Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Rocky Mountains

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, PO Box 5598, 5263 Owlcreek Road, Snowmass Village, CO 81615 (970) 923-3181. 14 artists at a time; 2 residency terms (10 weeks in the Fall and 12 weeks in the Spring). Single-occupancy dorm-style rooms; five dinners and five continental breakfasts per week, artists make all other meals; artists pay travel, food, personal expenses. Concurrent Visiting Artists and Critics program allows residents to meet and get feedback from internationally-recognized artists, curators, and writers. In a resort community in the Rocky Mountains 160 miles west of Denver and 10 miles west of Aspen, spread out over 4.5 acres. Open to emerging and established visual artists, including woodworkers, furniture makers, photographers, painters, sculptors, ceramicists, printmakers, and book artists. (visual arts)

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, 2915 Country Club Ave., Helena, MT 59601 (406) 443-3502. 26 acres on the former Western Clay Manufacturing Co., 3 miles from Helena. Artists purchase and prepare own meals; residencies of 2 months to 2 years for visual artists working in ceramics, installation and sculpture in clay. (visual arts)

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, 66 Brush Creek Ranch Rd., Saratoga, WY 82331 (307) 327-5284. Located on a 13,000 acre guest and working cattle ranch at the base of Medicine Bow National Forest. Accommodates 8 artists at a time for 2 to 4 weeks (4 visual artists, 2 writers and 2 composers) in historic, restored ranch buildings. All meals included; ADA accessible; no fees or stipends. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Carbondale Clay Center

Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., Carbondale, CO 81623 (970) 963-2529. Studio space, use of kilns, basic materials, payment for services 20 hours a week (with additional income opportunities via teaching, studio work, etc.), health insurance. 2 positions of 1-2 years. (visual arts)

Central Wyoming College Art Department

Central Wyoming College, Residency Program, Art Dept., 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton, WY 82501. Facilities include sculpture (welding, ceramic shell and sand bronze casting, carving), ceramics (downdraft, wood, Raku kilns), printmaking (relief, litho, intaglio), B/W darkroom, natural light studios for drawing and painting. Artists must be interested in developing relationships with students. (visual arts)

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument, AIR Program, Bearlodge Writers, PO Box 204, Sundance, WY 82729 (307) 467-5283 x24. The dramatic centerpiece of this park is a towering column of volcanic rock that rises 865 feet straight up from the prairie floor. Accommodations in one-bedroom apartment on park property. 2 residencies per year of 1 week each open to writers in the Fall. (literary arts)

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, AIR Program, West Glacier, MT 59936 (406) 888-7936. Parkland includes nearly 50 glaciers, glacier-fed lakes and streams, grizzly bears and gray wolves. Summer residencies of 2 weeks open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, video/filmmakers. (visual, media arts)

Jentel Artist Residency

Jentel Artist Residency Program, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832. (307) 737-2311. Month-long residencies in a rural ranch setting in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains near Sheridan. Open to visual artists in all media and writers in all genres. Press for monoprints. Private accommodation, separate studio, and stipend. (visual and literary arts)

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St., Denver, CO 80206 (303) 297-1185. Writer-in-residence at the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community. Located 7 miles from Las Animas and four hours from Denver in the Arkansas Valley of southeast Colorado. Four weeks, room and board with stipend. Writer teaches a small workshop for homeless veterans; work expected to be approximately 10 hours per week. Writer also gives one public lecture and one public reading. (literary arts)


PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven St, Suite 135, Denver, CO 80202. (303) 893-0791.  Located in downtown Denver.  Residency  of 6 to 8 weeks for one artist at a time; 5 awarded per year.  Stipend paid.  Artists must dedicate 4-6 hours each week to work with one small group of underserved youth, K-12, in intensive workshops (Learning Labs), and donate one piece of art. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Red Lodge Clay Center

Red Lodge Clay Center, 123 S. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068 (406) 446-3993. Serves 4 long-term residents (of one year) and 2 to 4 short-term residents (ranging from one to eight weeks) at a time in a rural, mountainous setting. Full ceramic facilities. Housing, studio space provided. Long-term residents receive stipend in exchange for working 20 hours a week (teaching, gallery sitting, cleaning, maintenance). Short-term residents pay housing fee. All residents provide own meals. (visual arts)

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, AIR Program, 1000 Hwy. 36, Estes Park, CO 80517 (970) 586-1206. On 417 square miles encompassing massive peaks, alpine meadows, the Continental Divide, and abundant wildlife. Residence in a rustic, historic cabin for 2-week periods from June through Sept.; no stipend; artists donate one completed work of art in their medium and provide one public program. 6-8 artists per year. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers. (visual, literary, media, and performing arts)

Silver Creek Writers

Silver Creek Writers’ Residency, PO Box 6609, Ketchum, ID 83340 (208)-726-2017. Offers 4 residencies of one month in length per year, for two writers at a time. Two slots are reserved for Idaho writers; the other two are open to nature and wilderness writers and fiction writers. Open to emerging and early-career writers. No fee. (literary arts)

Taft-Nicholson Center Artist-in-Residence

Taft-Nicholson Center, Artist-in-Residence Program, University of Utah, Languages & Communication Blg., 255 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 2100, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (801) 581-6214. Located in the Centennial Valley Center in Lakeview, Montana; residencies from mid-June through October 1 for one artist at a time or for an artist couple; residencies latest 2 to 6 weeks. In a remote settingdedicated to the historical integrity of the land and the preservation of natural habitat and wildlife. Lodging in a private one-bedroom house; artists may work in the house or in the Zimbeaux art center studio. Artist must provide their own transportation and food. Artists are expected to interact with faculty and students at the Center, donate one artistic work, make at least one demonstration or portfolio presentation to the community, and be willing to be photographed, filmed, and/or interviewed for the center archives and website. (visual, literary, performing and media arts)

Ucross Foundation

Ucross Foundation, 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835-9712 (307) 737-2291. 8 residents for 2 weeks to 4 mos. On a 22,000 acre working cattle ranch in the rugged foothills of the Big Horn Mtns. No fees, studio space, living accommodations, and meals. (visual, literary, performing arts; scholars, scientists)

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, AIR Program, PO Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 (307) 344-2265. Residencies include service hours, leading public programs, as well as studio hours in which visitors can observe artist at work (visual arts)