Artist Residency Program

Open to visual artists, writers, composers, architects,
designers and filmmakers, at all stages of their career.

The Artist Residency Program supports those dedicated to their creative practice by providing solitude, nature, time and space.  Artists work in a self-directed manner while living among the trees, big sky, open pastures and expansive mountain views from a private ranch in Northern New Mexico.

One to two Artists at a time, including collaborative teams, are provided a private bedroom and either the Private Studio or the Printmaking Studio.

Artist Residencies are between 2 weeks to 6 weeks in duration, based on desired length of stay and availability.

HEREKEKE offers a community space with a piano, well equipped kitchen, and large table with views.  There is an outdoor lounge area, two comfortably furnished private bedrooms, and wi-fi throughout.  Both studios have views to enjoy the beauty and wildlife at 8,500 feet in the Rocky Mountains.

Resident Artists are responsible for their meals and can volunteer weekly at a nearby organic farm for seasonal produce and participate with a goat milking cooperative on the ranch.  Artists are asked to be stewards of the land during their stay by protecting the mountain spring water system, practicing energy and water conservation, and through responsible art making practices.

Past Residents are able to return and develop their work over several years.  Creative teams may apply together, couples working independently can apply separately, and children are allowed at the discretion of HEREKEKE.  Residents are asked to be here without spouses and significant others except for scheduled visits.  No personal pets, service animals are allowed.

2018 Residency Season

May 15 – October 15


Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis


Click for more Information and the Application Guidelines

The Artist Residency Fee is $285 per week for a private bedroom with either the Private Studio or the Printmaking Studio (including ink).

(The full cost to run the Artist Residency Program is provided through donations and grants.) 

Scholarships are available.  Download the Application Guidelines for more information.

Internships/Collaborative Residencies offer artists the opportunity to share their skills and time with HEREKEKE for a reduced fee Artist Residency.