Applicants sought for artist in residence program

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 14 for the Mesa County Libraries 970West artist in residence program for 2020.

The program will accept three artists in 2020 for terms of approximately 14 weeks each. Selected artists will have studio space to hone and focus their creative talents while sharing their expertise and skills with the community through scheduled presentations or workshops at the library. Artists will work with library staff to provide at least three library programs and must occupy the studio at least six hours a week.

Artists selected for residencies will receive a $500 stipend, access to the artist in residence space in the 970West Studio and a resource guide about art opportunities and professional development resources.

The artist in residence program is open to artists 18 and older who live in Mesa County and have a valid library card. Artists in a variety of mediums are considered.

More information about eligibility, application requirements and artist expectations are available online at

Applications must be submitted online.