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Robert Whyte House
Tin Shop

Breckenridge Creative Arts | Artist-in-Residence Application

2019 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 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.

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

*Second Saturday on the Arts District Campus: A free community program that takes place on the second Saturday of each month, the day starts with Second Saturday for Families—a morning session of hands-on activities and creative crafts for children of all ages (with a parent or guardian present) in the Fuqua Livery Stable from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Spots are reserved online for this drop-in workshop, which is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Materials are provided, and participants get to take their projects home. Second Saturday for Adults follows from 5-9 p.m. the same evening, inviting grown-up participants to explore campus studios and galleries in the Tin Shop, Robert Whyte House, Fuqua Livery Stable, and Gallery@OMH, where they visit current exhibitions, meet artists-in-residence, and see works in progress. Complimentary wine, cheese, and non-alcoholic beverages are provided on the upper level of Gallery@OMH.

Location

Breckenridge, Colorado: United States

Breckenridge Creative Arts: Tin Shop and Robert Whyte House Artist Residencies Breckenridge is an outstanding example of a Colorado mining boomtown. Most of the historic buildings in town date from a span of eight decades beginning in 1862 and ending in 1942. The charm of Breckenridge lies in its sense of history and in its sense of community. Since its beginning as a mining town, Breckenridge has developed into a world class community with such amenities as the Breckenridge Ski Area, Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge Golf Course, the Breckenridge Recreation Center, Riverwalk Performing Arts Center, and the Breckenridge Arts District. Breckenridge is located in the heart of the Ten Mile Range, which allows its residents to have a mountainous wilderness at their back door. Having such diverse amenities, the local community in Breckenridge is active with wide ranging interests. We are highly visible, attracting visitors both nationally and internationally. The Breckenridge Arts District campus was completed in the fall of 2014. The Arts District is a pedestrian friendly campus that compliments existing arts organizations and local art galleries along with creative businesses. The Arts District is active year-round providing local residents and visitors with authentic artistic and cultural experiences through art workshops, music and theatre performances, film and special events.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 1-3 months
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 2
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 15
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 80

Eligibility

  • Artist Status: Established Artists
  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: August 31

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Stephanie Imbeau, Andi Todaro, Nicole Banowetz, Desireé Moore, Edina Tokodi, Justin Favela, Nathan Wallace, Steuart Bremner, Damien Noll, Liz VonGraevenitz, Chelsea A. Flowers, Elise Brewster, Konstantin Dimopoulos, Orion Fredericks, Ryan Patrick Griffin, Julie Hughes, Kiori Kawai, Aaron Sherwood, Andrew Wade Smith, and many more.

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
  • Companions: Spouses/partners allowed for full stay, Children allowed for full stay
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Ceramics / Pottery, Dance / Choreography, Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Fiber arts, Fine metals / Jewelry making, Glass blowing, Painting, Photography (digital), Theater, Printmaking

Residency Fees

There is no charge for artists to stay at the Tin Shop or Robert Whyte House.

Stipends / other support

BCA will reimburse visiting artists up to $500 for travel, and artists are offered a weekly stipend of $200 to cover food, materials, and other expenses.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Visiting 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 Artist expectations are as follows: 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.

Contact Information

150 West Adams Ave
PO Box 4269
Breckenridge , Colorado 80424
United States