The Denver Art Museum is looking for a local artist or multiple artists working in collaboration to submit a mural project proposal for the reopening of the museum’s Martin Building, slated to open in the fall of 2021.
Working together with the museum and local community, the artist(s) selected for this new, large-scale mural commission should tell a story of the Denver metro area’s vibrant and creative scene, as the mural will serve as a beacon of welcoming to students, families and visitors of all ages who enter the museum’s doors near Denver’s Civic Center Park. The mural will remain on view for up to three years and should aim to enrich the lives of museum visitors by sparking creative thinking and expression.
How to Apply
Update: Applications are now closed.
The ideal artist(s) for this project:
- Mural artist(s) with experience working in a variety of environments.
- Local, with strong ties to communities in the SCFD seven county Denver metro area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties).
- Interested in projects with participatory experiences for the public.
- Interested in collaborating with museum staff in project planning.
Communities of color and other marginalized communities have been underrepresented in art museums over decades, both internally and externally. We believe these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities. One of our goals with our suite of artist programs is to work with a wide range of partners and engage many different artists in the development of programs and spaces. Because of this, preference for this opportunity will be given to artists who do not have a concurrent large-scale project in development with the DAM.
Applications are due by February 12, 2021.
Deadline for applications
Notification of short-listing
Installation of mural, in collaboration with artist and museum staff
Email Erin Cousins, associate manager of creative and public engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jodie Gorochow, associate director of creative and public engagement, at email@example.com with specific questions about this opportunity.
For further details on this project and open call please join our Zoom info session on Wednesday, January 27.