Residency Program




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> To submit by mail, download the application here*:  MS Word |  PDF (Download Acrobat Reader Here)

Artists, writers and composers from around the United States and the world, in all stages of their professional careers, are invited to apply to work on individual or collaborative projects.  Applications are also welcome from those writing about the arts, and from individuals working in the natural sciences.  Fellows are chosen by a panel of professionals in the arts and humanities in a highly competitive application process.  The quality of an applicant's work is given primary consideration.  Final invitations for residencies are extended at the discretion of the Ucross Foundation. 

There are two residency sessions annually. Application deadlines are March 1 for Fall Session, which runs from August through early December, and October 1 for Spring Session, which runs from late-February through mid-June.  Residencies vary in length from two to six weeks. Applications are accepted by mail or by online submission. Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked by the corresponding deadline. Online application submission closes at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on the corresponding deadline. 

To apply, each applicant must complete a Ucross Foundation Residency Application Form and provide the required materials, including three letters of recommendation, a project description and a work sample as described in the Application Guidelines. There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee.  There is no fee for a residency.

*If you are unable to download the application, please contact the Ucross Foundation office at 307-737-2291 or email