Why Artist Colonies Are Important

“According to the website of the Alliance of Artists Communities, an umbrella group, more than 800 artists colonies exist around the world ‘supporting today’s artist in the creation of new work essential to human progress — not as a luxury, not as a leisure activity, but as a vital and necessary force in society.’ According to the alliance, more than 15,000 artists are in residence at colonies annually.”

Source: Denver Post 02/06/11