Outreach & Partnerships

Building Together

Anderson Ranch Arts Center is dedicated to sharing the arts with the local community and engaging the public through a variety of programs. With a wide range of educational opportunities, Anderson Ranch connects diverse communities to further enhance and expand our mission of making art accessible to everyone.

Anderson Ranch is proud to partner with various local and regional organizations to further extend art-making access and engagement. Past organizational partnerships have included YouthZone, Basalt Regional Library, the Aspen Youth Center, Whitcomb Assisted Living, The Launchpad, The Art Base, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Voces Unidas de Las Montañas, Aspen Words and the school districts of Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley, and Garfield County.

Youth & School Programs:

Nurturing Creativity

Anderson Ranch provides youth mentorships, studio art experiences, and school programming for elementary and high school students through the following programs:

3rd and 5th Grade Field Trip Program: Field trips to the Ranch are available to 3rd and 5th-grade students in the Roaring Fork Valley. While visiting campus, students can explore, create and interact with art. These field trips meet 3rd and 5th Grade Colorado State Standards in the Visual Arts. Example Field Trip Itinerary

After-School Opportunities: Anderson Ranch frequently partners with local organizations to bring off-site programming to students. For example, the Ranch has partnered with Aspen Middle School and the City of Aspen to offer a climate change photography workshop. Basalt High School has hosted several of the Ranch’s Visiting Artists to engage students in art-making workshops. The Ranch has also collaborated with YouthZone to offer after-school programs in their Glenwood Springs location.

Youth and Teen Scholarships: Anderson Ranch partners with regional and national high schools to provide scholarships for students and teachers to attend week-long summer workshops. Partnerships have included the Chicago High School of the Arts, Denver School of the Arts, Yampah Mountain High School, Rifle High School, Coal Ridge High School in New Castle and Grand Valley High School in Parachute. Children & Teen Scholarship Application

Get Involved: Please reach out if you are interested in bringing a group of students to tour the campus, create art in our studios, or if you know a student or teen who would be interested in scholarship opportunities at the Ranch.

Special thanks to our partners:

High School Career Day

Empowering The Next Generation

Every year, Anderson Ranch Arts Center invites high school juniors and seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley and along the Western Slope to campus for Career Day. Anderson Ranch has been providing opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in contemporary visual arts for more than five decades.

On Career Day, students tour the campus and create works of art in the studios including pinch pots in ceramics, hot pipe bending in the woodworking studio, screenprinting posters, drawing with a plasma cutter in the sculpture studio and much more. Students are encouraged to bring hard copies of their artwork for a portfolio review with our Artistic Directors.

Educator Workshops

Connecting Local Educators and Community Leaders

In the fall, Anderson Ranch hosts a free one-day educator workshop to provide art making experiences and dialogue opportunities to our local educators and leaders. Participants meet Latinx Visiting Artists, take a workshop with them in the studios, and walk away with a custom Latinx arts curriculum to bring back to their classrooms. Please reach out if you are interested in attending this year’s workshop in October.

Contact Us

Youth and Community Engagement Manager

Olivia Martinez

By Email: [email protected]

By Phone: 970-924-5063

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