Deadline May 15, 2016:
I would like to invite you to apply for a residency at Ragdale in 2017. Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, Ragdale has provided time and space for artists, writers, composers and other creative professionals for more than 40 years. Ragdale is seeking individuals who not only pursue creative excellence, but also the synergies found in a community of like-minded artists. From the written word to built object to collaborative performance, Ragdale artists take their work to new levels in this uniquely supportive environment.
Residencies for individuals: Creative professionals of all types are eligible for 18- and 25-day residencies. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board. Please note that the deadline for all residencies taking place in 2017 is May 15, 2016 (11:59 PM CST). APPLY NOW
Residencies for collaborative groups: Creative professionals of all types working collaboratively are eligible for 5-7 day residencies for groups of 5-13 artists. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board. Please note that the deadline for all residencies taking place in 2017 is May 15, 2016 (11:59 PM CST). APPLY NOW
Fellowships: Ragdale awards fellowships to admitted residents based on merit and suitability of practice for public programming and Ragdale in Schools Initiative. Specific instructions and an application form are included with acceptance documents. A fellowship covers the full cost of residency and offers a minimum $500 stipend unless otherwise indicated.
Financial Aid: Ragdale can provide limited financial aid to residents, based on need. Only individuals who have already been admitted may apply for financial assistance.
Alice Hayes Fellowship: Alice Judson Hayes application is the only fellowship that requires an application and is evaluated separately from the residency application. An 18- or 25-day residency, free of charge, and a $500 stipend will be given to a writer who is working on a project designed to bring awareness to a contemporary issue having to do with peace, social justice, education, or the environment. Projects can be nonfiction or fiction (including journalism, essays, memoir, script-writing, creative nonfiction). No academic writing. Deadline is May 15, 2016 (11:59 PM CST). APPLY NOW
Creative Sabbaticals: Creative Sabbaticals are one- to three-week residencies tailored for people who may or may not be creative professionals, but who are interested in pursuing a creative project in an environment without distractions. Learn More
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