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 

Residency applications are accepted online and there is no fee. If you have questions about our programs or application contact us at [email protected]


Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency

Ox-Bow Fall Residency Program


Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers courses, workshops, and artist residencies for students and artists at all stages in their career. In the summer MFA candidates and recent graduates and Arts Faculty residents can take advantage of the Ox-Bow community, which includes faculty, visiting artists and students. The MFA and Faculty residencies provide: 

  • Private Studio (raw studio space, classroom studios not available)
  • Private room 
  • Meals 
  • Access to visiting artists and faculty for studio visits
  • Evening artist lectures
  • Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings and open studios

The organizers are happy to announce that Ox-Bow has furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents will be fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work.
To find out more about the program visit their website. Interested in spending an extended time at Ox-Bow? Check out the LeRoy Neiman Foundation Fellowship program or consider applying for the fall residency program.


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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