At Ragdale, visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary artists from around the globe find what they need to create important new work: time and space.


18- and 25-day residencies for creative professionals of all types. Applications are juried once per year by the Ragdale Curatorial Board.


Select artists are invited to participate in a Ragdale residency as Cross-Cultural Fellows. Along with a residency of up to 25 days, these individuals receive a $500 stipend and are asked to present a public program, workshop, or other outreach initiative related to their creative practice. Cross-Cultural Fellowships are nominated solely through Ragdale’s Curatorial Board and staff.

A limited amount of named fellowships are also offered to accepted residents who meet criteria established by each fellowship’s funder. Fellows are selected by Ragdale’s Curatorial Board and staff.

Creative Sabbatical

Creative Sabbaticals are one to three-week residencies for creative professionals coming from a broad array of traditional and nontraditional backgrounds. Applicants bypass the standard review process and agree to fully fund their stay at Ragdale. Creative Sabbaticals are $1,500 per week and include a live/work studio and all meals. A special jury reviews proposals and work experience. For more information and to apply, please email Regin Igloria, Director of Residencies & Fellowships, at

“Ragdale is a place where creativity is nurtured in all its forms. I expected the solitude, the new friendships, and the time and space to write. I just didn’t expect to be treated so well: I was given a beautiful room with generous workspace and meals tailored to my needs and tastes. Poor, struggling artists take heed: at Ragdale, life is rich.”


Financial Aid

Artists with financial need may apply for assistance and receive a reduced daily rate to help offset costs of a residency. Application for aid occurs after being awarded a residency. Selection is made based on a written statement and a review of tax forms.


Applications for 2015 residencies are closed. For an 18- and 25-day residency in 2016, apply by May 15, 2015.

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