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Brush Creek Arts Foundation enables artists to professionally develop their work in a relaxing and inspiring setting. Deadlines for application submissions are March 1 and September 1 each year.

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Enthralling Artist Residency Programs

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

"The Brush Creek Ranch is a surreal place that belongs in an artist's dream.  You will see nature differently, hear sound differently, and feel time differently.  It is a dream that will have a profound impact on your artistic journey."  Weijun Chen (Alumni - Jan 2018)

It is with sincere regret that we inform you that Brush Creek foundation for the Arts has decided to suspend operations and has closed permanently.  It has been our pleasure to provide time and space for artistic exploration along the banks of Brush Creek!  We have been inspired by the sharing and discovery which evolved from each community of artists who fashioned diverse and unique residencies in this western paradise. 

To the artists who have benefited from this amazing gift, your heartfelt gratitude for the time you spent at Artist Camp has been appreciated.  It was a pleasure hosting each one of you, and your talent and input created unforgettable memories for all.  The staff at BCFA want to wish you every success in pursuit of your creative endeavors.

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offered time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 30,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming, the camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.

Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians and composers applied for our three week artist residency programs, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities and incredible natural beauty. Residents were at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement was inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment were endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.