Green Box set to welcome artists to thriving arts and culture destination located at the foothills of Pikes Peak
GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS, COLO. – On the heels of a blockbuster festival featuring American Ballet Theatre, robust arts programming, and construction underway for Colorado’s first James Turrell Skyspace, Green Box is thrilled to announce applications are now open for the 2022 Artist in Residence program. Applications will be accepted September 2 – October 15, 2021 for all interested applicants interested in one of several residency opportunities.
The Green Box Artist in Residence program offers artists of national and international stature, from diverse disciplines, and at any stage in their career the opportunity to create new works while living in and engaging with the community of Green Mountain Falls. Past artists in residence include Chad Mount, Irby Pace, Denys Drozdyuk & Antonina Skobina, American Ballet Theatre, 600 Highwaymen, and Sommer Browning.
In 2022, Green Box is seeking artists who will agree to specific deliverables for three separate projects:
AUDIO TOUR – The creation and recording of an audio-tour to highlight historic elements of Green Mountain Falls and the various outdoor art installations dotted throughout the Green Box campus.
LAKE STREET DISPLAY – The creation and display of a 2-dimensional work of art to be unveiled in June of 2022 for a period of 3 months on our “billboard” in a prominent downtown location. The size of the display is 130″ x186.”
MUSIC COMMISSION – The creation and recording of a “Green Box Suite” for which Green Box will utilize as background music in video reels we produce. Additionally, there is potential to have the new music work premiere during the annual Green Box Arts Festival in the summer of 2022.
Additionally in 2022, Green Box will offer two OPEN PROJECT RESIDENCIES for any artist, duo, or artistic collective working in any artistic discipline. Deliverables will be mutually agreed upon at the time of awarding the residencies. Green Box will also offer EXCHANGE RESIDENCIES this year, welcoming applications from individual artists seeking being paired with two other individual artists working in different artistic disciplines to create something new together.
“Imagine a theatrical director collaborating with a poet and a composer on a new performance art piece,” said Green Box Deputy Director Scott Levy. “Or perhaps a painter, non-fiction writer, and dancer developing the next great work of art. The sky’s the limit at Green Box and we can’t wait to see what applications come in for next year!”
Each residency is set for a 30-day timeframe with an average of two artists per session and up to 18 artists total for the year. The open application process is open to both U.S. and international artists and applications are due by October 15, 2021. Private housing in a shared housing facility will be provided in the beautifully-restored The Shed at Lakeview Terrace Theater. All bedrooms feature Smart TV’s, WiFi, and landline phones; access to art studios and laundry facilities are also provided, as well as an outdoor fire pit, BBQ grill, and hot tub. Weekly cleaning of apartments is also provided. Pets, spouses/partners, and children are welcome for the entire length of residency, subject to availability. Green Box owns or has access to a wide variety of facilities and studio options. Please check the venues page at greenboxarts.org for more information.
The deadline for the 2022 Green Box Artist in Residence program is Friday, October 15, 2021. There is no fee to apply and interested applicants are requested to apply for only ONE residency category. Lodging will be provided, and deliverables will be determined during the application process. During their stay, artists may also be expected to engage with local residents and other cultural organizations to enhance arts offerings in the region. Artists will be paid a stipend and are responsible for their own living expenses as well as travel and ground transportation.
APPLY: Visit greenboxarts.org for more information. For questions regarding the residency or application process, please email email@example.com.
Green Box Launched in 2009, Green Box has grown into a year-round celebration of visual and performing arts for visitors from Colorado and around the world. The summer festival’s hallmarks of accessibility and experimentation in a spectacular natural setting offer curious audiences a fresh and playful approach to some of the most compelling dance, public art and music being produced today. Green Box is an incubator of multidisciplinary visual and performing arts. With an active artist-in-residence program, educational offerings and creative experiences for audiences of all ages, Green Box seeks to enrich and engage its community and visitors for generations to come. The organization has developed partnerships with the local school district and community organizations to enhance its reach, furthering its commitment to nurturing creativity and appreciation for different perspectives.
The 2021 Green Box Arts Festival featured American Ballet Theatre, among many other artists, musicians, classes, camps and offerings. The organization will open a James Turrell Skypsace later this year – Colorado’s first Skyspace and the only one to be built into the side of a mountain. A harmonious addition, the immersive installation will be distinctive to Green Mountain Falls, as an extension of the landscape, while preserving its natural setting. A new trailhead located in the center of town will deliver hikers directly to the sheltered Skyspace in the hills above.
Green Mountain Falls, CO and Area Attractions At an altitude of 7,800 ft., Green Mountain Falls is home to various festivals and events year-round. Most notably, however, it is known for the nationally-acclaimed Green Box Arts Festival. Surrounded by the Pike National Forest on three sides, the town is located near popular area attractions including the Cave of the Winds, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. An extremely popular hiking destination, visitors also enjoy fishing, swimming, biking, tennis courts and ice skating in winter, as well as the town’s unique restaurants, pubs and shops. The town is just 20 minutes away from the center of Colorado Springs, and closer to Manitou Springs, Woodland Park and other Ute Pass communities such as Cascade and Chipita Park. The Town’s focal point is an 1890 Victorian gazebo on an island in a small lake stocked with fish. The Town location supports a unique lifestyle by providing a beautiful natural setting for a mountain home close to the employment opportunities, services, and culture of a nearby large city. The Green Mountain Falls Trails System consists of 16 magnificent trails totaling more than 20 miles that provide a variety of experiences. All are non-motorized hiking trails.