Making and Doing with the DAM

Call for Proposals: Summer Installation at the DAM

Exciting news for anyone who loves designing, tinkering, hammering things together, museums, and people: The DAM is looking for Front Range area architects or artists to design a sculptural installation for Martin Plaza next summer. During the summer of 2014, the DAM will be showcasing several exhibitions and programs related to the idea of sculpture. This outdoor project is meant to complement the museum’s offerings, while also adding a knock-your-socks-off, interactive feature to the larger Civic Center complex.

The parameters are fairly open – design an interactive sculptural installation. Visitors can interact with the piece itself, or the installation can get people to interact with each other. You just have to show us you can not only design it, but that you can build it, too. Make it one structure, make it three – we are open! Should it be a place for visitors to lounge and converse? Or does your vision include a giant slide? We can’t wait to find out.

To get the full scoop, the call for proposals is located here (PDF). There are a lot more details involved, so please read it thoroughly.

To see images of the plaza and an architectural rendering of the space, go here (PDF).

We’ve also found some great examples of sculptural projects from around the world that we adore. We’ll be posting them regularly to our Tumblr site, the Denver Art Museum Collective, for inspiration. So pull out your sketch book and get designing. Applications are due February 14, and the winner will be announced in early March.

Jaime Kopke is the adult and college program manager in the education department at the Denver Art Museum. She has been with the DAM since 2011 and is always scouting for community creatives to collaborate with for A&C programs. Send her an email.