Students with artworks in school
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
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: May 15, 2018

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, 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 May 15, 2018. We will draw our 2018–19 lottery winners on May 16, and contact all applicants immediately.


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

1) Title I status or identification of limited access to arts-related resources

2) Commitment to the arts

3) Interest in community engagement

4) 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.