Sculpture Dedicated To Indigenous People (Boulder, CO) - Call For Artists

Public Art Sculpture Dedicated To Indigenous People (Boulder, CO) – Call For Artists

Public Art Sculpture Dedicated To Indigenous People (Boulder, CO) – Call For Artists

The Dairy Arts Center invites artists’ proposals for a permanent public art sculpture dedicated to Indigenous people in the Boulder, Colorado community and region. The intent is to acknowledge the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the land occupied by the Dairy.

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Deadline: 12 Oct 2020

This call is open to Indigenous artists only. A selection committee of Indigenous community members, artists and activists will lead the Dairy in the review and selection of the proposals. When a final proposal is selected, the Visual Arts curator will work with and support the selected artist(s) in the production of the project, from technical development to engagement. The completed work shall be installed in time to honor Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 12, 2020.

“Acknowledgment is a critical public intervention, a necessary step toward honoring Native communities and enacting the much larger project of decolonization and reconciliation. Join us in adopting, calling for, and spreading this practice.” – Honor Native Land: a guide and call to acknowledgment, US Department of Arts & Culture

The selected artist will receive up to $10,000 for time and materials. Additional funding for installation or other needs will be considered.

Artists’ Responsibilities

Artists’ responsibilities will be defined in a written commission agreement, which may include, but will not be limited to agreeing to:

  • Work with curator and staff, along with possible consultants (for example, structural engineers or art conservators) to finalize material specifications and fabrication plans (including technical drawings), to ensure the artwork’s durability for display in an outdoor context.
  • Work with curator and staff to develop final fabrication budget.
  • Adhere to established schedule and deadlines for the project.
  • Participate in periodic presentations with various community constituencies.
  • Participate in documentation of the project’s development with Dairystaff.
  • Work with the Dairy staff and contractors and being present during the installation of the piece.
  • Communicate regularly with Dairy staff throughout the development, fabrication, and installation of the project.

About Dairy Arts Center

Dairy Arts Center was founded in 1992 to provide cooperative workspaces for local artists and venues for live performance in Boulder County. Originally owned by the Watts-Hardy Dairy, the building’s transformation from a former milk-processing facility to a thriving multi-disciplinary arts hub for Boulder and beyond is a nationally recognized example of constructive urban development and renewal. The Dairy’s founders envisioned a community arts center where artists of all genres would create and inspire each other and the greater community.

Today, this dream of shared art making is a thriving reality. The Dairy’s 42,000 square foot facility houses disciplines ranging from visual arts, theater, and film to dance and music. A professional environment complete with art galleries, performance venues, teaching studios, offices, rehearsal spaces, dance studios, and a 60-seat art-house cinema, it is Boulder’s largest multi-disciplinary arts center.

The Dairy’s audience spans all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels, from young student to seasoned performer and from first-time to seasoned theatergoers. The audience is inclusive of all ages and backgrounds as well as adults and children of various cultures and levels of ability. The facility is accessible to persons with physical mobility challenges.

For more information, contact visualarts@thedairy.org.

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