WHO: Anyone can apply!

WHAT: A new program for creative women

WHERE: Creative Sabbaticals will utilize the beautiful Fellows Residences in Santa Fe, NM 

WHEN: When you feel ready for 1-4 weeks of time away in historic downtown Santa Fe to focus on a creative project. 


The Women’s International Study Center seeks applicants for Creative Sabbaticals at the Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Artists, writers, scholars, professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs-as individuals and in groups-are encouraged to apply for residencies available throughout the year. Our center seeks proposals aligned with our focus areas – broadly defined as the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy – inspired by Eva Scott Fenyes, Leonora Scott Muse Curtin, and Leonora Paloheimo who built and lived in Acequia Madre House.

Proposals by women are accepted, as are those of anyone working in these focus areas as they relate directly to the interests and experiences of women.

Our sabbaticals utilize two residences on the property. Housing includes a private bedroom with a desk, private and shared bathrooms, common kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, and access to Wi-Fi and a network printer. 

Creative Sabbaticals can be 1-4 weeks long.

The application requests:
– Completed application form
– 500-word project proposal
– Résumé or curriculum vitae
– One-to-three work samples from individuals
– One letter of recommendation 

Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed by a distinguished Creative Sabbatical Committee.

Applications are only accepted online through Submittable.com. Applications submitted through any other means will not be reviewed.


Women’s International Study Center honors women’s accomplishments, supports study and research through fellowships, and facilitates inter-generational, multi-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialogue via symposia and other events.

We are dedicated to inspiring and enabling women around the world to achieve their full potential.