PlatteForum Artist Residency Opportunity for 2020/2021
Now accepting applications through March 15th 2020
PlatteForum, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, is an award-winning and innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program in Denver that teams under-resourced youth with professional artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments. Youth work side by side with resident artists to collaboratively plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work in an environment in which artistic excellence is highly valued. Youth in PlatteForum’s programs delve into a variety of art forms, confronting challenges and obstacles and making life-changing discoveries about who they are, what they are capable of achieving, and where they belong in the world.
PlatteForum, as an artist community, supports the creation and presentation of new art and ideas by contemporary artists. By supporting working artists, PlatteForum generates dialogue in the larger community about the role of the artist in society. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residences are built upon the notion of engaging the broader community in the creation of new work, where artists, youth, and the public collaborate. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expanded thinking about what art is and can be.
Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only four to five slots awarded each year. Each residency gives the artist, the time, space and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists for only four to five available slots in the Artist Residency program each season. Residencies are typically 6-8 weeks in duration.
Residency time slots follow the approximate schedule:
- Residency A: Sept-Oct 2020
- Residency B: Jan-March 2021
- Residency C: March-May 2021
- Residency D: June-July 2021
- Residency E: June/July 2021
PlatteForum is a member of the Alliance of Artist Communities, an international organization that advances creativity. Community connections nurtured by collaborations and partnerships with organizations, schools, and individuals that extend the artist’s aesthetic are integral to each residency. The PlatteForum approach — teaming creative residents with youth and the community — makes a valuable contribution to our city’s cultural discourse, fosters personal growth for the artist, and positively impacts the lives of participating individuals. PlatteForum’s uniqueness gives artists, youth, and community members opportunities that they might not find elsewhere.
2400 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM