Center for the Arts Evergreen’s (CAE’s) Artist-in-Residence Program offers the opportunity for emerging and established artists to foster creativity and community engagement while developing both new works and works-in-progress. CAE welcomes artists working across disciplines and media, including visual artists, sculptors, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and more. All artist mediums are encouraged to apply. Residents will be provided housing, private studio space, and teaching and sales opportunities in Evergreen, Colorado, a vibrant community filled with the arts in the foothills of metro Denver. Twelve-week residencies are offered three times each year. As part of a residency, we ask each artist to develop and facilitate a community program related to their residency plan. This provides artists the opportunity to engage with the local community in Evergreen and the suburban and rural towns beyond.

Artist is provided housing, a private studio conducive to artists’ medium and/or project with 24-hour secure access, paid teaching/workshop opportunities, space to exhibit their artwork, artist page on the CAE website, and a $250 stipend per month upon completion of the residency ($750). Artist is responsible for transportation to and from CAE. The Residency runs for three 12-week sessions, and the artist must specify their preferred 12-week session in the application.

The application deadline for 2024 residencies is September 15, 2023.

Winter/Spring Session: February 5 – April 26, 2024

Summer Session: May 20 – August 9, 2024

Fall Session: September 2 – November 22, 2024

• Exhibition / Installation Space
• Free Wi-Fi
• Ceramics Workspace
• Electric Wheels
• Slab Roller
• Clay Mixers
• Electric Kiln
• Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
• Internet connection provided in private studio
• Photo + Video Editing Suite
• Painting Workspace (Oil)
• Easels
• Folding Art Horses/Drawing Benches
• Drying Racks
• Large Sinks
• Glass Kiln
The artist living space is a private cottage conveniently located just a 5 minute (4/10 mile) walk from Downtown Evergreen and Evergreen Lake. It is a 1 bedroom/1 bath studio with a full kitchen. Artist will have use of a large flat shared yard and Cub Creek which runs adjacent to the length of the property. The artist cottage has a strict NO smoking policy inside and pets are not allowed. The cottage is a 10-minute drive to the artist studio at CAE, and 25 minutes from Red Rocks Amphitheater.
• Residency Plan:
All residents must have a plan of action for what work they will complete during their time at CAE.
• Public Component Plan:
All residencies must include a public component accessible to the outside community that connects to their residency plan. The public component of your application must relate to your artist residency and engage the local and broader community. This may include open studio visits, presentations, teaching a class/workshop, works-in-progress showing, or other outreach or community engagement project. CAE will help you schedule your public component, but it is up to you to plan how you will execute this event and identify any outside community partners that you are interested in working with in your application. Please make sure that the public component you identify can be completed while you are in residence.
• Letters of Recommendation:
All applicants must include at least 2 letters of recommendation to be considered. These letters must speak to the artist’s professional proficiency and character.
Required Application Materials to Prepare:
• Website
• Contact information, resume/CV, and short bio
• Area of Focus
• A statement of purpose: what you plan to accomplish using the time, space, and facilities if you are awarded a residency.
• Two letters of recommendation (including contact information) who can attest to your ability to participate and work within an artistic community. If selected, your references will be contacted by Center for the Arts Evergreen during the review process.
• A $40 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of submitting an application through SlideRoom paid via credit card or by PayPal.
• 7-10 samples of work completed within the past three years including: images (up to 5MB each) and/or video (up to 250MB each). Jpeg images should be no larger than 5MB each. Each time-based work sample should be up to two minutes in length or less. Do not include external links to media samples or websites.


Sara Miller
Sr Director of Exhibitions, Education & Outreach
(303) 674-0056

31880 Rocky Village Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439