For more than 35 years, Ragdale has nurtured artists from around the world.
More than 150 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisciplinary artists’ communities in the country. Each session, 13 artists-in-residence experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work on a 5-acre historic campus beside a beautiful 50-acre prairie, 30 miles north of Chicago. With live/work studios, all meals provided, and unmatched staff support, Ragdale lets artists focus on what’s most important: creating new work.
Creative professionals of all types are eligible for 18- and 25-day residencies. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board.
A limited number of named fellowships are offered to eligible residents as determined by Ragdale’s Curatorial Board and staff.
Creative Sabbaticals are ideal for people with creative projects who come from a broad array of non-traditional backgrounds.