The mission of the Ragdale Foundation is to embolden creative exploration and achievement. Ragdale gives courage to and provides a setting for creative exploration and achievement by establishing a culture of excellence, generosity and inclusivity within the historic campus and native prairie landscape—the essential qualities of its community’s 120-year legacy as a generative home of artistic production. Through residencies, fellowships and thematic collaborations, Ragdale annually supports more than 200 artists, designers and scholars from around the world, all of whom are seeking time and space to pursue distinctive works of the imagination.
Ragdale’s commitment to cultural equity and community engagement underpins dozens of public projects each year, led by the Ragdale in Schools program. Its educational outreach empowers creative youth and their teachers with uncommon opportunities for live discourse, hands-on investigation and mentoring with artists who are actively defining and shaping creative culture.Donate Today