A self-directed, open-source artist residency to empower and inspire artists who are also mothers. 

You don’t have to apply. It doesn't cost anything, it's fully customisable, and you can be in residence for as long as you choose. You don't even have to travelthe residency takes place entirely inside your own home and everyday life. An Artist Residency in Motherhood is the reframing of parenthood as a valuable site for creative practice, rather than an obstruction to be overcome.

On this website you can read more about how the residency beganbecome an artist-in-residence-in-motherhood, nominate an artist/parent for a unique grant called The Red Thread, or join the mentorship program

This is a beautiful, thought provoking and brilliant project.
— Alain de Botton, Philosopher, Author, Founder of The School of Life

There are currently over 300 Artists-in-Residence-in Motherhood in
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands
, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.

Click the red markers on the map above for details on each resident.

Register your own residency-in-motherhood here


An Artist Residency in Motherhood and Lenka Clayton were recently featured amongst many artists with children in a wonderful article on ARTSY; You Can be a Mother and Still be a Successful Artist.

(An Artist Residency in Motherhood) came out of the feeling of trying to do two things at the same time that didn’t feel like they could fit,” she says. “It’s come to completion for me, now it’s something that anyone can take part in.”
— Lenka Clayton, interviewed by Marina Cashdan for ARTSY


An early experiment in parenting & working, Walking Studio, 2011, Lenka Clayton

An early experiment in parenting & working, Walking Studio, 2011, Lenka Clayton