Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. Ox-Bow offers two distinct residency cycles during the summer and fall seasons. Each season offers the artists who join the residency program a different experience, both rooted in community, but distinct enough to address the various needs of a diverse group of artists.
The Summer Arts Faculty Artist-in-Residence Program is available to arts faculty for 2 week periods of time. The program is designed to give five teaching artists who are art faculty members at any grade level, in an adjunct or full-time capacity.the much needed time to focus on their own art work throughout the summer, and also to connect to other faculty who are teaching at Ox-Bow. Artists in residence are invited to take full advantage of the comprehensive community of students, faculty, and Visiting Artists that rotate on a weekly and bi-weekly basis on campus and should desire to work in a dynamic, discursive environment. Summer artists in residence should not apply with the intention of using the academic studios on campus.
The MFA Summer Residencyis a three-week program open to any current or recent MFA graduate. Recent grads must have graduated from an MFA program on or after December 2015. The program allows residents to take advantage of the summer community (faculty, visiting artists and students) while also having the space and time to focus on their practice. The residency is open to all visual art.
The Fall Residency is available for 2- to 5-week residencies. The fall season is a quieter and more contemplative program for artists that are interested in engaging with a small group of peers, but also are comfortable with extended periods of concentrated studio time. Fall is also the ideal time for artists who wish to apply as collectives. We also welcome writers to apply during this time. Ox-Bow's five academic studios may be available for use depending on level of experience and staff availability.
Link to application: http://www.ox-bow.org/apply-for-a-residency/