Institute for Child Success Focus Fellowship

Amy Huntington

Amy Huntington is 2017's recipient of the Institute for Child Success Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist of any discipline making work for young children.

IN RESIDENCE February 1 - February 22, 2017

Amy is a children’s book writer and illustrator from Vermont. She enjoys taking her sketchbook with her everywhere she goes, often creating her stories on its pages. When she is not using her sketchbook, Amy utilizes pieces of paper, bits of wood, barn doors, and even her mailbox. A multi-media artist, Huntington practices with pencil, pen, watercolor, oil, and gouache paints. You can find Amy in her studio, located near her kitchen, writing stories and making pictures.

Right: Amy Huntington talks AIR Serenbe on Write the Book, August 7, 2017.


Launched in 2010, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) is a private, nonpartisan research and policy organization. ICS works to create a culture that facilitates and fosters the success of all children. ICS supports policymakers, service providers, government agencies, funders, and business leaders focused on early childhood development, healthcare, and education - all to coordinate, enhance, and improve those efforts for the maximum effect in the lives of young children (prenatal to age five). Rather than being a direct service provider, the Institute's approach focuses on helping those who help young children succeed by working with stakeholders to seek holistic solutions to complex early childhood challenges.


Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that trains and supports medical providers who give books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams.

Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop essential early literacy skills in young children via the existing healthcare infrastructure. Each year, Reach Out and Read serves 4.5 million children across all 50 states, focusing on those in low-income families.


AIR Serenbe supports artists of every discipline through our Focus Fellowship awards, nominated annually by our National Advisory Council—esteemed peers and experts in the field.  Focus Fellowships provide the opportunity for individuals, corporations, and other organizations to directly support artists and their influence on building healthy, creative communities. Funders of these awards have the chance to name the fellowship and to work closely with AIR Serenbe to determine what kind of artists (discipline, geography, demographic, subject) the fellowship will serve.  

To learn more about establishing a Focus Fellowship, contact AIR Serenbe Executive Director Brandon Hinman at