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Ragdale Announces New Deadlines for 2014

Ragdale, the artist residency in Lake Forest, Illinois will be accepting  applications once a year instead of three, beginning in 2014.

The new deadlines for 2014 and 2015 residencies are:

  • February 15, 2014 - Application deadline for summer, fall and winter, 2014 residencies.
  • May 15, 2014 - Application deadline for all 2015 residencies. 

  “Ragdale continually seeks to create an environment where emerging and established writers and artists can work productively without interruption. By reducing the frequency of application submissions and juror reviews, Ragdale’s staff has more time to focus on the artists themselves and the quality of their stay,” says Regin Igloria, Director of Residencies and Fellowships.
Residencies at Ragdale will continue to be 18 or 25-day sessions, beginning on Mondays and ending on Fridays, though shorter residencies can be requested. Ragdale annually hosts more than 150 writers (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, play/screenwriting), composers, interdisciplinary and visual artists at all stages of their careers.   Interested applicants can go to for the list of 2014 sessions as well as application details.

Ragdale is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit artist residency program located on the historic country estate of Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in Lake Forest, 30 miles north of Chicago.  Ragdale offers a peaceful setting where at any given time, a dozen creative individuals experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work, a supportive environment, dynamic artist exchanges, 50 acres of idyllic prairie and a family-style dinner each evening.