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Our Spring 2025 call for artists is open from May 1 to July 15, 2024. We are now accepting applications for General Studio Residencies (All Disciplines) and Ucross Fellowships for Native American Writers and Visual Artists.

There is a $40 application fee for all Ucross General Studio Residency submissions, no fee waivers are available. There is no application fee for Ucross Fellowships for Native American Visual Artists and Writers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 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 are familiar with their work, if selected and more information is needed. 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 via email. It is best practice to let your references know you have listed them on your application and could be contacted in the coming weeks.

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.