Residency Ucross Foundation’ Residencies
International Deadline: Bi-Annual Recurring March 1, October 1 – The Ucross Foundation’ Residency Program is currently accepting applications for residencies of 2-6 weeks. Located on a 20,000 acre working cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains, the Foundation provides individual workspace, living accommodations, uninterrupted time and the experience of the historic High Plains landscape to selected writers, artists, and composers working in all disciplines.
There is no fee for a residency.
Artists, writers and composers from around the United States and the world, in all stages of their professional careers, are invited to apply to work on individual or collaborative projects. Fellows are chosen by a panel of professionals in the arts and humanities in a highly competitive application process. The quality of an applicant’s work is given primary consideration. Final invitations for residencies are extended at the discretion of the Ucross Foundation.
Facilities include art studios, one with an Elephant etching press, writer studios, composer’s studios, each with an electronic keyboard and baby grand piano. There is also a large Loft Space suitable for dance and theater collaborations.
There are two residency sessions annually. Application deadlines are March 1 for Fall Session, which runs from August through the first Friday in December, and September 1 for Spring Session, which runs from March through the first Friday in June. Residencies vary in length from two to six weeks.
$40 Application Fee
To apply, each applicant must complete a Ucross Foundation Residency Application Form and provide the required materials, including two letters of recommendation, a project description and a work sample as described in the Application Guidelines.
Founded in 1981 by Raymond Plank, the Ucross Foundation provides a rare gift in today’s world – uninterrupted time – along with work space and living accommodations, to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers. Nearly 1,300 individuals have spent time at Ucross since we first opened our doors. They have come from every state in the U.S. as well as from many countries including Germany, France, Scotland, England, Poland, Egypt, the Netherlands, Canada, Thailand and others. Ucross extends invitations to approximately 80 individuals each year, selected by an outside panel of professionals. Residents are also invited through national partnerships with the Sundance Institute, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, and the University of Wyoming.