Denver Public Art Calls for Qualified Colorado Artists

New projects at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Cranmer Park

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Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, has released two new requests for qualifications (RFQs) for artists who wish to work on public art project(s) at Denver Museum of Nature and Science and/or Cranmer Park.

About the Projects:

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Denver Public Art and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) seek to commission a Colorado artist or team of artists to create a site-specific art installation to be integrated into the exterior site design for the Morgridge Family Exploration Center, formally the new Education & Collections Facility a 126,000-sq. ft. addition on the south side of the existing building. This area is accessible to all citizens, not just ticketed museum-goers. The selection panel encourages artwork that attracts and engages the community with an unexpected element. The artists may be required to participate in some of the programming initiatives held at DMNS or outreach programs to Denver neighborhoods. This commission is open to artist’s or artist teams residing in the state of Colorado. The budget for the artwork(s) is approximately $85,000 USD. Proposals will be accepted at CallforEntry.org through May 28.

Cranmer Park

Denver Public Art seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original three-dimensional work of art for Cranmer Park. The park is located at 4501 E 1st Avenue in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood, east of Colorado Boulevard between East 1st and 3rd Avenues. The Cranmer Park art selection panel has recommended a site-specific, unique work of art to be designed, fabricated and installed for the park. Specific locations for proposed artworks are to be determined at semifinalists’ site visit. This commission is open to artist’s or artist teams residing in the state of Colorado. The budget is approximately $75,000 USD. Proposals will be accepted at CallforEntry.org through May 28.

 

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