The Foundation was established in memory of Morris B. Squire to support and invest in emerging, creative individuals. 

Artists accepted into the Artist in Residence Program participate in educational and community outreach through the Foundation’s various Art Partnerships.   Admission to the Artist in Residence Program is limited, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Spring and Fall offerings. This invaluable opportunity allows Artists to advance their work within the cultural and geographical context of Santa Barbara in a retreat-like atmosphere.



We promote creative empowerment through providing an inspiring environment to create enduring works of the imagination.


The Morris B. Squire Foundation is dedicated to offering artists, curators and all manner of creative people a time and place away from their everyday life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.