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The Anderson Ranch Artists’ Residency Program Fall 2011/Spring 2012

Anderson Ranch offers an artists’ residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. There are no specific educational qualifications for entry into the program.

Awards will be made to those, who in the exclusive opinion of the jury, have submitted the best work by the application deadline.

While in residence, all artists will share in an established community of interaction, conceptual development and intense production of work.

Target Group

Residents must declare themselves to either emerging or established artists.

  • Emerging Artist – Open to any age over eighteen. Designed for artists in the critical early stages of their career who would benefit from ten weeks of time to focus on their work. 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 Artist – Open to any age over eighteen. Designed for those who have established a career in the visual arts. Typical residents might include those who have had a major exhibition, and/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.

Number of Residencies

Approximately 14 artists will be in residence during each term. The Ranch strives to have an equal mix of emerging and established artists working together. Current housing and studio space allows for the following numbers of residencies in each area, each term:

  • Ceramics: 4
  • Digital Media/Photography: 2
  • Furniture Design/Wood/Sculpture: 2
  • Painting & Drawing: 2
  • Printmaking: 2
  • Sculpture: 2


The residency is offered during two terms each year (approximate dates):

  • Fall Term: 15 October – 20 December (ten weeks)
  • Spring Term: 1 February – 15 April (ten weeks)

Residency Value

Resident artists will be provided with housing, studio space, meals and certain other benefits and will be required to submit only a nominal residency fee of $100. While in residence, there is an optional structure of critical study such as studio visits, visiting artists, etc.


The application must be submitted via the online application form on the official website.

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