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Creative and Public Engagement at the Denver Art Museum

We believe in creating opportunities for artists to practice public engagement, engage with the DAM’s encyclopedic collection, and push their practice. The museum creates these opportunities so that visitors can spark their own creativity, connect with the artistic process, and unlock new perspectives on art and its role in society.

Are you a creative interested in collaborating with us? We’d love to know more about your work. Learn more about our programs below and opportunities and then contact us through our submission form to inquire further.

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Creative-in-Residence

Please note: CiR is chosen via open call application. See our CiR webpage for application details.

This residency invites the DAM and our Creative-in-Residence to work together and, most importantly, to work with DAM visitors. The intention of this residency is to expand and extend the practices of established creatives through the opportunity of working within an active museum environment. The residency is six months in total. The beginning of the residency is devoted to exploring the museum environment, collections and temporary exhibitions, and developing ideas for public engagement. The subsequent months of the residency will focus on activity within our gallery spaces and direct engagement with our visitors.

Honorarium and materials stipend are included.

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Untitled: Creative Fusions

Untitled: Creative Fusions is the DAM’s monthly late-night program featuring unconventional experiences developed in collaboration with local creatives and community members. From performances to tours and everything in between, spark your own creativity with hands-on workshops and interactive artmaking. With changing themes each month explore new perspectives inspired by the DAM’s collection and temporary exhibitions.

Featured artist: plans, produces, and activates the event in collaboration with the DAM team. Compensation is dependent upon Featured Artist’s practice and participation in the event.

Collaborating creatives: supports the theme of the event with an activity, performance, or other programmatic elements. Compensation is dependent upon the collaborator’s participation in the event.

Honorarium and materials stipend are included.

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Demonstrating Artist Program

The demonstrating artist program takes place in the Studio, a 3000 square foot interactive space, in which visitors are invited to explore the artistic process through hands-on activities. The Studio theme changes 1-2 times per year and ties to an exhibition or campus-wide theme; previous themes include Paint Studio, Print Studio, 3D Studio, Movement Studio, and Flower Studio. In each Studio, we invite local creatives to showcase their work and share their process with our visiting public through weekend art demonstrations. Artists are not required to teach visitors, but rather invite visitors to watch their artistic practice and join them in conversation.

This is a paid opportunity.