Open Call

ACRE 2020 Summer Residency Application Open Through March 7


No Funding
Steuben, United States


The residency is open to visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performance artists, writers, curators, scientists, chefs and others. An academic background in art is not required. Financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process. You must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program and have a working knowledge of English.

Number of Participants

ACRE’s 14-day residencies host 25-30 residents at a time. Couples are welcome to attend together and share sleeping accommodations. However each artist must apply for and and pay for the residency individually.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 29, 2020 - August 16, 2020


  • $40.00 application fee
  • $700.00 program fee (one-time)


Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Desk Space, Film Editing Suite, Library, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Sound Studio, Stage, VR Studio, Wood Shop


Cabin, Kitchen, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Critique, Demo Day, Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Performances, Readings, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Ceramics, Collective, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Design, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts



Program Description

The ACRE Residency Program takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performers, writers and curators, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices as well as take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. ACRE’s 14-day residencies host 25-30 residents at a time. Additionally, visiting artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures, discussions, and workshops. Set on 1,000 acres of wetland, hills, and farmland, the residency facilities include expansive communal work-spaces, a screen-printing studio, an outdoor wood shop, fibers studio, ceramics studio, an art & tech facility, and a sound studio. Shared accommodations are furnished with bathrooms, kitchenettes, and porches. All meals are provided, and are prepared daily using ingredients grown in the surrounding area.

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