Ragdale 2020 Residency Opportunities
This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Nearly 200 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisciplinary artists’ communities in the country. Each session, 13 artists-in-residence experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work on a 5-acre historic campus beside a beautiful 50-acre prairie, 30 miles north of Chicago. With live/work studios, all meals provided, and unmatched staff support, Ragdale lets artists focus on what’s most important: creating new work.
APPLY: Opportunities for creative professionals of all types
Solo / Small Group Residencies: Creative professionals of all types are eligible for 18- and 25-day residencies. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board.
Themed Residencies: 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.
FAQ: Frequently asked questions for applicants and admitted residents
FELLOWSHIPS: Ragdale awards up to 30 fellowships each year. Most fellows are selected from the pool of admitted residents. Occasionally individual fellowships require a separate application. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board.
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