Application & Fees

Applications for Summer 2024 are Closed!

Applications Reopen Fall of 2025


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2023 Application Deadlines:

Deadline to Apply is Saturday, November 25 at 11:59PM PST

2024 Residency Dates:

Session 1: June 19 - July 2

Session 2: July 10 - 23

Session 3: July 31 - August 13

Application Fee Dates:

October 2 - 11: Free To Apply

October 12 - November 13: $45 Application Fee Period

*Note: Slide Room has scheduled maintenance from 3am - 4pm on November 12. 

November 14 - 25: $55 Application Fee Period

*Application fees cover and support the admissions panel review process. Fees are non-refundable and are subject to change from year to year. SlideRoom charges a fee of $10 per application plus a 3.9% processing fee. The remaining application fees we collect cover the costs of reviewing your applications including the annual cost of the application system and stipends for review panelist's time at $100 per panelist.
** Please note that application fees are due at the time of submission. You will be charged the fee based on when you submit your application, not when you started your application.


Notification of acceptance is February 2024


📆 Application Timeline Adjustment ⏰

This year ACRE has shifted its application timeline to fall 2023 for admission to the 2024 summer residency. This change is designed to offer a more equitable and accessible process for artists, providing admitted residents with ample time for decision-making, flexible tuition payment options, early travel planning, and adequate preparation for orientation and community building.


General Information

Residency Fee

14-Day Session: $700

The residency fee is automatically split into two payments of $350. However, upon request, we are happy to work with residents to create an alternative payment plan of up to 4 payments, if needed. Please note that the first installment of the residency fee is non-refundable, as we may not be able to fill a vacancy with short notice. Residency fees can be paid using credit or debit cards, online check or through online payment services such as Venmo or PayPal. Once accepted you will receive details on how to make payment.

ACRE fundraises throughout the year in order to offer the residency program at a low cost to artists. It costs approximately $1,500 per resident to operate the residency program alone, which does not include full time staff, exhibitions programming or other activities. Additionally, at this time all residency staff members are volunteers, receiving a small stipend.


COVID Protocol:

This summer we will continue with a restructured model focusing on smaller residencies with a reduced number of people on campus. Up-to-date vaccinations and a negative test before traveling are required for all visitors. For more information please see our On Site Agreements which outlines our protocols for staying at the farm in light of the ongoing pandemic. 


Additional Financial Resources

We are unable to award financial aid to all accepted residents. Below are some additional resources outside of our organization that accepted artists may be able to use to help fund their ACRE residency.

Institutional Support

If you are currently enrolled in school, contact your advisor. There may be funds available through your program or department to attend “professional development” workshops or artists residencies such as ACRE. Some schools will even provide funding for alumni. Please let us know if we can provide additional support or documentation of your acceptance by emailing

Grant Opportunities

In addition to your state, county or other local opportunities, there are various small project grants available across the United States.

The Awesome Foundation is awesome because it uses rolling deadlines and numerous small grants to make an impact on the lives of young artists. There are many chapters across the US and Canada:

The Awesome Foundation

Some grants are available for unexpected opportunities, such as residencies, often with a quick turn-around such as:

Foundation for Contemporary Arts (note that residencies with an exhibition component are eligible)
Artists Communities Alliance – emergency funds for painters and sculptors to attend residencies
Minnesota State Arts Board – covers professional development

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has a number of small grants for individuals that are part of their Regional Regranting Program:

Alternative Exposure, San Francisco, CA – project support
The Idea Fund, Houston, TX – project support
Rocket Grants, Kansas City, MO – project support and career development
Precipice Fund, Portland, OR – project support
The Kindling Fund, Portland, ME – project support with public component
WaveMaker Grants, Miami, FL – project support with public component
Platforms, New Orlean, LA – project support and research and development support

In addition to these general grants, you may be eligible for specific geographical or culturally based grants that support individual artists. Below are resources for helping you find funding opportunities:

Funding Sources – Cranbook Academy of Art (includes opportunities by state)
Women Arts – Funding Resources
New York Foundation for the Arts – many resources and opportunities

Other grants for Individual Artists for project support:

Joyce Foundation – project-based support.
The Pollack-Krasner Foundation – visual artists with demonstrated need.
Creative Capital – project-based support.
Sustainable Arts Foundation – for artists and writers with children.
3Arts – Chicago-based artists.
Jerome Foundation – emerging artists.
Harpo Foundation – project-based support.
Rasmuson Foundation – Alaska-based artists.
Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship – US photographers.
Joan Mitchell Foundation – emerging visual artists + emergency grants.
Artist Trust – artists living in Washington State.
Puffin Foundation – work that addresses social and environmental issues.
Institute of International Education | Artist Protection Fund – funding for artists whose practice or lives are threatened.
Artadia – arists in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Asian Cultural Council – for artists that advance cultural exchange between the U.S. and the countries in Asia.
Franklin Furnace – project support for performing artists.
Graham Foundation – project support for artists dealing with architecture.