UCROSS RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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.) 

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 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. 

Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the nature of the work you propose to do while in residence. An applicant's work sample is the most significant feature of his or her 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.
Our movement studio (Barn Loft) will be under renovation during the 2022 FALL session. Other studio options are available for dance applicants who are awarded a residency. We suggest contacting us directly to discuss your needs before finalizing your application for the fall session. Thank you.
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.
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.

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 to 15 IMAGES (in jpeg format) and a DATA SHEET that corresponds to your images (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. 

Current work is requested. An applicant's work sample is the most significant feature of his or her 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 seasonally 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 regular 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 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 ART WORK SAMPLE: Submit 10 to 15 IMAGES (in JPEG format, NO PDFs, for work sample) and a DATA SHEET that corresponds to your images (data sheet should include title, medium, size, and year of completion).

FILM/VIDEO/ANIMATION/PERFORMANCE ART WORK 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 2022 UCROSS FELLOWSHIP FOR NATIVE AMERICAN VISUAL ARTISTS.

Current work is requested. An applicant's work sample is the most significant feature of his or her 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 seasonally 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 regular 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 -- FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, SCREENWRITING, PLAYWRITING, HYBRID FORMS, and more;

* 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 be representative of 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 be representative of 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 be representative of the genre in which you plan to work while in residence. Writing samples should be double-spaced, but poetry submissions may be single-spaced, and they should include your full name.

* Appropriate samples: 10 pages of poetry.

PLAYWRITING WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should be representative of 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 be representative of 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 2022 UCROSS FELLOWSHIP FOR NATIVE AMERICAN VISUAL ARTISTS.
 

Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the nature of the work you propose to do while in residence. An applicant's work sample is the most significant feature of his or her 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. 

VISUAL ART WORK SAMPLE: Submit 10 to 15 IMAGES (in JPEG or TIFF format, NO PDFs, for work sample) and a DATA SHEET that corresponds to your images (data sheet should include title, medium, size, and year of completion).

PERFORMANCE ART WORK 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.

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$40.00

Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the nature of the work you propose to do while in residence. An applicant's work sample is the most significant feature of his or her 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. 

WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should be representative of 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 nature of the work you propose to do while in residence. An applicant's work sample is the most significant feature of his or her 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.
WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should be representative of 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).

Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the nature of the work you propose to do while in residence. An applicant's work sample is the most significant feature of his or her 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 seasonally and with the number of applications. 

WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should be representative of 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. 

Ends on $40.00
$40.00

Current work is requested. The nature of the work sample submitted should correspond to the nature of the work you propose to do while in residence. An applicant's work sample is the most significant feature of his or her 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.

WORK SAMPLE: Your sample should be representative of 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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