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The mission of Ucross Foundation is to foster the creative spirit of deeply committed artists and groups by providing uninterrupted time, studio space, living accommodations, and the experience of the majestic High Plains while serving as a good steward of its historic 20,000-acre ranch.

Ucross Foundation was established by Raymond Plank in 1981 and is a 501(c)3 public non-profit organization. For more than thirty years, Ucross has been giving space and time to artists who come from many disciplines.  They are writers, composers, visual and performing artists.  Our participants come from all over the world. In our complex of private studios and shared residences, visiting artists build a small, intense community hard at work in the midst of 20,000 acres of Wyoming ranchland.

Ucross Foundation's home is a working ranch set at the confluence of three creeks, and its purpose is to bring deeply committed artists into the heart of an unparalleled landscape. We believe that being a good steward of the land closely resembles being a good artist, and vice versa. Both require dedication, imagination, and the best possible use of the resources at hand.

In addition to fostering the work of individual artists, Ucross is a meeting and working place for groups, a multi-disciplinary laboratory for creative thinking. We help sponsor and host educational programs, conferences, and special events at our public art gallery, which is one of the cultural landmarks of northern Wyoming. Our reach is as close as our nearest neighbors and as distant as almost any spot on earth. Ucross is home to the creative spirit.  

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News and Events

"RAYMOND PLANK: A LIFE OF COURAGE AND FAITH" exhibition reception and hours

A special exhibition featuring a narrative display of stories, photographs and films that honor Ucross Founder Raymond Plank’s vision and accomplishments.

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5th Annunal Community Christmas Celebration at Ucross

Ucross, Wyoming November 22, 2017 – On Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm will present its 5th annual Community Christmas Celebration.

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Ucross Welcomes Three New Board Members.

Ucross, Wyoming – November 6, 2017 – Ucross Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Charles Alsdorf of New York City, Kim Cannon of Big Horn, WY, and Susan Miller of Sheridan, WY. Read the full Press Release here.

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Ucross Foundation in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation will be accepting applications from mid-career Oregon visual artists for residencies of 4 weeks in 2018.

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Ucross Foundation is pleased to announce a new residency initiative, the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists, in support of contemporary Native American artists at all stages of their professional careers. The deadline for the first Fellowship to be offered in Spring 2018 is October 1, 2017.

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Development Consultant Position Opens at Ucross

Ucross announces a search for an experienced Development Director/Consultant to enhance our existing strategies, jumpstart new initiatives as we build our national profile, and raise funds to ensure financial sustainability. The position will be based off-site in a major urban area. The application deadline is September 15.

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Ucross Foundation in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation is currently accepting applications from mid-career Oregon visual artists for residencies of 4 weeks in 2018. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2017. Two residencies will be awarded through this collaboration in 2018.

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Opening Reception and Day of Festivities at Ucross Foundation Art Gallery The Universal Language of Birds

Ucross, Wyoming – June 1, 2017 – A day of festivities to celebrate the opening of the exhibition The Universal Language of Birds by Ucross Fellow Christina Baal, will take place at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community.

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CALL TO THE COMMUNITY: You are invited to participate in an upcoming exhibition.

Bird lovers of all ages are invited to participate in this art exhibition, The Universal Language of Birds, featuring work by Ucross Fellow Christina Baal opening on June 10th, 2017

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Ucross Fellows Colson Whitehead and Du Yun Win 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Congratulations to two Ucross Foundation Fellows, writer Colson Whitehead and composer Du Yun, who have been awarded 2017 Pulitzer Prizes. Whitehead won in the Fiction category for his novel The Underground Railroad and Du Yun won in the Music category for her composition Angel’s Bone.

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Closing Reception at Ucross Foundation Art Gallery

Views from Oregon: Sixteen Artists

Saturday, April 22, 2017 4p.m. – 6p.m.

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Six Theatre Artists Converge for Sundance Institute Retreat at Ucross Foundation

Artist-focused program supports early-stage theatrical writing



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