Breckenridge Creative Arts Residency: (Due July 31)

2020 Artist-in-Residence Application

  • BCA’s artist-in-residence program offers regional, national, and international artists of all disciplines an opportunity to focus on process rather than product while engaging with the local community in a meaningful way.

    Visiting artists live and work for one to two months in the Breckenridge Arts District, an intimate campus of historic structures nestled under majestic snow-capped peaks in cozy downtown Breckenridge. During their live/work residency, artists explore a place-based thematic narrative—whether that means interpreting our spectacular mountain setting, rich local history, or risk-taking spirit; or focusing on an environmental or social topic important to the community. BCA will reimburse artists up to $500 for travel, and artists are offered a weekly stipend of $200 to cover food, materials, and other expenses. BCA will also provide artists with a stipend of up to $500 for workshop instruction. 

    Artist expectations include: facilitating two weekly workshops (on campus), participating in monthly Second Saturdays, and planning and hosting a final presentation or event produced in collaboration with a local partner. Artists with teaching experience will be favored. Artists living in Summit County are not eligible for this residency. Only artists with a website or social media platform will be considered.

    Local artists are invited to apply for a studio residency in the Fuqua Livery Stable for 4-8 weeks, where they will contribute to and benefit from a communal atmosphere that fosters creative practice, new relationships, and knowledge-sharing. In exchange for a private work station/storage area, a free BCA artist membership and unlimited use of all campus studios for independent work, artists must commit to hosting one weekly open studio and are required to participate in monthly Second Saturdays. When working in the studio, artists in residence are asked to keep Fuqua Livery Stable open to the public. Up to four artists will be selected for each season. 

    Exhibiting artists are curated artists who participate in BCA’s annual exhibition or festival programs, which include both indoor gallery spaces and outdoor installation sites. These artists may be eligible to receive housing on campus along with a negotiated artist fee. Exhibiting artists staying in the Tin Shop or Robert Whyte House are asked to host one artist talk or workshop during their stay, in addition to any exhibition-related obligations that have been contracted separately.

    Co-op artists are local creative entrepreneurs who rent affordable space on the Arts District campus and host regular visiting hours in their studios for the public to observe their process. This is a year-long commitment and artists are able to choose from various rental options.

    The artist-in-residence program is a partnership between Breckenridge Creative Arts and the Saddle Rock Society.

    Application deadline is July 31, 2019. Selections for the 2020 season will be made by September 15, 2019.


Jamie Earnest