Denver Public Art Commission Pre-Application Meeting

Denver Arts & Venues

10/ 6/2022 6:00 PM

Join your Denver Public Art team to learn more about two new projects with budgets ranging from $17,000 to $30,000.

About this event

The Denver Public Art Team will be hosting a pre-application meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. The meeting will cover project backgrounds, goals, and the application process for three recently advertised Requests for Qualifications: Schlessman Family Library and Bear Valley Park. Attendees will also get information on (CafE) through which we are accepting applications.

Please attend to learn more about either or both projects.

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.

Schlessman Family Library: Budget - $30,000, Open to Colorado Artists and Artist Teams

The Schlessman Family Library is the second-most visited branch in the Denver Public Library system and serves a multigenerational, diverse and broad subset of the community. As such, the panel is interested in artwork that appeals to its many users. The panel is very invested in celebrating the community that visits the Schlessman Family Library and creating artwork that is inclusive and accessible. The panel is interested in artwork that is interactive and playful, and that invokes a sense of excitement for those who view it. The panel is also interested in artwork that could provide opportunities for members of the community or nearby schools to be included in its creation.

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Bear Valley Park: Budget - $17,000, Open to Colorado Artists and Artist Teams

The Denver Public Art selection panel is very invested in celebrating Bear Valley Park and creating artwork that appeals to all ages, particularly younger audiences. The panel is interested in artwork that engages multiple senses and that provides a tactile component. Bear Valley Park is considered by residents and park users to be a gateway to nature and the panel sees an opportunity for the artwork to enhance this characteristic.

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