PPLD seeks to generate creativity, innovation, and learning, as well as community connection. To foster these endeavors, PPLD has a Maker in Residence program.

To celebrate past successes and embrace new trends and possibilities, the Maker in Residence Program has been redeveloped to further inspire and empower making and creativity. The new Maker in Residence Program features two 10-week contracts, offering a Spring (March – May) and Fall (September – November) Residency. During these contract periods, the makers will work on large-scale community projects, and teach classes at multiple locations across El Paso County.

The 2020 Maker in Residence Program’s theme is 20/20 Visions:

It’s often said that hindsight is 20/20. As a maker, what does this mean to you? How do you reflect on past lessons, celebrate clarity, and seek new discoveries and growth?



Previous Makers in Residence:

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I am an impressionist oil on canvas artist. Near 67 years. Been painting on the larger canvas of live since 1983. Want to get back to smaller canvas. Have paintings of poverty. Phone 719.465.3454 Email peacefulwarrior1150@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest in the Maker in Residence program! We get all of our makers and artists through a Call that we hold usually 2-3 times a year. We currently don't have a Call for Makers open. We hope to have one in October, 2016. The process for applying, the application, and proposal requirements will all be posted on the website during the Call.

I have been painting using oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils all my life. I would like to teach a class on using Art as therapy with a method given through inspiration that is a form of creativity that professional Art Therapists use. It is very effective in diffusing distressing memories.

Thank you for your interest in the Maker in Residence program! We get all of our makers and artists through a Call that we hold usually 2-3 times a year. We currently don't have a Call for Makers open. The process for applying, the application, and proposal requirements will all be posted on the website during the Call.

The experience as an Artist in Residence was phenomenal! I appreciated the opportunity to work with the library staff and patrons in the community! Dr. Wanda

When will the next call for the Maker in Residence program be issued?

Hello, thanks for contacting PPLD. We typically do a call once per year, and schedule makers for the upcoming calendar year. The call for the 2019 Maker in Residence program closed on 11/12/18. If you have any additional questions, or are interested in discussing alternate programming opportunities, please let us know! You can reach Creative Services staff directly at creativeservices@ppld.org.