Founded in 1981, the Ucross Foundation provides uninterrupted time, work space, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers. Nearly thirteen hundred individuals have spent time at Ucross since it first opened its doors in Sheridan, Wyoming. They have come from every state in the U.S. as well as many countries, including Germany, France, Scotland, England, Poland, Egypt, the Netherlands, Canada, Thailand, and others.
The foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Spring Residency program, which runs from March to June.
Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, comprising a mix of visual artists, writers, and composers. In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday to Friday by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends. In addition, there is cell phone service on the property and several wireless Internet connection sites available for resident use. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Sheridan, Wyoming.
While there is a $40 non-refundable application fee, there is no charge 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.
For additional residency information, information about previous artist residents, and application guidelines, see the Ucross Foundation website.