Anderson Ranch Arts Center

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Brief description of organisation

Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a premier destination in America for art making and critical dialogue, bringing together aspiring and internationally renowned artists to discuss and further their work in a stimulating environment. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, the Ranch hosts extensive workshops for aspiring, emerging and established artists in eight disciplines, including Photography & New Media, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, Furniture Design & Woodworking, Sculpture, Woodturning, Printmaking and Digital Fabrication. In addition to the Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations, the Ranch hosts engaging events throughout the year including: the Recognition Dinner, held in honor of Anderson Ranch’s National Artist Award and Service to the Arts Award honorees; the Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic, a thirty-six-year-old tradition which features works of local, national and international artists; and a year-round Artists-in-Residence Program, fostering artistic growth for emerging and established visual artists. For over 50 years Anderson Ranch Arts Center has been working to enrich lives with art, inspiration and community. Learn more at www.andersonranch.org or 970/923.3181.

Organisation founded in

1966

Brief description of residency program

Anderson Ranch’s Artists-in-Residence Program fosters creative, intellectual and professional growth for emerging and established visual artists. Residents have access to world-class facilities and 10 weeks of studio time, free from everyday pressures. Residents can pursue interdisciplinary projects among a community of working artists, and gain feedback from prominent visiting artists and critics. The Ranch setting is specifically crafted to aid artists in the production of their work. Residencies are offered in ceramics, new media, photography, furniture design, woodworking, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas. Resident artists will be provided housing, studio space, meals and certain other benefits and will be required to submit a residency fee of $1,500.

Four of the 28 residencies are fully funded fellowships awarded by the jury panel.

The residency is offered during two terms each year (approximate dates):
Fall Term: October – December (10 weeks)
Spring Term: February – April (10 weeks)

Approximately 14 artists will be in residence during each term. Anderson 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:

Ceramics: 4
Photography & New Media: 2
Furniture Design & Woodworking: 2
Painting & Drawing: 2
Printmaking: 2
Sculpture: 2

Residents must declare themselves as either emerging or established artists.

Residency program since

1985

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Residencies are offered in ceramics, new media, photography, furniture design, woodworking, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 3 and 6 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 11 and 16

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies

Residency Fee

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Metal Working Tools
Number of studios

between 11 and 16

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By plane

From the Aspen Airport (ASE) | 6.5 miles
The Ranch is conveniently located in Snowmass Village, Colo., just 15 minutes from Aspen. The public transportation system, Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA), connects these two vibrant communities and is free to ride. Buses and shuttles are fast, fun and frequent. This makes renting a car unnecessary for students who fly into the Pitkin County Airport in Aspen (ASE). From the Aspen airport, it’s easy to hop on the local bus (www.rfta.com), which is free and takes about 20 minutes, depending on transfers. Or, take High Mountain Taxi (www.hmtaxi.com), which is about a 10-minute ride.

From the Eagle County / Vail Airport (EGE) | 67 miles
Several airlines have summer service into Eagle County Airport (EGE), which is about 90 minutes driving time from Anderson Ranch. You would need to rent a car, however, since ground transportation to the Snowmass Village area is not available.

From the Denver Airport (DEN) | 220 miles
Van service from Denver International Airport (DEN) is available through Colorado Mountain Express (800/525-6363 or 970/754-7433 or online at www.coloradomountainexpress.com). This van shuttle service takes five to seven hours, depending on weather, traffic, other stops, and the interval between flight arrivals and van shuttle departures.

By car

From the Aspen Airport (ASE) | 6.5 miles
The Ranch is conveniently located in Snowmass Village, Colo., just 15 minutes from Aspen. The public transportation system, Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA), connects these two vibrant communities and is free to ride. Buses and shuttles are fast, fun and frequent. This makes renting a car unnecessary for students who fly into the Pitkin County Airport in Aspen (ASE). From the Aspen airport, it’s easy to hop on the local bus (www.rfta.com), which is free and takes about 20 minutes, depending on transfers. Or, take High Mountain Taxi (www.hmtaxi.com), which is about a 10-minute ride.

From the Eagle County / Vail Airport (EGE) | 67 miles
Several airlines have summer service into Eagle County Airport (EGE), which is about 90 minutes driving time from Anderson Ranch. You would need to rent a car, however, since ground transportation to the Snowmass Village area is not available.

From the Denver Airport (DEN) | 220 miles
Van service from Denver International Airport (DEN) is available through Colorado Mountain Express (800/525-6363 or 970/754-7433 or online at www.coloradomountainexpress.com). This van shuttle service takes five to seven hours, depending on weather, traffic, other stops, and the interval between flight arrivals and van shuttle departures.

Nearest airport

ASE, Aspen, CO Airport

Contact information

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
5263 Owl Creek Road (physical address); PO Box 5598 (mailing)
81615 Snowmass Village, CO
United States of America

ghicks@andersonranch.org
andersonranch.org

Phone: +1 970-923-3181

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