Denver Public Art Commission Pre-Application Meeting
DateAug 10, 2022
Event Starts5:30 PM
VenueDenver Arts & Venues
Join your Denver Public Art team to learn more about three new projects with budgets ranging from $20,000 to $100,000.
The Denver Public Art Team will be hosting a pre-application meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting will cover project backgrounds, goals, and the application process for three recently advertised Requests for Qualifications: The Urban Farm, Federal Boulevard and 25th Avenue, and Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center. Attendees will also get information on callforentry.org (CafE) through which we are accepting applications.
Please attend to learn more about the application process, ask questions, and determine if you’d like to apply for any or all three projects.
The Urban Farm: Budget - $100,000, Open to Colorado Artists and Artist Teams
The Denver Public Art selection panel is very invested in cultural diversity, local history and sustainability, and aspires to create gathering spaces that are inclusive, accessible and welcoming to all. The panel hopes to see artwork(s) that reflect the rich cultures of the area, both current and historical. The artwork(s) should be welcoming and interactive, and have an educational or agricultural focus. The works could also be playful and kid-friendly, as well as functional. Artists should consider the unique location of the farm and accessibility for visitors and staff, and consider incorporating a vertical element to promote visibility from within and outside the farm property. Any lighting or other electrical needs should be solar- or wind-generated. Full RFQ.
Federal Boulevard and 25th Avenue: Budget - $49,000, Open to Colorado Artists and Artist Teams
The Denver Public Art selection panel is very invested in cultural diversity and local history, and aspires to create gathering spaces that are inclusive, accessible and welcoming to all. The panel hopes to see artwork(s) that reflect the rich cultures of the area. The artwork(s) should be welcoming, interactive and culturally responsible. The works could also be playful and kid-friendly, as well as functional. Artists should consider the location, accessibility issues for visitors and residents, and the possibility of incorporating a vertical element to promote visibility, while emphasizing pedestrian perspectives. Full RFQ.
Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center: Budget - $20,000, Open to Colorado Artists and Artist Teams
The City of Denver's Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team for an interior mural above the reception desk at the Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center, located at 4890 Argonne Way in Denver. The goal of this public art commission is to create an inspiring, welcoming experience for the users of the recreation center. Artists should consider how the artwork will enhance and celebrate the neighborhood culture, and understand and respect the community's diversity. Full RFQ.
Artists who have never received a public art commission, or have never applied for one, are highly encouraged to attend.
This event will be hosted on Zoom. Please register to get information on how to join prior to the event.
Learn more about these RFQs and other upcoming Denver Public Art opportunities at DenverPublicArt.org/For-Artists/#opportunities.
For Spanish Interpretation Services: Brooke.Dilling@Denvergov.org
For American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter or Cart Services: SignLanguageServices@Denvergov.org
For Other Disability Accommodations: DisabilityAccess@Denvergov.org
Please contact us at least three business days before the event for any special needs.