Residency

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.

 

READY TO APPLY?

“I’ll be back to feed my Ragdale jones.”
-Mark Winegardner, writer
Tallahassee, FL

  • TIME AND SPACE
  • 18- or 25-day residency sessions
  • Private room
  • Personal studio spaces for visual artists
  • 24-hour access to studio and communal spaces
  • SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
  • Attentive staff
  • Family-style dinners prepared by Chef Linda
  • Opportunities to share work with and to gain feedback from other residents
  • Easy access to the cultural resources of Chicago and Milwaukee
  • INSPIRING ATMOSPHERE
  • Library of past resident works
  • Historic home and garden
  • Creative atmosphere, surrounded by peers
  • 50-acre native prairie
  • Recreational access to gym, beach, biking and walking paths