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Now Accepting Applications for the 2024 Artist-in-Residence Program at Caribou Ranch

Application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 29.

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space is now accepting applications for the 2024 Artist-in-Residence Program at Caribou Ranch. Online applications will be accepted through Thursday, Feb. 29.

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.

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.

  • Selected artists can stay up to four days and three nights from mid-July to mid-September.
  • Applicants must be comfortable in a backcountry setting with rustic accommodations.

For more information about accommodations, application process, and program guidelines, visit or contact Monserrat Alvarez at or 303-678-6268.

Artistic water color frame and the historic Delonde Barn. Text reads: Artist in residence program at Caribou Ranch. Apply now. Deadline is Feb. 29.