UCROSS RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Our Spring 2023 call for artists is now open. At this time, we are accepting applications for the Ucross Fellowships for Native American Visual Artists and Writers and General Studio Residencies.

(Application deadline: September 1, 2022.) 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY: The Ucross Residency Program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and performance artists, as well as collaborative teams. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field; both mature and emerging artists of promise are welcome to apply.  

ADMISSIONS: Residents are chosen by a rotating panel of professionals in the arts and humanities. Final residency awards are at the discretion of the Ucross Foundation. Only completed applications with the required names and contact information of two references will be reviewed.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: September 1 for residencies within the Spring Session (February to early June) and March 1 for residencies within the Fall Session (August to early December).

SESSION SCHEDULE: Notification of the status of your application takes approximately eight to ten weeks. While every effort is made to accommodate applicants' scheduling requests, we cannot always grant first choices. Please indicate your flexibility and your restrictions in your application. If you are accepted for a time slot in which you are not available, please contact the Program Director as soon as possible, as a scheduling change could occur to your advantage.

REFERENCES: Each applicant is responsible for listing the names and contact information of two references from qualified individuals who can speak to the applicant's character and is familiar with their work. Applicants must provide the name and email address of these two references. When your application is reviewed, we may contact your references for further information. It is best practice to alert your reference that we may be in contact with them so that they are aware of this process.

REAPPLICATION: Artists who have applied in the past, including previous residents and those who had "Alternate" status, must submit new and complete applications to be considered for another session. This includes recent work samples and references. An artist may return to Ucross after three years have elapsed since their previous residency. (You would be able to reapply in two and a half years.) 

COLLABORATION: If applying as a collaborative team, both or all artists need to submit separate applications along with a joint project proposal. Work samples may be individual or collaborative. Please indicate in the proposal what requirements you have for the workspace. 

COUPLES: Couples composed of two artists may apply individually for concurrent residencies with the understanding that one might be accepted and the other not. Every artist accepted for a residency will be offered a private studio. Ucross is unable to invite spouses or partners to accompany artists-in-residence under any other circumstance. 

Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the project proposal you submit for your time in residence. An applicant's work sample and project proposal are the most significant features of their application.


**WORK SAMPLE: Your samples should represent the genres in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced and include your full name. Appropriate samples may be a combination of the following:

  • DANCE: Submit 2 to 3 video files less than 8 minutes in length and 200 MB in size or provide up to 3 VIMEO URL links.
  • MUSIC: Submit 3 to 5 audio files less than 8 minutes in length and 200 MB in size or provide up to 3 VIMEO URL links. Musical scores are also welcome. 
  • PERFORMANCE ART/VIDEO: Submit 1 to 3 video files less than 8 minutes in length and smaller than 200 MB in size or provide up to 3 VIMEO or YOUTUBE URL links.
  • PLAYWRITING: One complete play. 
  • VISUAL ART: Submit 10 IMAGES (in JPG or TIF format, NO PDFs, for work sample) with the file name including title and size, and a DATA SHEET that corresponds to your images (datasheet should include title, medium, size, and year of completion). 


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Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the project proposal you submit for your time in residence. An applicant's work sample and project proposal are the most significant feature of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, i.e., the various genres interconnect, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. If the work is interdisciplinary, consider applying under our inter/multidisciplinary category.

MUSIC WORK SAMPLE: Submit 3 to 5 audio files less than 8 minutes in length and 200 MB in size or provide up to 3 VIMEO URL links. Musical scores are also welcome.


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Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the project proposal you submit for your time in residence. An applicant's work sample and project proposal are the most significant features of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, i.e., the various genres interconnect, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. If your work is interdisciplinary, consider applying under the multi/interdisciplinary category.


  • DANCE WORK SAMPLE: Submit 2 to 3 video files less than 8 minutes in length and 200 MB in size or provide up to 3 VIMEO URL links.

Current work is requested. An applicant's work sample and project description are the most significant feature of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. Competition for residencies varies annually and with the number of applications. While only one Fellowship winner will be selected, all applicants to this program will have the option of being considered for a general Ucross residency.

ELIGIBILITY: Residencies are open to Native American visual artists who meet the criteria below. They must:

  • Be a practicing contemporary visual artist currently producing works of art in all visual mediums, including but not limited to PAINTING, DRAWING, MIXED MEDIA, SCULPTURE, PRINTMAKING, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, ANIMATION, PERFORMANCE ART, INSTALLATION, and CERAMICS; and
  • An enrolled member of a state-recognized or federally-recognized Tribe, Pueblo, Nation, Native Community, Political Entity, or Alaskan Native Village.


VISUAL ARTWORK SAMPLE: Submit 10 IMAGES (in JPEG format, NO PDFs, for work sample) with the file name including title and size, and a DATA SHEET that corresponds to your images (datasheet should include title, medium, size, and year of completion).


FILM/VIDEO/ANIMATION/PERFORMANCE ARTWORK SAMPLE: Submit up to 3 video files, each less than 8 minutes in length and smaller than 200 MB in size, or provide up to 3 VIMEO or YOUTUBE URL links.


THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE FOR THE 2023 UCROSS FELLOWSHIP FOR NATIVE AMERICAN VISUAL ARTISTS.

Current work is requested. An applicant's work sample and project description are the most significant feature of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, i.e. the various genres interconnect, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. Competition for residencies varies annually and with the number of applications. While only one Fellowship winner will be selected, all applicants will have the option of being considered for a general Ucross residency.

ELIGIBILITY: Residencies are open to Native American writers who meet the criteria below. They must:

  • Be a practicing contemporary writer who is currently producing works in one or more of the following genres, including but not limited to FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, SCREENWRITING, PLAYWRITING, and HYBRID FORMS;
  • Be an enrolled member of a state-recognized or federally-recognized Tribe, Pueblo, Nation, Native Community, Political Entity, or Alaskan Native Village.

FICTION WORK SAMPLE: Your writing sample should represent the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced and include your full name. * Appropriate sample: 20 pages of fiction, which could be a novel excerpt, a story, several stories, or a combination.

NONFICTION WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should represent the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced and include your full name. * Appropriate sample: 20 pages of nonfiction

POETRY WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should represent the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Poetry submissions may be single-spaced and should include your full name. * Appropriate samples: 10 pages of poetry.

PLAYWRITING WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should represent the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced and include your full name. * Appropriate samples: One complete play (documentation of production may be included, if relevant).

SCREENWRITING WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should represent the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced and include your full name. * Appropriate samples: One complete screenplay (documentation of production may be included, if relevant).

THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE FOR THE 2023 UCROSS FELLOWSHIP FOR NATIVE AMERICAN VISUAL ARTISTS.
 

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Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the project proposal you submit for your time in residence. An applicant's work sample and project description are the most significant feature of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, i.e. the various genres interconnect, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. If the work is interdisciplinary, consider applying under our inter/multidisciplinary category.


VISUAL ARTWORK SAMPLE: Submit 10 IMAGES (in JPEG or TIFF format, NO PDFs, for work sample) with the file name to include title and size, and a DATA SHEET that corresponds to your images (datasheet should include title, medium, size, and year of completion).


PERFORMANCE ARTWORK SAMPLE: Submit 1 to 3 video files less than 8 minutes in length and smaller than 200 MB in size or provide up to 3 VIMEO or YOUTUBE URL links.

Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the project proposal you submit for your time in residence. An applicant's work sample and project proposal are the most significant feature of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, i.e. the various genres interconnect, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. If the work is interdisciplinary, consider applying under our inter/multidisciplinary category.


WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should represent the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced and include your full name. Appropriate samples for NONFICTION include 20 pages of nonfiction (book excerpt, essay, collection of short essays, etc).

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Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the project proposal you submit for your time in residence. An applicant's work sample and project description are the most significant feature of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, i.e. the various genres interconnect, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. If the work is interdisciplinary, consider applying under our inter/multidisciplinary category.


WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should represent the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced and include your full name. Appropriate samples for FICTION include 20 pages of fiction (a novel excerpt, a story, a combination of stories, etc). 

Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the project proposal you submit for your time in residence. An applicant's work sample and project description are the most significant feature of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, i.e. the various genres interconnect, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. If the work is interdisciplinary, consider applying under our inter/multidisciplinary category.

  • WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should represent the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced and include your full name. Appropriate samples are as follows:
  • For PLAYWRITING: One complete play. * 
  • For SCREENWRITING: One complete screenplay. *


*Documentation of production may be included. 

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Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the project proposal you submit for your time in residence. An applicant's work sample and project description are the most significant feature of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, i.e. the various genres interconnect, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. If the work is interdisciplinary, consider applying under our inter/multidisciplinary category.


WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should represent the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced, but poetry submissions may be single-spaced. The sample should include your full name. Appropriate samples for this category include 10 pages of poetry. 

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