Breckenridge Creative Arts
The mission of BCA is to promote Breckenridge as a vibrant, year-round creative destination by developing inspiring collaborative experiences that attract visitors and enrich the lives of the citizens. 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 the 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.
Artists are welcome to use all of the studios during their residency. The facilities include: a ceramic studio, hot shop (for metals and glass), printmaking / textiles and painting / drawing.
There are 2 live/work studios with a multipurpose studio on the first floor and a fully furnished apartment on the second floor. Apartments include a private kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. Partners and children are welcome.
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.