LAKE FOREST – For the sixth year in a row, the Ragdale artists’ residency in Lake Forest is seeking architects, designers and artists to apply for the opportunity to design, build, and exhibit the 2018 Ragdale Ring, a temporary outdoor theatre to house summer concerts, performances, and events.
Ragdale seeks proposals for a full-scale project and installation that consider contemporary, fanciful and functional interpretations of the original Ragdale Ring, designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912 as a garden theatre.
- March 9 Deadline for submissions
- March 12-23 Jury process
- March 23 Notification of winning team
- April/May Off-site Production
- May 28- June 15 Design/Build residency
- June 15 Ragdale Ring complete
Location: Ragdale, 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Production grant: The recipient will receive a $15,000 production grant to fund the project.
Residency: Includes a large studio, room and board for up to 10 individuals for 18 days.
Information: See application and complete RFP for project guidelines, eligibility, application instructions and visuals at this link.
Questions? Call 847.234.1063 or email: [email protected]
Submitted by Ragdale
Here are photos of previous Ragdale Ring rendering and/or final designs from 2013 to 2017.