Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) in Knoxville is now accepting applications for short-term artists' residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music and more. Each residency includes a room of one's own as well as access to a communal kitchen, bathroom, office and living space, plus wireless internet.

The length of a residency can range from one to three weeks. SAFTA is currently accepting applications for spring residency period, which runs from Dec. 23 through May 24, 2020. The deadline for spring residency applications is Sept. 15. 

 The SAFTA farmhouse is located on a working farm that rests on a 45-acre wooded plot in a Tennessee “holler” perfect for hiking and exploring. The farm is less than a half-hour from downtown Knoxville, a bustling, innovative city of 200,000 in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, making SAFTA an ideal location for those looking for a rural get-away with access to urban amenities.

For more information or to register, visit or on Facebook, under Sundress Academy for the Arts.

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