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February 10, 2022

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2022 Artist-in-Residence Program at Caribou Ranch: Now Accepting Applications

Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 28.

Boulder County, Colo. - The Parks & Open Space department is now accepting applications for the 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program at Caribou Ranch open space. Online applications will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 28.

The program provides an opportunity for artists to pursue their work in the inspiring landscape and history of Caribou Ranch. By sharing their art with Boulder County, artists can add to residents’ enjoyment of their open space lands and create a legacy of art preserved for future generations.

Musicians, painters, illustrators, photographers, visual/film artists, sculptors, performers, poets, writers, composers, and crafts/artisans are all welcome to apply. Selected artists will stay in the historic DeLonde Barn at Caribou Ranch Open Space.

The open space property offers a variety of landscapes to explore including streams, waterfalls, forests, and beautiful vistas. Moose, elk, black bears, beavers, bats, and nearly 90 species of birds live within or pass through the area. Also found on the property is the Blue Bird Mine complex where miners from the 1870s to the 1960s extracted silver ore. In the early 1900s, the site was a whistle stop for the Denver, Boulder & Western Railroad.

  • Artists can stay up to four days and three nights (Wednesday-Saturday) during a period from July 15 to Sept. 30.
  • Applicants must be comfortable in a backcountry setting with rustic accommodations.

For more information about accommodations, application process, and program guidelines, visit or contact Pascale Fried at or 303-678-6201.

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