Residency Program


Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists

In July 2017, Ucross Foundation announced a new initiative to support the work of contemporary Native American visual artists at all stages in their professional careers. The Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists is open to disciplines that include but are not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, performance art, installation, ceramics, and collaborative projects involving multiple disciplines.

Ucross President Sharon Dynak states: “The High Plains setting of Ucross is particularly fitting for such a fellowship initiative. In recent years Ucross has directed significant energy toward broadening the cultural reach and depth of our visual arts program. Thanks to the support of the Ucross Board of Trustees, which has begun an endowment for this new Fellowship, we are excited to support the work of Native American visual artists.”

Recipients will be offered a four-week residency, a stipend of $1,000 and will be featured in a gallery exhibition at Ucross within the following year.

Two fellowships will be awarded annually, one each in spring and fall.  The Spring 2018 Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists will be awarded for a residency to take place between late February and early June.  For the Fall 2018 Fellowship, the deadline will be March 1, 2018, for a residency taking place between August and early December 2018. There will be no application fee to apply for the Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 Fellowship.