Ucross is an artist residency program located on a 20,000-acre ranch at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming.
Over the past 40 years, Ucross has grown into a vital and relevant resource for artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, who travel to the remote ranch from across the nation and the world. The uninterrupted time and space offered in the majestic High Plains are increasingly rare. Many alumni share that the connections built within the Ucross community are of great importance.
Ucross strives to provide a respectful, comfortable, and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life. The residency program provides each artist with living accommodations, private work space, and uninterrupted time, so the artists can focus on their creative process. Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday through Friday by a professional chef, with access to a world-class kitchen and ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends. Lunches are delivered to individual studios; group dinners take place at 6 p.m. Towels and linens are provided, as is weekly housekeeping for bedrooms.
Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials. There is no residency charge, and Ucross offers a $1,000 stipend.
The Fall 2024 session is from August through early December, with residencies of two, four, or six weeks.
Residency Experience Summary
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.
Fellows are chosen by a rotating panel of professionals in the arts and humanities. Final residency awards are at the discretion of Ucross.
Ucross offers two open calls for applications per year:
- November 1 to January 15 for the following Fall Session (August to early December)
- May 1 to July 15 for the following Spring Session (February to early June)
Ucross Fellows provide a refundable $50 deposit at the beginning of their residency.