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Tin Shop Guest Artist Program

The Historic Tin Shop
The Historic Tin Shop

The Tin Shop is the first guest artist facility in the growing Arts District. The Tin Shop is the result of a partnership between the Saddle Rock Society and the Arts District of Breckenridge. The Tin Shop provides a low-tech studio on the main level and a fully furnished studio apartment on the second level.

The vision for the Tin Shop is to provide time and space for guest artists to work on their medium of choice while providing opportunities for the public to interact with the artists in the form of open studio hours and hands-on workshops that compliment the growing Arts District campus.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I'm interested in applying to be a guest artist how do I do that? 
Completed applications, along with an artist's resume, photos of current artwork, and a public participation proposal are required in order to be considered for Tin Shop residency. The Tin Shop is currently booked through December, 2014. For opportunities in 2015, please see the current Call to Artists application.

What responsibilities will I have as an artist?
Artists are invited to stay at the Tin Shop for periods of one week up to one month for free. Artists are encouraged to have their studio open for public interaction Thursday-Sunday for approximately four hours per day. Variations from this recommended schedule will be considered on a case by case basis. Artists are encouraged to host a minimum of one workshop, demonstration, or slide show/lecture of their choice per month. Materials for workshops will be provided by the Arts District of Breckenridge. The Arts District of Breckenridge and the Saddle Rock Society are flexible and are looking for creative proposals from artists to provide opportunities for the public to interact with artists and to learn about a variety of mediums. Artists will be required to donate one completed piece of artwork for an annual auction and gala to help sustain Tin Shop programming.

Artists will be required to leave a security deposit on a credit card to cover any damages.

Who can be a Guest Artist?
The Guest Artist Program is open to all artists.

How do I get selected to be a Guest Artist?
Applications are generally reviewed in August each year. The Tin Shop Selection Committee will review applications, conduct phone interviews, and schedule artist's visits. Priority will be given to artists who include a strong proposal for public participation programs.

How can I get more information about what's happening at the Tin Shop?
Please look at the Tin Shop Calendar to see who is coming to the Tin Shop and get information about who is currently at the Tin Shop.

What type of art will there be?
Tin Shop artists work in a variety of mediums including sculpture, printmaking, painting, textiles, and ceramics. Artists may work in their medium of choice.

Is there a cost to attend the Artist's open studio hours?
No, visiting the artist's studio is free of charge.

Will it cost me to take a workshop?
The cost of workshops will vary depending on the length, medium and artist. All are affordable with materials included and many are free of charge.

How often will the artist change?
Artists will be to selected as needed to fill a one year time period. Terms vary between one week up to one month. To find out which artist is at the Tin Shop and for how long, you may either look at the Arts District Workshop calendar or call the Town of Breckenridge at (970) 453-3364.

What else is going on in the Arts District of Breckenridge?
Click on the Arts District page on the left hand side of your screen to find out about workshops, events, and overall master plan implementation.

For additional information please contact the Town of Breckenridge. (970) 453-3364.

Tin Shop Artist Studio
Tin Shop Artist Studio

Tin Shop Artist Apartment
Tin Shop Artist Apartment

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