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Colorado Art In Public Places

The Art in Public Places Program (AiPP) was established by the Colorado Legislature in 1977 to create enjoyment and pride for citizens of the state by placing artwork in publicly accessible locations in state buildings. Colorado’s public art statute requires an allocation of one-percent (1%) of capital construction funds for new or renovated state buildings to be set aside for the acquisition of works of art, the process of which is administered by Colorado Creative Industries (CCI). The program also oversees the Creative Capitol program, which showcases artwork by Colorado artists in the State Capitol Complex, and highlights Colorado relevant themes.



Western Colorado University, Vehicle Maintenance and Mountain Search and Rescue Garage, Gunnison, CO

Qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating a site-specific interior public artwork for Western Colorado University’s Vehicle Maintenance and Mountain Search and Rescue Garage in Gunnison, Colorado. The Art Selection Committee is looking to commission an artwork to be located on the floor of the reception area of the garage. The total budget for this project is $22,000 and the deadline for submissions is August 16, 2019. Online applications can be submitted here and full RFQ is available here.


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