Ragdale, a nonprofit artist community near Chicago, is accepting applications for its artist residency program.
Ragdale is located on architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s country estate in Lake Forest, Ill., 30 miles north of Chicago. Ragdale annually hosts more than 150 visual artists, writers, composers and interdisciplinary artists from all over the country and the world for 18-25 day residencies, making it one of the largest interdisciplinary artist communities in the country. Ragdale offers a retreat setting where at any given time, a dozen creative individuals experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work, a supportive environment, family-style dinners, and dynamic artist exchanges within a backdrop of 50 acres of idyllic prairie.
Ragdale welcomes artists at all stages of their careers and seeks to create a mix of various experience levels in each group of residents. Through a competitive application process, Ragdale offers residencies to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists. Those working in sound, performance, choreography, or combinations of disciplines are also encouraged to apply under the Interdisciplinary category.
February 15, 2014: Application deadline for summer, fall and winter, 2014 residencies.
May 15, 2014: Application deadline for all 2015 residencies.
Complete guidelines and applications are online.