Creative Sabbatical FAQ

what is a creative sabbatical?

1-4 week long residencies at the Women’s International Study Center for artists, writers, scientists, and entrepreneurs on the Acequia Madre House grounds in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico. 


Applications are open year round. Once you submit your application, we’ll get back to you within two weeks. 

Sabbatical Periods

Applicants will be asked to suggest three choices of residency dates, in order of preference. 


Introduce yourself and tell us what you’d like to do while on your Creative Sabbatical. 

Proposal Review

Once you submit your application, we’ll get back to you within two weeks.


WISC utilizes a home adjacent to the Acequia Madre House grounds in historic downtown Santa Fe. Residents will have private bedrooms and bathrooms, with a large shared kitchen, dining room, and living room. The residences are on a private street, a short walk from downtown Santa Fe, Canyon Road, and much more. 

WIFI, a lo-volume WIFI-enabled printer, washer/dryer, and large open kitchen with a gas stove and dishwasher are available.  

An artist studio with separate entrance attached to the house is available for an additional fee of $200. 

Getting to Santa Fe

Santa Fe Airport

Albuquerque Airport

Sandia Shuttle



WISC understands and agrees that the applicant may provide certain information (proposed original work) that is and must be kept confidential. To ensure the protection of such information, WISC agrees to limit disclosure of confidential information within its own organization to its directors, advisors, partners, employees and/or independent contractors (collectively referred to as “affiliates”) having a need to access the confidential information. WISC and affiliates will not disclose the confidential information obtained from the applicant unless required to do so by law.

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