Applications for both residency terms must be submitted via our online application by February 1 each year.
To apply for the Fall 2011 (October 12- December 14) and Spring 2012 (February 1 – April 11) residency terms, applications must be submitted online by February 1, 2011.

Applicants may upload images (jpg) or video (mov, wmv, flv). For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should have a resolution of 72 ppi and a largest dimension around 1220px. Our online portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For technical support, contact support@slideroom.com.
Applicants are required to submit:                  

  • 10 images of recent work – or up to 3 mins of time based work
  • Declaration of professional status (emerging or established)
  • Selection of preferred term
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Three references
  • Application fee of $60

Applications are initially reviewed by the Anderson Ranch Program Directors to ascertain if the Ranch can meet the applicant’s needs.  After that, a separate independent jury of established artists make the final selections, based upon the work submitted, subject to program guidelines. Notifications to applicants/recipients will be made by early April.

Click here to download Current Artists’ Residency Guidelines.
The Ranch strives to create a community of artists-in-residence that reflects a rich mix of artistic styles and ethnic, social and human diversity.  Anderson Ranch actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status, or veteran status. Specific funding for artists of racial and ethic minorities is available to the Ranch from the Joseph Foundation.

Responsibilities of Artists-in-Residence

While at the Ranch, all residents are expected to comply with the Ranch’s policies and procedures which are designed to maximize the experience for all Ranch program participants, staff and supporters.  The Ranch will provide each resident with a studio space (not necessarily private), limited/scheduled access to trained programmatic staff, private dorm-style housing and approximately eighteen meals per week.  Residents are responsible for full payment of a $100 residency fee, transportation to and from their home to the Ranch, materials and supplies, meals not provided by the Ranch, shipping of works of art, materials and personal property.  Residents will be responsible for studio costs beyond what is programmatically available. (i.e., lengthy kiln firings, large printings, etc.).  Each resident will be required to remit a $250 refundable security deposit.

Click here to view our Artist-in-Residence Handbook, which summarizes the facilities and code of conduct our residents live by.

The Ranch expects all residents to live and eat all meals at the Ranch during the term of their residency.  Although from time to time there may be room for occasional Residents’ visitors, the Ranch is unable to accommodate overnight guests or pets during the residency period.

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