We appreciate your interest in Breckenridge Creative Arts as a potential employer. Our organization is committed to building an inclusive work environment that is as stimulating, inspiring and diverse as the many artists and programs we present.

Current Employment Opportunities:

Breckenridge Creative Arts is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of any characteristic protected by law, such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, height, weight, ancestry, marital status, veteran status or disability as defined by law.

Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role at Breckenridge Creative Arts by providing support and leadership for our programs, projects and activities. Comprised of people of all ages and backgrounds, our corps of volunteers work to strengthen community awareness and public appreciation for BCA, contribute to its financial strength and provide vital support services to its staff.

BCA volunteers are used in the following positions:

  • Venue Ushers + Ticket Takers
  • Special Event Greeters + Ambassadors
  • Street Team Marketers
  • Docents + Education Dept. Interns
  • Campus Studio Technicians
  • Production + Installation Assistants

Becoming a volunteer makes you a part of the BCA family. Some of the other benefits include complimentary tickets to select performances and invitations to special events.

How to Apply
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with Breckenridge Creative Arts, please contact Matthew Karukin at 970 453 3187 ext 8 or matthew@breckcreate.org.

Working Studios

We are growing a healthy arts community and recognize the importance of our local artists. The Breckenridge Arts District campus features three studios to rent to local artists at an affordable rate. Studios are located in the Fuqua Livery Stable, Randall Barn and lower level of the Ceramic Studio. Artists are selected based on the excellence of their work and public participation abilities. Our working studio program provides affordable space for local artists to work and thrive. In return, we ask that artists host open studio hours and workshops that engage the community.

The synergy of local, regional and national artists, who are instructing workshops in a variety of mediums, provides a catalyst for creative minds to connect and share their craft.

For information, please contact Becca Spiro at 970 547 3116 ext 1 or becca@breckcreate.org.

Artists-in-Residence

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 4–8 weeks 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 partner with a local organization to 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. Artist expectations include: 1) mentoring a local artist-in-residence; 2) participating in monthly Second Saturdays*; 3) facilitating a weekly class, lecture, or activity on campus; and 4) planning and hosting a final presentation or event produced in collaboration with a local partner.

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 and personal storage; a BCA artist membership; and unlimited use of all campus studios for independent work; artists must commit to hosting three “working studios” weekly between the hours of 3-8 p.m., and participate in monthly Second Saturdays for Adults. When working in the studio, artists in residence are asked to keep Fuqua Livery Stable open to the public. Up to three artists will be selected for each residency.

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, workshop, or event each week of their stay, in addition to any exhibition-related obligations that have been contracted separately. Click here for more information and how to apply.

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. Email Becca Spiro at becca@breckcreate.org to inquire about availability.

The residency program is currently booked through 2018. To submit an application for 2019, please click here.

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

Open Studios

There are a wide variety of opportunities for you to drop into our studios and meet our makers on campus. Some open studios are designed for observation and conversation, while others allow for hands-on experience. 

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Artists at the Tin Shop and Robert Whyte House host open studio hours Thursday through Sunday each week from 2 to 6 pm, where the public can stop in and see the artists at work. This is an opportunity for guests to meet national and international artists working in a variety of mediums — from ceramics and painting to fiber, glass, mixed media, photography and filmmaking. 

Interested in becoming a guest artist? Please look for our Call to Artists posted each year in June.


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Ceramic Studio

The Ceramic Studio is open several days during the week where you can come in and work on ceramic projects of your own. The studio is well-equipped with throwing wheels, hand-building tables, slab roller, extruder and community tools. You can pay a drop-in fee or purchase a punch pass. Clay is available for sale that includes your bisque firing, use of glazes and glaze firings. We also have a kiln yard and host several alternative firings throughout the year, including Raku, wood and pit firings. Drop in and get your hands muddy.

Please click here for a complete schedule of open studios on the Breckenridge Arts District campus.


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Hot Shop

The Hot Shop is where all of the hot arts take place, including silversmithing, precious metal clay, lampworking, stained glass and encaustic painting. The studio is well-equipped with all of the tools required for these mediums. Open studios vary from observation of demonstrations to hands-on experience.  You can pay a drop-in fee or purchase a punch pass. Drop in and see this studio on fire. 

Please click here for a complete schedule of open studios on the Breckenridge Arts District campus.


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Fuqua Livery Stable

If you are a painter looking for studio space in which to work and learn with other dedicated peers, then Fuqua Livery Stable has space for you. Bring your painting materials of choice and meet us on the second Thursday of the month.

Please click here for a complete schedule of open studios on the Breckenridge Arts District campus.


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Artists in need of workspace

Are you a local artist in need of space to complete a project? We welcome the opportunity to let you use the Fuqua Livery Stable or Old Masonic Hall when we are not hosting another workshop, demonstration or event in one of these studios. Artists must bring their own materials and are responsible to protect our tables and work surfaces as well as clean-up after each use. Artists are asked to have the studio open for public observation and will be educated on how to be a campus ambassador.

To discuss your needs and to schedule time and space, please contact Becca Spiro at 970 547 3116 ext 1 or becca@breckcreate.org.

Instructors

As class enrollment grows, BCA looks forward to expanding our catalog of art, craft and design opportunities. We welcome applications from experienced artists, and prefer applicants with teaching experience and/or a graduate degree in Fine Arts or Arts Education. Artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Our application is rolling, and we will contact you if your application is successful. We will not be able to respond to individual inquiries. Please click on the Instructor Application link below to submit an application.

Please note that we schedule classes 6-12 months in advance. Thank you for your interest.

Scholarships

In an effort to increase accessibility and to invite a diverse group of participants to engage in BCA programs, we offer limited student scholarships for select classes and workshops on our Arts District campus. Please note that these scholarships are non-cash awards and only provide a waiver of the class registration fee. Any travel, supplies, or associated costs are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Please click here to download a scholarship application.

Calls to Artists

Breckenridge Creative Arts seeks to present innovative work that is new to Breckenridge and Colorado. BCA encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice. With excellence, diversity and relevance as core values of BCA, our goal is to continue to introduce the Breckenridge community and its guests to the works of regional, national and international artists of the highest caliber. 

A multi-layered programming team guides BCA’s artistic vision and curatorial framework. Our experienced team of arts professionals shapes the artistic quality of programming selected to ensure the highest international standard while truly reflecting the unique character of Breckenridge.

We will post calls to artists throughout the year to engage artists in our residency programs, educational curriculum, exhibition and performance opportunities, and other curated experiences. We are currently seeking project proposals for the programs noted below. Additional calls for artists will be forthcoming over the coming months, so check back frequently.

Open Submissions

We are currently seeking proposals for the following: