© 2017 by Caitlin Hurd. 

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This Residency is off the grid. 

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?

COMMUNITY

Those selected for this residency will experience personal, artistic, and professional transformation. Camaraderie, support, community and your artistic growth are just some of the hallmarks is this rustic residency. 

Through the collective power that comes from unplugging, sharing goals and the inspiration of a group show, residents are capable of connecting to nature and their artistic voice on a soul level.

WATER

Water is brought in every few days and there is no running water. Water is expected to be used conservatively when washing dishes and yourself.  Sun showers are available for everyone.  But most people shower just a few times a week or bath in the nearby lake.

TOILETS?

YES!  We have 3 composting toilets.  Toilets are emptied every day into a composter.  Afbest for environment.

SHELTER

Bring your own shelter, like a tent to sleep in.  We have canopy for our outdoor kitchen and eating area.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS RESIDENCY COST?

Here are some costs that may occur: 

  • Travel costs 

    • Flight to Denver

    • Car rental

    • gas 

  • Food

  • Camping supplies

  • Art supplies

  • $100 grounds fee 

  • $25 Application fee- 100% of the application and grounds fee  go towards funding the residency such as basic amenities like water and water storage for artist in residence and land preservation. We work as community as much as we can.  We can facilitate pairing residents up with sharing somethings, like a car rental and camping supplies and possibly meals if residence are interested.

WHAT TO PACK
  • Rain Jacket and Pants

  • 14 pairs of Socks and Underwear

  • Art Supplies

  • Solar Charger (Wild Tec brand works well) 

  • Tent

  • Sleeping bag

  • Clothes for hot and cold weather

  • Biodegradable or compostable body wipes

  • Extra pair of shoes or sandals that can get wet

  • hat

WEATHER

Typical Mountain weather

Changes every few hours

  • Rains around 2pm daily for about an hour

  • Hot and dry during the day

  • Cool at night

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

YES! Bring the kids.  If you are binging your kids you can bring your partner to help with child care.  You do not have to bring a partner if you are bringing your kids.   Families with children are encouraged to join artists on this residency however artists are expected to work the majority of the day.  Artists are encouraged to make arrangements with other artists in residence with children to have a child care exchange if they feel it is appropriate for everyone involved.

COMMUNICATING WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD

There is WIFI and internet service at the local library (20 min drive) but none on location.  Verizon, AT&T and Project Fi phones have cell coverage.     

FOOD

  • Bring your own

  • Opportunities to buy in-town 

  • Buy food in ft collins on your way to residency 

  • Plan to go into town at least one time mid trip to stock up

  • Some residence decided to eat only non cooked foods

WILD LIFE

  • Bears

    • We have not seen any bears but they are around

    • We are careful to have food and trash locked away from the tents

    • They have not bothered us 

  • Bugs

    • Permithrine on your clothes works really well

    • Last year we missed mosquito season, so the bugs did not bother us much.

NO ELECTRICITY

  • Cooling Food

    • Ice can be bought in town

    • Cooler would be necessary if you bring perishables 

  • Lights

    • Bring a head lamp

  • Cooking

    • Propane cooking stove

      • Bring one

      • Share ours

  • Charging phone and computer batteries

    • There are gadgets you can buy like solar panels.  You can also charge phone in your car if you have the right adaptor.

    • Our purpose is to be to unplug

      • Plan your trip accordingly