Nestled on an intimate arts campus in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the residency program in Breckenridge offers regional, national and international artists a chance to develop their work in one of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Our program is designed to give creatives of all disciplines the time, space and community for growth and experimentation in their respective practice. Guest artists are chosen on the basis of artistic merit, and live and work on the Breckenridge Arts District campus for approximately two-to-four weeks.

In our continuing efforts to engage a broad range of artists working in a variety of media, the residency program provides both emerging and established creatives the opportunity to pursue new projects and ideas, free from everyday distractions. Residencies are ideal for individuals who want to create new works, research innovative ideas, and experiment with different techniques and modes of production.

Housed in two renovated historic structures, the Tin Shop and Robert Whyte House, these spaces each feature a fully furnished studio apartment upstairs and a low-tech working studio on the main level. Artists are invited to come to Breckenridge and stay on our campus for free of charge, in exchange for providing public interaction in the form of open studio hours and workshops. While in residence, artists may also take advantage of other campus opportunities in teaching, exhibition and professional development.

In addition to hosting visiting guest artists, our residency program also provides low-cost studio space for local artists. Studios are located in the Fuqua Livery Stable, Randall Barn and Ceramic Studio. Artists are selected based on the excellence of their work and public participation abilities.

Ultimately, all artists invited into the Breckenridge residency program explore new ways of thinking and engaging the public in the creative process through work on site, conversations and participation.

Interested in applying? Click here for guidelines.