Residencies in The Arts

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Willowtail Springs is a unique property, offering one-week residencies that have a special appeal to artists. Sixty acres tucked away in the high, alpine desert of the Four Corners Region writers come to put the finishing touches on novels, musicians practice, compose and rehearse, visual artists paint, draw, and photograph, but most of all Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center offer a quieter space to inspire, to create, and to reflect.

WTSNPEC is a registered State of Colorado and Federal Division of Wildlife soft release site for rehabilitated raptors and other birds including golden eagles, great-horned owls, red tailed hawks and kingfishers. Over 100 other bird species have been identified on the property. The grounds 7,800 ancient juniper, pinon, and ponderosa forest with a lake and a vast array of flora and fauna The unique beauty and mysterious spirit of WTSNPEC provide a one-of-a-kind backdrop where artists and can integrate and renew their work within the tranquility of a natural setting.

Current residency opportunities are listed below:

DAC In-Residence @ WTSNPEC Applications
APPLY for a Residency
Through our partnership with the Durango Arts Center one-week residencies are provided for those creatives living and working in Southwest Colorado. Resident artists are expected to propose and deliver a community offering based on their experience at WTSNPED within one calendar year of their residency, whether this takes the form of a lecture, slideshow of work,exhibition, etc., is up to the resident.

Qualifications

  • Must be an emerging, established or mid-career artist in the visual arts, performing arts, film/multi-media, or a musician.
  • Must be a resident of La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, San Juan or Dolores Counties.

Application Deadlines

  • Friday, February 6th (1 resident will be awarded)
  • Friday, May 1st (2 residents will be awarded)
  • Friday, August 7th (1 resident will be awarded)
  • 5th Residency Due Date TBA – a 5th residency will be sponsored and selected by New Face Productions with similar eligibility guidelines. Please check www.durangoarts.org for details.

For more on eligibility critiera and selection process for DAC In-Residents @ WTSNPEC click here.
For more information on what the residency includes and what the resident is responsible for please go over to our Guidelines page.

Questions about this residency opportunity can be directed to:
Cristie Scott, Executive Director of DAC at cristie@durangoarts.org
Questions about Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center can be directed to:
Peggy Cloy, Executive Director and Co-Owner of WTSNPEC at peggy@wtsnpec.org

WTSNPEC One-Week Artist in Residence Applications
APPLY for a Residency
WTSNPEC offers one-week funded residencies and one to four-week self-supported residencies for those in the arts. Our aim is to offer the time and space, against the backdrop of a natural oasis, for artists to reflect, be inspired and create. Each resident is required to deliver a community offering within one calendar year of their residency, whether this takes the form of a lecture, slideshow of work,exhibition, etc., is up to the resident.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an emerging, established or mid-career artist in the visual arts, performing arts, film/multi-media, or a musician.
  • Residencies are open to local, national and international applicants. All are encourage to apply.

Application Deadlines:

  • Friday, January 30th for one-week Funded Residencies.
  • Continuous for Self-Supported Residencies.
    Applications will be reviewed February 2015.
    Submit applications and inquiries to: peggy@wtsnpec.org

For more on eligibility critiera and selection process for WTSNPEC Residents click here.
For more information on what the residency includes and what the resident is responsible for please go over to our Guidelines page.

Questions about WTSNPEC Funded and Self-Supported Residencies and about WTSNPEC can be directed to:
Peggy Cloy, Executive Director and Co-Owner at peggy@wtsnpec.org

 

RECENT RESIDENCIES

Shay Lopez
Painting, Sculpture
One-Week Residency, November 2014
“What a place! I have so enjoyed the solitude and quiet of the Garden Cottage and feel so blessed to have experienced Willowtail. You have created a true gem. Thanks so much for making this available to artists. May our work perpetuate in some way, the energy and love of Willowtail Springs.”
Shay will be presenting a reading of his work at Willowtail Springs Winter of 2015. Stay tuned for more details.

Elizabeth Ferrill
Printmaking
October 2014

Please visit Elizabeth’s website to view her work. More information forthcoming.

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