Opportunities

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY: FIRE STATION 35 at DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
$200,000 COMMISSION
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Tuesday, Dec. 30, 12PM MST

Denver Fire Station 35 is being constructed at 75th Ave. and Peña Blvd. to provide landside fire and rescue services to travelers, employees and visitors of Denver International Airport (DEN), including but not limited to service of the new Westin Hotel and the overall Hotel and Transit Center. Denver Fire Station 35 will be positioned between Peña Blvd. and 75th on Jackson Gap Road. Design of the new facility has begun and construction of the new facility will begin in spring 2015. The DEN Art and Culture’s Public Art Program is currently soliciting applications for an exterior commission for Denver Fire Station 35 – either an integrated work on the southern façade or a free-standing piece on the west side of the property. This commission is open to all artists/artist teams working in all media; however, semifinalists are anticipated to propose work that is reflective of the required qualifications. To apply and for additional information, please visit:  flydenver.slideroom.com or contact mandy.renaud@flydenver.com.

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY: CENTRAL DENVER RECREATION CENTER
$165,000 COMMISSION
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Monday, Jan. 5, 11:59PM MST

The Denver Public Art program and the Central Denver 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-built Central Denver Recreation Center. The Central Denver 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. This unique location provides an opportunity to connect to and extend City Park into the urban environment along Colfax Avenue, the longest continuous street in the nation. The City Park Esplanade which extends south from City Park along the eastern portion of the Recreation Center’s site provides opportunities to restore the historic connections to East High School and the historic Esplanade. This pivotal location also provides an opportunity to strengthen connections between the renewed energy of a quickly redeveloping Colfax and the adjacent historic residential neighborhoods to the north and the south. In coordination with Denver Public Schools, Denver Parks and Recreation is working to build a facility that provides greatly needed recreation opportunities to a currently underserved population in the surrounding areas. The 68,000 SF facility will include swimming pools, a gymnasium, fitness areas, community gathering spaces, classrooms and outdoor amenities. The site will be designed in a way to create a new venue for community gathering. The selection panel is interested in commissioning an artist or group of artists to collaborate with the design team to integrate artwork that can successfully connect the exterior/facade of the center with the interior space. To apply and for additional information, please visit CallforEntry.org.

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY: SHOEMAKER PLAZA
$40,000 COMMISSION
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Monday, Jan. 5, 11:59PM MST

The Denver Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for the redevelopment of the Shoemaker Plaza in Confluence Park. The park is located at 2200 15th St. at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek.  The selection panel has recommended a site specific artwork to be integrated in the new construction of the plaza and site. This commission is open to Colorado artists/artist teams working in all media. The commission amount is approximately $40,000. To apply and for additional information, please visit CallforEntry.org.

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY: BABI YAR PARK, PUBLIC ART PERFORMANCE BASED PROJECT
APPROXIMATELY $15,000 COMMISSION
DEADLINE: Monday, Jan. 26, 5PM MST

The Denver Public Art program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original performance based artwork for the Babi Yar Park. The performance based artwork can be an original music composition, dance, spoken word, or a combination of various disciplines. The performance based artwork should be site specific and unique to the park’s vision as a living memorial to the thousands of Jews, Gypsies, Ukrainians and others who were tragically murdered between the years 1941-1943, at the Babi Yar ravine on the outskirts of Kiev. The performance will take place at Babi Yar Park on a date to be determined. Documentation of the performance is a requirement of the artist/artist team. More information is available online. Please apply at www.youjudgeit.org/denverartsvenues.