Friday, August 10, 2012

Anderson Ranch Artist Residency

Deadline: February 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency
Anderson Ranch

Snowmass Village, CO
Fall: October - December 2013 (10 weeks)
Spring: February - April 2014 (10 weeks)

Anderson Ranch offers an artists' residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. Finalists are chosen on the basis of artistic merit by an independent jury of established working artists and will live and work at Anderson Ranch for a approximately a ten week residency period.

The Anderson Ranch Artists' Residency Program is designed to foster creative, intellectual and personal growth for emerging and established visual artists. There are no specific educational qualifications for entry into the program. Awards will be made to those, who in the exclusive opinion of the jury, have submitted the best work by the application deadline.

While in residence, artists will be encouraged to pursue their own work amidst a group of artistic peers. The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas, free from every day pressures. The residency is for those artists desirous of advancing their work or creating a new body of work. Residents are encouraged to pursue a multidisciplinary approach toward their work while at the Ranch. Resident artists will be provided with housing, studio space, meals and certain other benefits and will be required to submit only a nominal residency fee of $1,500. While in residence, there is an optional structure of critical study such as studio visits, visiting artists and critics, etc.

The residency is offered during two terms each year (approximate dates):
•Fall Term: October - December (ten weeks)
•Spring Term: February - April (ten weeks)

The application deadline for the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Artists' Residency program is FEBRUARY 1, 2013 and must be submitted via the online application form. Notifications to applicants/recipients will be made by early April 2013.

Approximately 14 artists will be in residence during each term. The Ranch strives to have an equal mix of emerging and established artists working together. Current housing and studio space allows for the following numbers of residencies in each area, each term:

Residents must declare themselves to either emerging or established artists.

Emerging Artist – Open to any age over eighteen. Designed for artists in the critical early stages of their career who would benefit from ten weeks of time to focus on their work. Typical residents might include those who completed BFA or MFA programs within the past ten years. Most will not have had the opportunity to have a significant exhibition in a gallery or museum or have a piece yet placed in major collections.

Established Artist – Open to any age over eighteen. Designed for those who have established a career in the visual arts. Typical residents might include those who have had a major exhibition, and/or had pieces placed in major collections. They may also teach visual arts in respected colleges and universities. Most will have had more than ten years of active studio practice.

For more details on the program, or to apply to become an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch:

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
5263 Owl Creek Rd
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
P (970) 923-3181
F (970) 923-3871