Ucross Foundation Residency Programs

Ucross Foundation Residency Programs

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Founded in 1981, the Ucross Foundation provides uninterrupted time, workspace, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for fall 2022 residencies, which will provide each artist with living accommodations, meals, a workspace, and uninterrupted time so artists can focus on their creative process. There is cell phone service and wireless internet throughout residency facilities. While there is no charge for a residency, residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Sheridan, Wyoming. 

Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field; both mature and emerging artists of promise are invited to apply for the following programs:

Ucross General Studio Residency Program: Open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and performance artists, as well as collaborative teams. Applicants may apply in the following categories: music/dance, visual arts, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting/screenwriting, and poetry.

Fellowships for Native American Visual Artists and Writers: Residencies are open to Native American visual artists who meet the following criteria: a practicing contemporary visual artist currently producing works of art in all visual mediums including: painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, animation, performance art, installation and ceramics; and Native American writers who meet the following criteria: a practicing contemporary writer who is currently producing works in at least one of the following genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenwriting, playwriting, hybrid forms, and more. Applicant must be an enrolled member of a state-recognized or federally recognized Tribe, pueblo, nation, native community, political entity, or Alaskan Native village. 

Ford Family Foundation Residency: Residencies are open to mid-career visual artists from Oregon currently producing works of art in the following mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, installation, and photography (artists working in film, video, or animation are not eligible); Artists must be full-time residents of Oregon for at least thirty-six months prior to the application deadline and remain a resident through the duration of the grant period; maintain Oregon as their primary residence if they participate in an out-of-state residency program or they will not qualify; be 30 years of age or older at the time of application; provide evidence, through appropriate documentation, of a sustained level of commitment to his/her medium with seven or more years of active professional practice; and not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time, at the time of application or during the successive grant period.

Learn more and apply to these residencies here.

Tremain Smith
Tremain Smith
Lori Evensen
Lori Evensen
Laura Krasnow, In addition to being a freelance photographer, she has worked as an assistant editor in feature films, and been trained in film preservation and restoration. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art.
Laura Krasnow
Laura Krasnow

Laura Krasnow, In addition to being a freelance photographer, she has worked as an assistant editor in feature films, and…

Laura Krasnow, In addition to being a freelance photographer, she has worked as an assistant editor in feature films, and been trained in film preservation and restoration. Her artwork has been exhibited…

Laura Krasnow, In addition to being a freelance photographer, she has worked as an assistant editor in feature films, and been trained in film preservation and restoration. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United…

Nancy Neill is a contemporary abstract artist whose work combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble to portray the movement and energy of outdoors.  Her work can range from very colorful to monochromatic.  She paints with various mediums (acrylic, oil, oil pastel) on canvas, mylar and paper.
Nancy Neill
Nancy Neill

Nancy Neill is a contemporary abstract artist whose work combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble to portray…

Nancy Neill is a contemporary abstract artist whose work combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble to portray the movement and energy of outdoors. Her work can range from very colorful to…

Nancy Neill is a contemporary abstract artist whose work combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble to portray the movement and energy of outdoors. Her work can range from very colorful to monochromatic. She…

Nick Mittelstead
Nick Mittelstead
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