Fall Artist Residency

2 - 5 week residencies, September 6 - October 10, 2015.

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Fall Artists in Residence at Ox-Bow are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists. The application is open to all persons who are not currently full-time students. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands.

During the fall season, Artists in Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. They also enjoy a more intimate community of like-minded, and diverse professionals. The fall season is also an ideal time to propose group or collaborative work.

Cost: $250 per week (includes room and board and use of studios).

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Application: Click here for application requirements and link to online application form.

Ox-Bow Residency Award and Stipend

On December 11, 2013, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Ox-Bow would receive a highly competitive Art Works grant in support of our artist residencies. The award confers prominence to the creatively fertile ground that Ox-Bow has cultivated for over a century—a community that has supported and encouraged artists from Claes Oldenburg to Theaster Gates. 

Ox-Bow will offer 26 paid residency opportunities to artists in the summer and fall. MFA Residents, Summer Arts Faculty Residents, Fall Artist in Residents, national and international artist of diverse mediums may all apply for the Ox-Bow NEA Art Works Grant. To apply, please include a statement of interest with your online Artist Residency Application, awards will be granted in 2, 3, 4, and 5-week increments.

To meet the evolving needs of working artists, we are constantly striving to alleviate their financial barriers. Offering paid residencies answers the increasing call for Ox-Bow to be both an artistic and financial haven for artists and their work. This NEA support is a huge step in that direction. 

In addition to having residency fees waived, award recipients will receive a $200/week stipend. Ox-Bow will determine the awarded length of the residency. If space is available artists may be able to extend the length of their residency, but the extension will not be covered by the award and stipend.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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John M. Hartigan Memorial Scholarship for Painters

John M. Hartigan was a life-long Chicagoan, an artist, a patron of the arts, and a dedicated family man. A gifted lawyer, and an engaged community member, John was always interested in civic affairs, sitting on a number of Boards. Over the years he took courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as summer courses at Ox-Bow. John loved both the camaraderie, and the artistic synergy of the campus. The Hartigan Endowment is used to support the on-going education of artists-in-residence whose medium is acrylic and/or oil. This award is available to applicants for both the Summer and Fall Residency cycles. Please see the Summer or Fall Residency Application for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Summer Artist Residencies

Ox-Bow is also proud to offer summer artist residencies for Arts Faculty and MFA Students, as well as a summer-long Fellowship program for full-time Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students. Click on the links for more information.