Denver Public Art Opportunities

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Denver Public Art Project
Carla Madison Portrait
Budget: $7,000 USD
OPENS: Monday, Dec. 12
DEADLINE: Monday, Jan. 16, 11:59 PM MST

The City of Denver Public Art Program and the Carla Madison Recreation Center Art Selection Panel is seeking to commission a portrait of the late Denver City Councilwoman, Carla Madison, who died at age 54. The call is only open to Colorado artists.

The goal of this project is to creating a unique and inspiring work in honor of late Denver City Councilwoman, Carla Madison.

This project is open to artists who currently live and work in the state of Colorado regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical handicap. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.  

Read the full RFQ. Please submit your application at callforentry.org by Monday, Jan. 16.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Public Art Project
Denver Carla Madison Recreation Center
Budget: $45,000 USD
OPENS: Monday, Dec. 12
DEADLINE: Monday, January 16, 11:59 PM MST

The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program and the Carla Madison Recreation Center Art Selection Panel has released a Request for Qualifications for artists who wish to work on a public art project for the soon-to-be-finished Carla Madison Recreation Center. The Carla Madison Recreation Center will be the first urban recreation Center in the state of Colorado, located on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Josephine Street in central Denver.

The selection panel seeks a unique, one-of-a-kind artwork that is appropriate for the Carla Madison Recreation Center and for the diverse community that utilizes it. The artwork should speak to the historical nature of the Esplanade, City Park, the adjacent East High School, and the uniqueness of Colfax Avenue. The artwork should also attempt to incorporate themes of movement, transportation, and the idea of a “journey.” The artwork can also speak to the literary connections in the area, including East High School graduate, Neal Cassady and the historic statue celebrating Scottish poet Robert Burns.

This project is open to artists who currently live and work in the state of Colorado regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical handicap. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.  

Read the full RFQ. Please submit your application at callforentry.org by Monday, Jan. 16.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Denver Public Art Project
Paco Sanchez Park
Budget: approximately $18,000 USD
OPENS: Monday, Dec. 12
DEADLINE: Monday, January 23, 2017 11:59 PM MST

The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program and the Paco Sanchez Park Art Selection Panel has released a Request for Qualifications for artists who wish to work on a public art project for the Paco Sanchez Park. The park is the new site for the Re-imagine Play project, intended to be a multi-generational activity and play area that gives park users of all ages the opportunity to remain active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

The selection panel seeks a unique, one-of-a-kind artwork(s) appropriate for  Paco Sanchez Park and for the visitors who utilize the park. The artwork should speak to community-based connections: history of the area, the legacy of Paco Sanchez, and the native residents of the Villa Park neighborhood. The selection panel is looking for artists who can demonstrate experience integrating artwork into the built environment and into the surrounding landscape. The art selection panel would like to ensure that artwork is commissioned from a Colorado resident and fabricated in Colorado.

This project is open to artists residing in Colorado, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply for this commission.

Read the full RFQ. Please submit your application at callforentry.org by Monday, Jan. 23.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Denver Public Art Project
Denver Zoo/City Park Project
Budget: $285,000 USD
OPENS: Monday, Dec. 12
DEADLINE: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:59 MST

The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for the exterior façade of a building on Denver Zoo’s property. The building is located on the southeastern side of the Zoo, adjacent to Denver’s City Park and facing City Park’s Duck Lake.  

The panel is particularly interested in artworks that explore the interplay between the built and natural environment, that celebrate the Denver Zoo and City Park and highlight the transition between the two, that are sensitive to nearby wildlife and are calming yet innovative, and provide visitors with another reason to pause at the site. The artwork should have a daytime and nighttime presence.

This project is open nationally to all artists, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists with experience integrating artwork(s) onto existing building façades are encouraged to apply. Emerging artists are also encouraged to apply for this commission.

Read the full RFQ. Please submit your application at callforentry.org by Monday, Jan. 23.

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