Ragdale Artist Fellowships

Ragdale Artist Fellowships

This Deadline Expired: Friday, May 15, 2020

Located in the former country estate of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, Ragdale is a nonprofit artists community. Nearly two hundred residencies and fellowships are offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisicplinary communities in the country. During each residency session, thirteen artists-in-residence enjoy uninterrupted time for work, a supportive environment, dynamic arts exchanges, fifty acres of idyllic prairie, and a family-style dinner each evening.

Ragdale has posted numerous upcoming fellowship opportunities:

Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship — An 18- or 25-day residency and a $500 stipend will be awarded 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 may be nonfiction or fiction (including journalism, essays, memoir, scriptwriting, creative nonfiction). Academic writing is not eligible.

Riedel Fellowship — In partnership with Loan and Norbert Riedel, an 18- or 25-day residency and $500 stipend will be awarded to an emerging Vietnamese visual artist or writer. The winner will be the subject of a brief video documentary/interview and have the opportunity to present as part of public program.

Schumann Fellowship — In partnership with Barbara Schumann, an 18- or 25-day residency and $500 stipend will be awarded to one emerging visual artist from Latin America. The winner will be the subject of a brief video documentary/interview and have the opportunity to present as part of a public program.

Sybil Shearer Fellowship — In partnership with the Morrison-Shearer Foundation, an 18- or 25-day residency along with a $500 stipend will be awarded to an emerging or established individual choreographer and/or dance artist. The winner will be the subject of a brief video documentary/interview and have the opportunity to present as part of a public program. The residency may be awarded to a collaborative duo if they share a live/work studio.

Traeger Fellowship — In partnership with the Traeger Foundation, an 18- or 25-day residency along with a $500 stipend will be awarded to a musician, composer, or music scholar. The winner will be the subject of a brief video documentary/interview and have the opportunity to present as part of a public program. The residency may be awarded to a collaborative duo if they share a live/work studio. When possible, the fellowship will prioritize artists whose practices are rooted in and/or a response to traditions associated with guitar and/or similar stringed instruments.

See the Ragdale website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Valerie Coursen
Valerie Coursen
Bouton creates unique engravings and etchings as well as installations, paper clothing, collages, and artist books. Color and textiles have been influential on Bouton’s work as they bear witness to the passage of time and lives lived. Echoing the actions of day-to-day life imprinted on textiles worn, Bouton’s prints yield a distressed, layered, and complex visual language. Creating her own singular and unique approach to engraving and etching, her work is monochromatic, but weaves in a palette of color not achievable through other means. With this singular technique, the work maintains her artistic voice while integrating all the stories, landscapes, and buildings of her ever-changing environment.
Agathe Bouton
Agathe Bouton

Bouton creates unique engravings and etchings as well as installations, paper clothing, collages, and artist books. Color…

Bouton creates unique engravings and etchings as well as installations, paper clothing, collages, and artist books. Color and textiles have been influential on Bouton’s work as they bear witness to the…

Bouton creates unique engravings and etchings as well as installations, paper clothing, collages, and artist books. Color and textiles have been influential on Bouton’s work as they bear witness to the passage of time and…

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions of light and or seasons.
Nancy Freeman Tabas
Nancy Freeman Tabas

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions…

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions of light and or seasons.…

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions of light and or seasons.…

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.

She Loves to paint. It's pretty much all she wants to do.
Shes Loves to paint the world and the beautiful things in it — 
and she Loves that people really Love her paintings of our beautiful world and the beautiful things in it!

There is nothing really special about Jenn, she's just painter who paints... just about anything, just about all the time. 

P.S. She's a bit of a formalist — her world is made up of line, color, shape, form, structure, composition and plasticity. And, while she paint from observation, the subject of the painting is not her objective. The process of painting is her objective — the process of how to best use the medium, often oil paint, to create and subjugate form on the two dimensional surface of the canvas.
Jenn Hallgren
Jenn Hallgren

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given…

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.

She Loves to paint. It's pretty much all she wants to do.
Shes Loves…

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.

She Loves to paint. It's pretty much all she wants to do.
Shes Loves to paint the world…

Ruth Miller's contemporary realistic work pulls inspiration from the urban world around her. Drawing on the realism of nature and social
Ruth Miller
Ruth Miller

Ruth Miller's contemporary realistic work pulls inspiration from the urban world around her. Drawing on the realism of nature…

Ruth Miller's contemporary realistic work pulls inspiration from the urban world around her. Drawing on the realism of nature and social …

Ruth Miller's contemporary realistic work pulls inspiration from the urban world around her. Drawing on the realism of nature and social …

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