Ragdale Foundation Invites Applications for Arts Fellowships

Located on the former country estate of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in Lake Forest, Illinois, Ragdale, a nonprofit artists community, offers nearly two hundred residencies and fellowships annually to creative professionals of all types. During each residency session, thirteen artists-in-residence enjoy uninterrupted time for work, a supportive environment, dynamic arts exchanges, fifty acres of idyllic prairie, and a family-style dinner each evening.

The foundation has numerous upcoming fellowship opportunities:

Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship — An annual award created in memory of Alice Hayes, who created the Ragdale Foundation in what would have been her family home. Through the award program, a writer who is working on a project designed to bring awareness to a contemporary issue having to do with peace, social justice, education, or the environment will be supported with an 18- or 25-day residency and a $500 stipend. Projects can be nonfiction or fiction (including journalism, essays, memoir, script-writing, creative nonfiction); academic writing does not qualify.

Riedel Fellowship — In partnership with Loan and Norbert Riedel, an emerging Vietnamese visual artist or writer will be supported with an 18- or 25-day residency, a $500 cash stipend, the creation of a brief video documentary/interview, and a presentation at a public program. The public presentation may include an artist talk, workshop, or other program and must take place within eighteen months of the residency.

Schumann Fellowship — In partnership with Barbara Schumann, an emerging Latin American visual artist will be supported with an 18- or 25-day residency, a $500 cash stipend, the creation of a brief video documentary/interview, and a presentation at a public program. The public presentation may include an artist talk, workshop, or other program and must take place within eighteen months of the residency.

Sybil Shearer Fellowship — In partnership with the Morrison-Shearer Foundation, an emerging or established individual choreographer and/or dance artist an eighteen-day residency, a $500 cash stipend, the creation of a brief video documentary/interview, and a presentation at a public program. The residency may be awarded to a collaboration if the collaborators share a live/work studio.

See the Ragdale website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: May 15, 2019