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Anderson Ranch Arts Center Artists' Residency Program


Please consult the program website to confirm program details, including applicable deadlines.


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Program Purpose

Anderson Ranch offers an artists' residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists.


Program Description

The Ranch strives to have an equal mix of emerging and established artists working together. Artists in residence live and work at Anderson Ranch for approximately a ten week period. The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas, free from everyday pressures. During the residency, artists share in an established community of interaction, conceptual development, and intense production of work. There is also an optional structure of critical study that includes studio visits and visiting artists such as Roy Dowell, Brian Tolle, Polly Apfelbaum and Sanford Biggers.

The residency is offered during two terms each year: approximately mid-October to mid-November, and February through mid-April.


Supported Fields

Media, ceramics, digital media/photography, furniture design/wood/sculpture, painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture.


Benefits

Resident artists are provided with housing, studio space, and meals.


Applicant Profile

The residency is for artists desirous of advancing their work or creating a new body of work. "Emerging Artists" will be in the critical early stages of their career. Typical residents might include those who completed BFA or MFA programs within the past ten years. Most will not have had the opportunity to have a significant exhibition in a gallery or museum or have a piece yet placed in major collections. "Established Artists" have established a career in the visual arts. Typical residents include those who have had a major exhibition, or had pieces placed in major collections. They may also teach visual arts in respected colleges and universities. Most will have had more than ten years of active studio practice.


Selection Criteria

The Ranch strives to create a community of artists that reflects a rich mix of artistic styles and ethnic, social and human diversity. It actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, sexual identities, and (dis)ability status.


Obligations

An application fee is associated with this program. Artists in residence are required to submit a nominal residency fee of $100.


Eligibility

The program is open to "Emerging" and "Established" artists who are at least 18. For a definition of these terms, see "Applicant Profile" below.


Citizenship

No citizenship requirements are associated with this program.


Deadline

The beginning of February.


How To Apply

 

 

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