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ACRE’s residency takes place each year outside of rural Steuben, Wisconsin. There, several dozen emerging artists from all over the world join a staff of dedicated volunteers and visiting luminaries. The residency is a time to meet and form collaborations with like-minded peers, make work, learn new skills, and discuss ideas with a group of dedicated, talented makers. Studios are set up to be shared work-spaces and a communal environment is emphasized.

Please find more information about the residency in this section, and the application and specific information on how to apply in the application section.

2018 Summer Dates
Session 1: July 2-15
Session 2: July 19-August 1
Session 3: August 6-19



ACRE is excited to announce some changes to the ACRE Residency Program starting in 2018.

ACRE’s residency is a co-operative environment in which all community members contribute and help with chores. In effort to create a more equitable space and expand on the communal spirit of the program, ACRE will no longer be offering work-study positions for a discount on the residency fee. Instead, we will now offer 15 half-scholarships and enlist the help of the entire residency community to cover the chores that the work-study residents would have been responsible for. This will mean for the first time, all residents will be asked to chip in with 1-2 nights of helping wash dishes.

With this change, in addition to the scholarships we work to secure every year, we are now able to offer 40% of our residents some type of financial relief from the residency fee. This is a major step toward our goal of one day making the program free for all to attend.

In response to overwhelming feedback from alumni, ACRE is also pleased to announce that in 2018 all three residency sessions will be 14 days long.