Public Art Commission Pre-Application Meeting
DateFeb 15, 2023
Event Starts5:30 PM
VenueDenver Arts & Venues
Join your Denver Public Art team to learn more about two new projects with budgets ranging from $22,000 to $23,000.
The Denver Public Art Team will be hosting a pre-application meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. The meeting will cover project backgrounds, goals, and the application process for two recently advertised Requests for Qualifications: Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) Education Center in Montbello and Inspiration Point Park. 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.
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) Education Center in Montbello, Budget: Approximately $22,000.00 USD, Open to Colorado Artists and Artist Teams
The Denver Public Art Selection Panel has has identified a potential site for public art at the ELK building entrance, above the front door. This location is visible from multiple vantage points, including the street and ELK parking lot. The panel is very invested in cultural diversity and local history and aspires to create gathering spaces that are inclusive, accessible and welcoming to all nearby residents and Learning Center visitors. The panel hopes to see artwork(s) that acknowledge the land and reflect the rich cultures of the area. The artwork(s) should be interactive and educational, and celebrate coming together in open spaces. Artworks should also speak to the relationships between insects, plant life, animals and humans. Artists applying should have a strong background in community engagement, particularly with youth.
Inspiration Point Park,
Budget: Approximately $23,000.00 USD, Open to Colorado Artists and Artist Teams
The Denver Public Art selection panel has identified a potential site for public art, at a gathering space between the parking lot and the western outlook, at the end of a crusher-fine pathway that includes two concrete benches. Park visitors can also view the site from the southern and northern sidewalks. The Denver city skyline is visible from this location. The panel is invested in cultural diversity and local history and aspires to create a gathering space that is inclusive, accessible and welcoming. Artwork should be interactive, with the ability to be enjoyed by multiple generations. Given the name of the park, artists should explore the idea of "inspiration" by creating artworks that spark wonder, delight and joy. The artwork should enhance the natural beauty of the park and invite visitors to "take their time." It should allow for a moment of physical, mental and emotional respite to appreciate and respect the surrounding natural world. The panel is interested in inviting artists to apply who are new to public artwork and the public art process, particularly muralists who hope to shift toward sculptural work.
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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