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UCROSS RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Our Fall 2023 call for artists is scheduled to open on December 9, 2022. At this time, we are accepting applications for General Studio Residencies and The Ford Family Foundation Visual Art Residencies.

(Application deadline: March 1, 2023, 11:59 PM MT.) 

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. 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: September 1 by 11:59 PM MT for residencies within the Spring Session (February to early June) and March 1 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 ten to twelve 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. (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. 

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