Anderson Ranch Arts Center Artists-in-Residence Program

Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

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Program Purpose: 

Anderson Ranch offers an artists' residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists.

Program Description: 

The Ranch strives to have an equal mix of emerging and established artists working together. Artists in residence live and work at Anderson Ranch for approximately a ten week period. The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas, free from everyday pressures. During the residency, artists share in an established community of interaction, conceptual development, and intense production of work. There is also an optional structure of critical study that includes studio visits and visiting artists such as Roy Dowell, Brian Tolle, Polly Apfelbaum and Sanford Biggers. The residency is offered during two terms each year: approximately mid-October to mid-November, and February through mid-April.

Supported Fields: 

Media, ceramics, digital media/photography, furniture design/wood/sculpture, painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture.

Applicant Profile: 

The residency is for artists desirous of advancing their work or creating a new body of work. "Emerging Artists" will be in the critical early stages of their career. Typical residents might include those who completed BFA or MFA programs within the past ten years. Most will not have had the opportunity to have a significant exhibition in a gallery or museum or have a piece yet placed in major collections. "Established Artists" have established a career in the visual arts. Typical residents include those who have had a major exhibition, or had pieces placed in major collections. They may also teach visual arts in respected colleges and universities. Most will have had more than ten years of active studio practice.


The program is open to "Emerging" and "Established" artists who are at least 18.


An application fee is associated with this program. Artists in residence are required to submit a nominal residency fee of $100.

Selection Criteria: 

The Ranch strives to create a community of artists that reflects a rich mix of artistic styles and ethnic, social and human diversity. It actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, sexual identities, and (dis)ability status.


No citizenship requirements are associated with this program.

Program Deadline: 

The beginning of February.

How To Apply: 

Information on this program is offered for the benefit of our students. The Fellowships Office does not usually work with applicants to this program. However, SF State applicants to this program may contact the Fellowships Office to learn about exceptions to this policy.

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Fellowships Office

Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Reception: Grad Stop, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132