2, 3 and 5 weeks (depending on program)
Paid by host 

Ox-Bow is now free for residents, with the opportunity to apply for additional funding for transportation, materials, etc.

Application guidelines 
  • Statement of Purpose (What do you hope to accomplish during your residency?)
  • Statement of Interest (What is it about Ox-Bow that drew you  to apply and how will that inform your practice?)
  • Resume or C.V
  • Documentation of work
  • Image list/Work Inventory
  • Two references (You are not required to provide written recommendations)
01/02/2018 01/05/2018


Feb 1 - MFA and Arts Faculty Residency; May 1 - Fall Artist and Writer Residency

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency

Ox-Bow Fall Residency Program


Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists and writers, at various stages in their career, the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. The Fall Artist Residencies are held for five weeks between September and October Each fall between 25 and 30 artists participate in the residency creating a diverse community of engaged peers. 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. Artists’ in Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. The fall is an ideal time for writers to apply as there are studios dedicated specifically to them. It’s also a great time to propose group or collaborative work.


Fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists. They are invited to give a lecture on their work for the group.

Accommodation Information 

Each artist is provided with private bedroom, shared baths, and board includes all meals. Ox-Bow provide single, dormitory-style rooms for artists in residence. Groups can be hosted but not families.

Studio Information 

Either private or semi-private studio spaces, depending on the medium in which artists are working. Residents are encouraged to bring their own laptops as their are no public computers on campus. Studio (access to ceramic, printmaking, and painting- if you would like access these\facilities make sure this is clearly stated in your application). Studio spaces and ceramic/printmaking facilities for residents working in those medium.  115 acres of forest, dunes and meadow. Residents are encouraged to work within the landscape. Residents are asked to bring all of the material they plan to use during their residency.


Ox-Bow is located on 115-acres of pristine natural woodlands, off the coast of Lake Michigan. The campus is comprised of mostly historic buildings, nestled by sand dunes, and a lagoon. Saugatuck is approximately 3-hours from Chicago.

3435 Rupprecht Way
Saugatuck, MI MI 49453
United States

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