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 from every state in the U.S. as well as many countries (including Germany, France, Scotland, England, Poland, Egypt, the Netherlands, Canada, and Thailand) have spent time at Ucross since it first opened its doors in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Currently, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 Fall Residency program, which runs from August to December.
Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there may be up to nine individuals in residence representing 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 WiFi spots 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 the United States and around the world in any stage of their professional career are invited to apply.
For complete residency information, information about previous artist residents, and application guidelines, see the Ucross Foundation website.