2023 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. Artists are offered a weekly stipend of $200 to cover food and other expenses. Paid teaching opportunities are available with BCA approval.

    Artist expectations include: facilitating two weekly open studios (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. BCA offers classes in the following mediums: ceramics, metalsmithing, glassblowing, welding, printmaking, sewing/textiles, painting, woodworking, mountain crafts + skills, kids workshops, mixed media. Only artists with a website or social media platform will be considered.

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

    Application deadline is September 1, 2022.

  • Artist Application

  • Please select all months when you are available/interested in a residency. Artists will be considered for residencies lasting 1 to 2 months. Hold Ctrl and click on a month for multiple month selections.
  • Please submit current resume.
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  • Please submit your current artist bio. 5-6 sentences maximum.
  • While in residence, how do you plan to outreach to underserved populations in our community?
  • Please include: title, 2-3 sentence description and materials needed. BCA offers classes in the following mediums: ceramics, metalsmithing, lampworking, welding, blacksmithing, printmaking, sewing/textiles, painting, woodworking, mountain crafts + skills, kids workshops and mixed media.
  • In 1-2 paragraphs, please describe your vision for a final presentation or event, and explain how this would be supported or produced with a local partner. Please note: Only applications that describe collaboration with a community organization in Summit County will be considered.
  • Please upload minimum of 3 and no more than 8 high resolution photos (5" x 5" actual size at 300 dpi) of current artwork labeled with artist, date and title.
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  • Please upload completed photo description sheet including title, dimensions, medium/material and date.
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