Prairie Ronde Residency Application


The Prairie Ronde Artist Residency is located in historic Vicksburg, Michigan, near Kalamazoo. The residency provides access to the 420,000 square foot former Lee Paper Company paper mill and its adjacent 80 acres of property to use as inspiration. Artists are also encouraged to utilize our close ties to members of the village community and the area’s creative community.

We’re looking for individuals who are highly independent, engaged and curious. We do not limit our residency to any specific medium but, rather, are looking for people who can creatively interact with the space we have to offer and the community of historic Vicksburg.

We provide housing and studio space for one resident at a time, three times a year. We’re offering a stipend of $2,000 for 4 – 7 weeks, a $500 travel grant, and use of a car. We ask that the artist propose some sort of community “give back” like a workshop, final show or open studio days and that they donate a piece of work to our collection.

Spring Session (March 15 – June 1)

Accepting applications – September 1

Due date – December 1

Summer Session (June 1 – September 1)

Accepting applications – December 15

Due date – March 1

Fall Session (September 15 – December 15)

Accepting applications – March 15

Due date – June 15

Specifications for Sending Work:

All examples of work should be submitted via PDF format.

Visual Artists:

No more than 10 images, include dimensions & media of work.


No more than 5 links to videos on Vimeo or Youtube. Include description of project, screenshots welcome.


Link to Soundcloud/Youtube channel. No more than 5 past performances and/or pieces.


Can I bring a family member or a pet?

We understand that artists have families and pets so we are happy to discuss the possibility of accommodating them.  If you would like to bring family members or pets please introduce them to us in your application.

Are family & friends allowed to visit?

We are happy to have family and friends visit for short periods of time, but we do encourage our residents to make use of the solitude that the residency offers! 

Am I able to install my work in the Mill?

The Mill is currently an active construction site, so while we are able to give our artists access to the interior of the Mill to use as a source of inspiration, we are limited in accommodating installations in the space. 

Can international artists apply?

We encourage international artists to apply, but international artists are responsible for obtaining their own visas to come to the United States. Most artists can come on a visitor visa, but certain countries do participate in the visa waiver program. Because the process can take some time, make sure to check the visa appointment wait times.

If accepted, we are able to provide letters of invitation. 

Is there Wifi in the residence & the Mill?

Yes, we have Wifi available in the artist’s residence as well as in most areas of the Mill.