Colorado Art Ranch

Artist Residencies

Who: Colorado Art Ranch provides one-month residencies to writers and visual artists from around the world. We encourage emerging artists, as well as established artists, to apply. Because Colorado Art Ranch is located in a different area each session (with varying studio space), we can accommodate the following art disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and mixed-media, performance, eco-arts, and ceramics. Writers of every genre are eligible to apply. We have had over 120 AIRs since we began.

What: Each residency has a mix of artists and writers and is focused on our current theme(s) such as water, or migration. Each Artist in Residence receives living and studio space for one month. Residents are responsible for travel, food, the application fee and shipping or removing their work at the end of the residency. Each resident gets their own room, but may share a bath and cooking facilities. The rooms are private, but this is a group living situation.

Where: Colorado Art Ranch nurtures the creative spirit in beautiful, secluded, and supportive environments throughout Colorado and the intermountain west. Artist Residencies are located in donated or rented space in selected towns ofthe rural West. The landscapes--open meadows, rock outcroppings, and mountain views--inspire artists at a visceral level. The simplicity of the setting is a dramatic foil for the residents' struggle to express complex ideas.

How: Artists will be selected by a panel chosen by the creative director and board members. Special preference is given to those artists whose work currently involves our theme or who propose work that involves our theme.


We will be announcing residencies as they develop.

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