The Prairie Ronde Artist Residency is located in historic Vicksburg, Michigan, near Kalamazoo. The residency offers access to the 420,000-square foot former Lee Paper Company paper mill and its adjacent 80 acres of property to use as inspiration. From the French meaning “round meadow,” the residency is named for the swaths of grasses and wildflowers that once dotted the landscape of southwest Michigan. First settled in 1831, Vicksburg is a quaint, rural village surrounded by lush agricultural land dotted with lakes, stands of hardwood forests, and gently flowing streams.
Through the program, visual artists, writers, and musicians will receive a $2,000 stipend, a $500 travel grant, and the private use of a car for a residency of between four and seven weeks.
Artists are encouraged to use Prairie Ronde's close ties to members of the village community and the area’s creative community and ask that artists propose a community “give back” such as a workshop, final show, or open studio days, as well as donate a piece of work to the Prairie Ronde collection.
Residencies will occur October 1, 2019, through December 15, 2019.
See the Prairie Ronde website for complete residency guidelines and application instructions.