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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 $2,000 and will be featured in a gallery exhibition at Ucross within the following year.

Two Ucross Fellowships for Native American Visual Artists will be awarded each year. For the Spring 2019 Fellowship, the deadline is October 1, 2018, for a residency taking place between late February and early June 2019. For the Fall 2019 Fellowship, the deadline is March 1, 2019, for a residency taking place between August and early December 2019. There will be no application fee to apply for the Spring 2019 or Fall 2019 Fellowship. While only one Fellowship winner will be selected for each session, all applicants will have the option of being considered for a regular Ucross residency.

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