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Our Fall 2022 call for artists is now open. At this time, we are accepting applications for the Ucross Fellowships for Native American Visual Artists and Writers, The Ford Family Foundation Fellowship, and General Studio Residencies.

(Application deadline: March 1, 2022.) 


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 two reference letters 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 are not always able to 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 requesting two reference letters from qualified individuals who are familiar with the applicant's work. Applicants must provide the name and email address for these two references. When your application is submitted, each reference will receive an email message with instructions on how to submit the letter. The deadline for application submission is either March 1 (Fall session) or September 1 (Spring session). Your reference writers will have 7 days following the corresponding deadline to submit their letters; therefore, letter deadlines are March 7 (Fall Session) or September 7 (Spring Session).

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 reference letters. An artist may return to Ucross after three years have elapsed since his or her 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 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. 

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