Creative-in-Residence Mar Williams, Photo by Dan Chick


Planning is currently in progress for upcoming Creatives-in-Residence.

About the Program

About the Creative-in-Residence Program

The Denver Art Museum received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to produce a series of creative-in-residence programs, featuring local creatives from a variety of disciplines. We are eager to learn how the museum can be a platform for creativity. Let's push the notions of what a museum can be—for visitors, for the creative community and for the institution itself. Things will get wildly creative and maybe a little messy too!

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Learn more at A Living Resource, the official blog/diary/journal of this program.

Previous Residencies

Previous Creatives-in-Residence

Nathan Hall, composer and artist (March 5–March 27, 2015)

Flobots, speech language mythologists (May 2–May 29, 2015)

Arthur Williams, AIFD, floral artist (August 1–August 28, 2015)

Warm Cookies of the Revolution, civic health club (September 15–December 31, 2015)

Viviane Le Courtois, artist (April 5–15, 2016)—A Denver-based artist, Le Courtois built a “thinking pod” inside the exhibition Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out. The most important aspect of Le Courtois’ residency was the participation of visitors whom not only donated materials to weave into the pod’s structure, but also joined in the weaving process and in discussion.

Mar Williams, artist (March 22–May 22, 2016)—This residency was an interactive installation examining the connection between technology, art and individual identity. Each time we access the web we leave traces of our interests, preferences and activities behind that comprise our "online" or technologically augmented identity. Mar's residency involved experimentation with Bluetooth technology to track visitors' interaction with the art and each other in the exhibition Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out, which could be used to create and visualize a unique identity for visitors.

  • Event: Artists & Studios

    Cuatro [4]: A Series of Artist Interactions

    Café Cultura
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017Sunday, February 26, 2017.

    Café Cultura's month-long installation will be inspired by the cultures and people celebrated throughout our pre-Columbian collections and themed around the idea that these so-called past cultures and people are very much alive and still ought to be celebrated today. More