How long is a residency?
All residencies are approximately one month long. All residents arrive on the afternoon of the 15th of one month and all leave the morning of the 13th of the next month. No exceptions, please.
How many residents are on site at one time?
For each residency, six artists (4 visual artists/2 writers) are invited each session from January 15th through December 13th.
The application states the residency starts on the 15th and ends the 13th. Is it alright if I need to arrive a couple of days late or depart early from my residency?
Residents commit to the arrival and departure schedule at Jentel for their residency. The applicant’s availability to use the scheduled time awarded is clearly a factor in finalizing residency invitations. No exceptions, please.
Where is Jentel?
Jentel is on a working cattle ranch 20 miles southeast of Sheridan, Wyoming. The closest airport is in Sheridan (population 17,444) with connections to Denver International Airport via www.FlySheridan.com. Residents may arrange for their travel from Montana and other Wyoming airports to Sheridan via Powder River Bus Lines and rental cars. Jentel staff will provide transportation to and from the Sheridan Airport and the Sheridan bus station.
And the living is easy…
Do I need a car at Jentel?
Once a week, a staff member will drive residents into Sheridan to buy groceries and make coordinated stops for related errands during the town trip. For residents wanting to explore the area or needing more frequent access to town, several national rental agencies offer vehicles at competitive prices by the day, weekend and week.
Are there home cooked meals at Jentel?
Residents are responsible for buying their own food and preparing their own meals. A large pantry and two side by side refrigerator freezers provide ample room for storage. A large, well designed kitchen is easy to use for individual or group meal preparation. A $400 stipend is part of the residency award and helps to defray expenses related to food and other personal needs.
May I bring my dog to Jentel, if he stays in my car in the parking lot?
Regrets. Jentel is on a ranch, so cows and wildlife take priority over other four legged friends. The Residence, studios and environs are reserved for residents. However in the past, some residents have boarded their animals in Sheridan while at Jentel. They also brought a vehicle to accommodate the 20 mile trip into town for visits.