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Breck Create’s Artist-in-Residence program offers regional and national artists of all disciplines an opportunity to focus on process rather than product while engaging with the local community in a meaningful way.

Artists-in-Residence spend 2-4 months in a live/work studio in the Breckenridge Arts District, an intimate campus of historic structures nestled under majestic snow-capped peaks in cozy downtown Breckenridge. During the school year, artists serve as guest instructors in Summit County schools, providing support and supplemental curriculum to teachers. In the summertime, artists identify and collaborate with a community partner or organization on educational programs. Artists have ample time to explore place-based narratives in their own work—whether that means interpreting Breckenridge’s cultural environment, spectacular mountain setting or rich local history. 

Artist expectations include: facilitating two weekly open studios (on campus), instructing weekly lessons in schools and on campus, participating in on-campus public events, and collaborating with a community partner. Artists with teaching experience will be given priority.

Artists receive a biweekly stipend of $600 to cover expenses and may take classes and open studios at no cost based on availability. 

The application cycle for the 2024 Artist-in-Residence Program is now closed. Applications for 2025 will open in Spring 2024.

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