Artist in Residence

APPLICATION PERIOD | CLOSED UNTIL 2015

APPLICATION | Artist in Residence Program Overview and Requirements




The Shoe Factory Artists in Residence become part of a community of creative individuals participating in Pueblo's dynamic art scene, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community in The Shoe Factory. Artists selected for this residency program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

Program Goals
  • To support and invest in individuals at the cutting edge of their fields, whose work will impact the cultural landscape at large. To provide these artists with the support and opportunity to take their work to the next level and to explore and experiment
  • To bring artists, thinkers and professionals into a dynamic community of local, national, and international artists: a professional network of creative practitioners and thinkers
  • To encourage artists to explore their ideas and work within the context of the community of Pueblo and Southern Colorado
  • To bring an international community of artists to Pueblo and create opportunities for engagement and cross-cultural exchange with local artists and audiences
Summary of Benefits to Artist and Community

- Competitive application process
- 1 - 3 years term
- Receive artist studio space 
- Artist as a Brand | One-on-One Consulting
- DBA (Doing Business as an Artist) classes to further understanding the business side of art.
- Participate in solo and group shows both at the Shoe Factory or at other venues
- Sell and learn the dynamics of art retail with your original works and prints at our new Shoe Factory store (open soon on Central Plaza)
- Teach, assist, support our young children in our K-12 arts education program
- Assist in the ongoing growth and development of the Shoe Factory - we want to be unique and serve the needs of Pueblo
- At the conclusion of the residency program, we will assist in the establishment of a studio, gallery or retail space that facilitates the ongoing commercial success of the artist. We are now in the process of creating a special incubator fund and would like to offer 'graduates' a financial incentive to help with the artists ongoing success in Pueblo.