Call for Workshop Proposals

Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists' Residency

Saugatuck, MI

Ox-Bow's Art on the Meadow: Spring & Summer Workshop Proposals 2022

Art on the Meadow is a grant-funded program that offers a variety of art-making experiences through short-term workshops for teens and adults on Ox-Bow’s campus. These community-driven workshops aim to provide an intergenerational, accessible space for artists to cultivate new work and ideas through experimentation and play within our rich, natural environment. Ideal workshops will engage participants of all experience levels, from novice to pro, and consider the specificities of Ox-Bow’s context.

Teaching artists from West Michigan, the greater Chicago area and beyond are encouraged to submit proposals to teach workshops at Ox-Bow during 2022. Workshop instructors receive a teaching stipend and a budget for instructional materials. Please note that there is no additional travel stipend available for Art on the Meadow instructors at this time; however, if an instructor does not live locally, Ox-Bow will provide room and board during the duration of their workshop.

Proposals for our 2022 spring and summer season are due on November 15, 2021!


Ox-Bow has facilities to offer workshops in painting, drawing, ceramics, papermaking, printmaking, metals, and glass. We also encourage proposals in a variety of disciplines, including sound, fiber, collage, performance, sculpture, art history, photo, film, new media, writing, craft, and interdisciplinary areas. Please include the following in your proposal:
● Faculty name, email, phone number, website if applicable
● CV/Resume
● Workshop name
● Preferred workshop dates (March - August)
● Length of workshop (half day; one day; multi-session)
● Brief description of core concepts and assignments (1-3 sentences)
● Full workshop description (approximately 100 words)
● Budget/space/equipment information: Note that Ox-Bow has limited technological resources; please submit a list of equipment and materials needed for your workshop
● Not required but recommended—documentation of faculty and student work, may be in the following formats: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, jpg, gif, mp3, mp4, tiff, png, mov. If this is included, please note that the program will automatically alphabetize your files, so name them accordingly. Please provide a documentation list which indicates the artist (Self or Student), title, media, etc.

Questions? Contact Claire Arctander, Campus Director, at [email protected]


Founded in 1910, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency is an arts-based nonprofit with a rich legacy of empowering and investing in artists. Their year around programming welcomes degree-seeking students, professional artists, and those new to the arts. The 115-acre campus – located alongside and protected by the dunes, forests, and waters of Saugatuck – cultivates a space that does not simply host its residents but enhances their practice. Both its facilities and faculty edify their longstanding mission: to serve as a network of creative resources, people, and ideas amidst an energizing natural environment inspired by its rich artistic history and fueled by the potential of a vital future. For more information visit,

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