Applications for Summer 2024 Opens October 2, 2023
Deadlines and Dates:
Deadline to Apply is Monday, November 20 at 11:59PM CST
2024 Residency Dates:
Session 1: June 27 - July 10
Session 2: July 17 - 30
Session 3: August 18 - 31
Application Fee Dates:
October 2 - 11: Free To Apply
October 12 - November 10: $45 Application Fee Period
November 11 - 20: $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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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:
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:
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.