people making prints
an instructor and a child working on a print project
2 children and instructor working on print project
a child holding up a print he made
3 kids holding up prints they made
2 children working on art project
woman and child looking at art in display case
students looking at Native American moccasins in a glass case in their school
students learning about Native American artworks in their school
Art Lives here program in a school
Art Lives Here program in a school
Students with artworks in school
Artworks from the Denver Art Museum in a school as part of Art Lives Here program
Art Lives Here program in a school

Apply for Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí 

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Is your school actively engaged in promoting the arts? Do you work for a community center focused on exposing youth and families to new creative experiences and opportunities? Apply here to collaborate with the Denver Art Museum to bring the Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí program to your site.

Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí is a FREE program created with the Denver Art Museum and your school or organization’s community. A collection of unique museum objects would live at your site for about a month. Children, staff, and families can enjoy the exhibition to help bring your programming to life. Art Lives Here reinforces organizational values, sparks intercultural dialogue and empathy, and builds community through shared experience.

We recognize that each community has unique assets, and we work to honor and support these throughout the program with a choice-based planning approach.

If you think your community would love this program and you meet the criteria listed below, please complete an application to share more about your organization and why you want to bring this experience to your site. Your application will then be entered into a lottery. Please apply by April 12, 2019. We will draw our 2019-2020 lottery winners on April 15, and contact all applicants immediately.


We are interested in working with schools and community centers meeting the following criteria:

1) Title I designation or equivalent socio-economic level, required

2) Within a 15-mile radius of the DAM

3) Commitment to the arts

4) Interest in community engagement

5) Serving youth (Early Childhood, K-12 audiences) and families

Please click here to apply for the Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí lottery!

Kristina Mahoney is the manager of teacher and school outreach programs in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. Kristina has been at the DAM since 2010 and her favorite artwork that has been on view here is Still Men Out There, Bjorn Melhus.