Ucross: Spring 2023

Associated Residency Program

Over the past 40 years, Ucross has grown into a vital and relevant resource for artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, who come to its 20,000-acre Wyoming the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming from across the United States and the world. The uninterrupted time and space offered in the majestic High Plains are increasingly rare. The connections built within its community are of great importance to artists.

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 to defray travel costs.

Deadline
Residency Length
2 weeks - 6 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
10
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Digital Fabrication
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Augmented Reality
Computing
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Storytelling
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Emerging
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Dance Studio With Sprung Floor
Piano
Slab Roller
Printers + Scanner
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Etching Press
Drying Racks
Large Sinks
Textiles Workspace
Fiber Arts Workspace
Washer And Dryer
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

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. Only completed applications with the required two reference letters will be reviewed.

Ucross offers two open calls for applications per year: March 1 for the following Fall Session (August to early December) and September 1 for the following Spring Session (February to early June)

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
100
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
700
Artist Stipend
1000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
50
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

Ucross Fellows provide a refundable $50 deposit at the beginning of their residency.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
40
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application