Ucross Foundation was founded in 1981 by Raymond Plank and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It is the mission of Ucross Foundation to foster fresh and innovative thinking in the visual arts, literature, and music by providing residencies, work space and uninterrupted time to individual artists, writers, and composers.  The Foundation supports Residents whose work reflects a depth of individual creative exploration and the potential for significant future accomplishments.  Situated on a 20,000-acre working cattle ranch, the Ucross Foundation's unique geographic location introduces individuals to the land, people and ethos of the northern High Plains and Rocky Mountain region.  Through its Residency Program, Art Gallery, conferences, land stewardship, and special projects, Ucross actively seeks to support an appreciation for vibrant human creativity and aims to cast a reflection into the future from the cultural mirror of our lives and times.


News and Events

Christmas Festivities at Ucross Park

Saturday, December 13 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Ucross Foundation and the Plank Stewardship Initiative will jointly present a community Christmas celebration at the Park at Ucross.

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Western Traces: Tawni Shuler and Patrick Kikut, will be open to the public through Friday, December 19.

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Explore Ideas of Wilderness and Wildness with Wyoming Voices At Ucross on September 20

A special gathering with readings and conversation in the Ucross Foundation’s Big Red Barn Loft,
starting at 3:00 p.m.  The event is hosted by the University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, the UW MFA Program in Creative Writing, and the Wyoming Outdoor Council.

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Save the Dates: September 20 & October 4

Saturday, September 20, Wyoming Voices, Reflections on the natural world and our place in it. 

Satruday, October 4, Art Gallery Reception with the Artists of Western Traces a New Exhibition featuring Tawni Shuler and Patrick Kikut

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Tony Award! Fantastic News From Ucross!

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, written and composed by two Ucross Fellows, Steven Lutvak and Robert Freedman, has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical.

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New Exhibition to Open at Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on June 21 “John Catterall: Wyoming Dialogues”

Ucross, Wyoming – June 9, 2014 – A new art exhibition, John Catterall: Wyoming Dialogues, opens at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Saturday, June 21, with a public reception that day from 3-5 p.m. The show will feature work spanning over thirty years of John Catterall’s artistic career, and will be on view at the Ucross gallery through Friday, September 5.

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Ucross Foundation is hosting its first-ever open studios event on the afternoon of Satruday, June 7, in conjunction with an Alliance for Historic Wyoming workshop taking place at Big Red that day. Visitors will ahve a chance to meet Ucross artists-in-residence in their private studios. 


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Apply Online for March 1 Residency Deadline!

Ucross Foundation is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications by online submission through Submittable.

In addition, throughout 2014 we will continue to accept applications by mail. To apply, by mail or online submission, please visit the Residency Program section of this website and click on APPLY. Our upcoming deadlines are March 1, 2014 for Fall residencies, and October 1 for residencies in Spring 2015.


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Gallery Opening on February 15 features art by Teresa Jordan and Chessney Sevier, music by Hal Cannon

MOMENTS OF SEEING: THE ART OF TERESA JORDAN AND CHESSNEY SEVIER OPENS AT UCROSS FOUNDATION ART GALLERY ON FEBRUARY 15 Ucross, Wyoming – January 24, 2014 – A new exhibition, Moments of Seeing: The Art of Teresa Jordan and Chessney Sevier, opens at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery with a reception for the artists on Saturday, February 15, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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Christmas Festivities at Ucross Park on December 14

Please join us for our very first community Christmas celebration at Ucross on Saturday, December 14 from 4:00-6:00 pm.


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Craig Johnson will present his 2nd annual Christmas reading at the Raymond Plank Creative Center.

On Sunday, December 22 at 4:30 p.m., Craig Johnson will present his 2nd annual Christmas reading at the Raymond Plank Creative Center.

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15th Annual Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation Scheduled for February 2014 – Seven Artists Selected

Eisa Davis, Frank London and Dave Malloy among the 2014 Fellows

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