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.
Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado
Qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating an exterior public artwork for the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colorado. The budget for this opportunity is $14,000 and the deadline is March 20, 2020. This opportunity is open to Colorado artists only. Applications can be submitted here and full RFQ available here.
University of Colorado Denver, Benson Terrace
Qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating a public sculpture for the new Benson Terrace on the University of Colorado Denver’s campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. The budget for this opportunity is $100,000 and the deadline is April 3, 2020. Applications can be submitted here and full RFQ, with reference images, is available here.