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As of January 1, 2015, the Ucross Foundation will no longer be accepting applications or reference letters by mail. All applications and reference letters must be submitted electronically through Submittable.
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 the first Friday in December, and October 1 for Spring Session, which runs from March through the first Friday in June. Residencies vary in length from two to six weeks. Applications are only accepted by online submission.
Application submission closes at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on the corresponding deadline. Deadline for reference letters is on the 7th day following each deadline (March 7 and October 7).
To apply, each applicant must complete a Ucross Foundation Residency Application Form and provide the required materials, including two 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.