UCROSS RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Our Fall 2024 call for artists is now open, as of November 1 at 12:00 A.M. MT. We will be accepting applications for General Studio Residencies (All Disciplines) and The Ford Family Foundation's Fellowship for Visual Artist (Oregon artists only).
(Application deadline: January 15, 2024, 11:59 P.M. MT.)
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. We do not accept applications from students at any level.
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: July 15 by 11:59 PM MT for residencies within the Spring Session (February to early June) and January 15 by 11:59 PM MT for residencies within the Fall Session (August to early December).
SESSION SCHEDULE: Notification of the status of your application takes approximately sixteen weeks after the close of the call. 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.
WORK SAMPLES: The work samples should represent/relate to the project that you are submitting.
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, if selected. Applicants must provide the name, phone number, and email address of these two references. If your application is accepted, we may contact your reference for further information. It is best practice to alert your reference that an initial questionnaire will be sent upon submission of your application and 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. (Eligible to reapply in two and a half years.)
COLLABORATION: If applying as a collaborative team, one artist needs to apply with all artists needing to submit additional forms within the original application for the submission to be accepted. Work samples may be individual and collaborative. Please indicate in the proposal what requirements you have for your 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, partners, and/or family 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. If your work is in one discipline (writing, visual art, music, etc.) only select the category that best fits your project. If you are applying under the interdisciplinary category your project must contain multiple disciplines (for example visual/writing, dance/visual, music/writing, etc) and will be disqualified from the review process if solely a single discipline. An applicant's work sample and project proposal are the most significant features of their application.
**WORK SAMPLE: Your samples should represent the genre(s) in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples (fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting) should be double-spaced and include your full name. Appropriate samples of all disciplines follow:
- 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. If your video is longer, you must give a time stamp of the section you would like the reviewers to watch.
- MUSIC/SOUND: 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. If your video is longer, you must give a time stamp of the section you would like the reviewers to watch. Musical scores are also welcome.
- PERFORMANCE/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. If your video is longer, you must give a time stamp of the section you would like the reviewers to watch.
- PLAYWRITING/SCREENWRITING: One complete play double-spaced, noting which 20-page section the reviewers should read in consideration.
- 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).
- WRITING: 20 pages of double-spaced writing (fiction, nonfiction) and 20 pages of poetry.
- INTERDISCIPLINARY: Your samples should represent the genres in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing (fiction, nonfiction) samples should be double-spaced and playwriting/screenwriting should be one complete play, noting the 20 pages you would like the reviewer to read, including your full name. Appropriate samples may combine the following: DANCE, MUSIC/SOUND, PERFORMANCE/VIDEO, VISUAL ART, PLAYWRITING/SCREENWRITING, and WRITING.
ELIGIBILITY: Residencies are open to mid-career visual artists from Oregon who meet all of the criteria below. They must:
- Be a practicing visual artist 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);
- Be a full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 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;
- 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.
WORK SAMPLE: Submit 10 IMAGES (in jpeg format) and a DATA SHEET that corresponds to your images (the data sheet should include title, medium, size, and year of completion).
Competition for these residencies, as well as the number of applications, varies each season.