Denver Public Art Commission Pre-Application Meeting
DateNov 30, 2022
Event Starts6:00 PM
VenueDenver Arts & Venues
The Denver Public Art Team will be hosting a pre-application meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. The meeting will cover project backgrounds, goals, and the application process for three recently advertised Requests for Qualifications at Central 70 Cover Park: Bookends, Plaza Sculpture and Mosaic. 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 projects.
Denver Central 70 Cover Park “Bookends”: Budget - $200,000, Open to Colorado Artists and Artist Teams
The Denver Public Art Selection Panel has identified two “bookend” locations for sculptural works. One sculpture will be located on the Columbine Street end of the park and one sculpture on the Clayton Street end of the park. The panel will select one artist or artist team for the project. The panel hopes to see artworks that reflect the rich cultures of the area, both current and historical. The artworks should demonstrate a connection to the community and be inspiring, inter-generational and innovative, and have an educational focus. The works could also be playful and kid-friendly.
Denver Central 70 Cover Park Plaza Sculpture: Budget - $200,000, Open to International Artists or Artist Teams
The Denver Public Art selection panel has identified one central area for this sculptural work. This site is in the central plaza, between the soccer fields and the outdoor amphitheater. The panel is very invested in cultural diversity, local history and community resiliency, and aspires to create gathering spaces that are inclusive, accessible and welcoming to all. The artwork should demonstrate a connection to the community and be inspiring, inter-generational and innovative, and have an educational focus. The work could also be playful and kid-friendly, as well as potentially kinetic. Artists could incorporate a vertical element to promote visibility from within and outside the park.
Denver Central 70 Cover Park Mosaic: Budget - $150,000, Open to Colorado Artists and Artist Teams
The City and County of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission up to two artists or artist teams to create original mosaic public artworks for the Central 70 Cover Park. The selection panel has identified two park locations for mosaic artworks. The first location for mosaic art includes 12 “gateway” structures near the park, each with a surface area of approximately three feet by five feet. The total square footage for art in these gateway structures is approximately 180 feet. The allocated budget for this portion of the project is $100,000. The second location for mosaic art is the community building with a total surface area of approximately 105 square feet with an allocated budget of $50,000. The artworks should demonstrate a connection to the community and be inspiring, inter-generational and innovative, and have an educational focus.
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.
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