable, United Kingdom) 
Colloquy: Parenthood in the Art World (panel, MOCA Los Angeles)
The Feminist Art Project's CAA Day of Panels: Motherhood (panel, Chicago, IL* VIDEO)
The Hackney Flashers (collective, United Kingdom)
The Last Art Taboo, National Textile Society Symposium (lecture, Washington, DC * VIDEO)
Making it What We Need (workshop, Chicago, IL)
Mapping the Maternal Colloquim and Events (colloquium, Alberta, Canada)
The MotherArt Collective (collective events, Los Angeles)
Motherhood: A Social Practice, A Social Picnic (event, Portland, OR)
Motherhood and Creative Practice Conference (conference, United Kingdom)
The Mothernists (conference, Netherlands * with VIDEO)
Wah-wah, shh, chomp, munch, nom, burp, poot, slurp, yum, toot, mwah. But who's holding the baby?  (workshop and panel, EFA Project Space, New York)
The wild (survival) guide of an artist-parent (workshop, AIR Gallery, New York)
ProCreativity 101: Making Art, Making Babies (panel, The Hungry Brain, Chicago, IL)
Taking Custody: The Double Life of the Artist Mother (panel, School of Visual Arts, NY* with VIDEO)
Tracers Takes on Feminism: Motherhood (panel, Threewalls, Chicago * with VIDEO)

EXHIBITIONS (listed chronologically)
Firsts and Starts, Chicago, IL, 2018
Re:Production, Goleb, Amsterdam, 2017
A Room of Our Own
, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017
The Let Down Reflex, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 2017; the Elizabeth Foundation Project Space, New York, NY, USA, 2016
Not Knowing, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL 60640
Repeat Pressure Until, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
New Maternalisms Redux, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2016
特別展 (Mother), Gallery Fu, Yokohama, Japan, 2016
Artist Residency in Parenthood, 107 Projects, Sydney, Australia, 2016
Mother of the Year, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, 2015-16
Mommy, Yale Union, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2015
Project Afterbirth, White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple, UK, 2015
The Great Mother, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy, 2015
Division of Labor, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA, 2014-15
PostPartum Party, Rhombus Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2014

Home Truths, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA 2014; The Foundling Museum and The Photographer's Gallery, London, UK, 2013-2014
Complicated Labors, UCSC Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, CA, USA, 2014
New Maternalisms
, FADO, Toronto, Canada, 2012
Broodwork: It's About Time, Otis Ben Malz Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA 2011

Separation Anxiety, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA, 2010
Mothers, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA, 2010
Maternal Metaphors I and II, RoCo, Rochester, NY, 2004 and OU Art Galleries, OH, USA, 2006


Enemies of Good Art (radio show / podcast) 
First Day Back (podcast)
The Longest Shortest Time (podcast)
Lost in Living (documentary film)
Mother Friday (radio show)
Motherhood in the Art World  (documentary film)
Pratfalls of Parenting (podcast)
Who Does She Think She Is? (documentary film)

Most artist residency programs are designed for individual artists. Some are quite clear that children and partners are not permitted (for space or funding reasons), while others are open to negotiation. The following list includes programs that DO allow artists to include their families for all or part of a residency with appropriate discussion and scheduling.

Be sure to read the fine print: program lengths can vary greatly. Some charge a fee while others offer artist stipends; some are highly competitive while others are more open. Please get in touch if you have residencies to add to this list!

Note: The Sustainable Arts Foundation has now made possible a diverse range of artist-parent opportunities at great programs throughout the US, including varied family residency formats as well as financial aid to cover childcare expenses for artists looking to pursue a residency away from parental time. Check out the funded residencies on their list each year HERE.


Santa Fe Art Institute (NM) 
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE, thematic residency with childcare) CANCELED 
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (NM)
I-Park Foundation (CT)
Aunt Karen's Farm (NY)
Brooklyn Arts Exchange (NY City, parent grant for choreographers, theater / performance artists)
Women's Studio Workshop (NY, parent grant for book/paper/printmakers)

SPACE on Ryder Farm (NY) 
Smack Mellon Studios (NY City)
Interlude Residency (NY)

The Wassaic Artist Residency (NY)
Gallery Aferro (NJ)
Headlands Center for the Arts (CA)
Kala Art Institute (CA)
18th Street Center (CA)
Franconia Sculpture Park (MN, sculptors)
Spiro Arts (UT)
Caldera (OR)
Elsewhere Studios (CO)
Acadia National Park Artist Residency (ME)

Marble House (VT)
Millay Colony, Funded 'Virtual Residency'  (VT + Multiple Locations)

The Luminary (MO)
Penland Resident Artist Program (NC)
McColl Center (NC)

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (MA)
Popps Packing (MI)
Island Hill House Residency Program (MI, for musicians and writers)

Spread Art (MI)
Tin House (OR, writing scholarship for single parents)

Matfield Outpost (KS)
Hyde Park Arts Center (IL)

Artist Residency in Motherhood (self-directed program you can participate in anywhere)
Residency for Artists on Hiatus (self-directed program you can participate in anywhere) (Belgium)
Franz Masereel Centrum

Ballinglen Art Foundation (Ireland)
Malakta Art Factory (Finland)
Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany)
Takt Kunstprojektraum (Germany) 
ZK/U Berlin (Germany)
Mothers in Arts (Netherlands)
Nordic Artists' Centre Dale (Norway)

Instituto Volusiano (Brazil)
Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles (Spain)
Can Serrat  (Spain)
MOTHRA (Canada)
Green Olive Arts (Morocco)

Wschodnia Residency (Poland)
Sølyst Artist in Residence Center (Denmark - now closed)
Japan US Friendship Commission (Japan/USA)
Fulbright Scholars program (Multiple Locations)

Tenjin-yama Art Studio (Japan)
Red Gate Residency - (China)

Neu Kirche (exchange between women artists in Pittsburgh, USA and New Zealand)

For a more comprehensive (and non-family-specific) list of residencies visit:
Alliance of Artist Communities - database you can search for family-supportive programs.

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