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Ragdale offers residency for visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury

Ragdale is now accepting applications for the 2015 Creative Access Residency program, which offers 12 visual artists and writers living with spinal cord injury the time, space, and supportive community of a month-long, funded residency at one of three host organizations: The Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center (VSC), and Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI). Included in the Creative Access Residency Award:

  • month-long studio residency at either VSC, Ragdale, or SFAI
  • $500 stipend to offset direct expenses, such as travel
  • travel support ($250) and room & board for a personal assistant/caregiver, if needed

For eligibility requirements and guidelines, visit: http://artistcommunities.org/creativeaccess.

Apply online at vsc.slideroom.com. Applications must be received by Jan. 15, 2015.

"Being awarded this fellowship allowed me time for personal development, experimentation, and artistic growth. Not only did I have the space and tools to be productive, but having a personal assistant/caregiver with me made it possible for me to make the trip from Chicago. It was great spending weeks doing something I love and is meaningful to me. This program is definitely leading others in the development of artists with disabilities." -- Reveca Torres, painter/illustrator, Prospect Heights, IL

Via: Ragdale

Ragdale artist community accepting residency applications

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. Via: Ragdale