Hey Denver Area Creatives: Answer the DAM's Open Call for Summer Plaza Installation

Hey Denver Area Creatives: Answer the DAM's Open Call for Summer Plaza Installation

To celebrate a summer filled with flower-related programs, the Denver Art Museum is seeking local creatives to participate in this year’s plaza installation. The DAM is looking for creatives who use flowers as either material or subject matter in a community open call.

The museum will be activating its outdoor plaza space with artistic installations and live programming from June–September. This year, the DAM partnered with local architecture firm Gensler, along with StudioTJOA and Studio NYL, to create an installation titled Bloom. The design of Bloom is meant to provide an open framework for artistic interventions and programming produced by the creative community.

Bloom is constructed entirely from 12” diameter cardboard tubes. Typically used as concrete forms, their purpose has been reimagined by Gensler as a vessel for flower-filled creations, and as a site for live programming. There are two separate callsone for installed artistic interventions, where there will be two designs selected and one for live public programming, where there are 12 spaces available.

To get the full scoop, download the call for proposals (PDF) or these FAQs (PDF).

Creatives from diverse disciplines (i.e. musicians, gardeners, chefs, etc.) encouraged to applygroup and individual applications welcome. Submissions are due Tuesday, March 31 at 5 pm. Participants will be selected in early April.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenette Preciado at jpreciado@denverartmuseum.org.

The summer plaza installation is generously funded by the PB&K Family Foundation.

Jaime Kopke is the adult and college program manager in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. She has been with the DAM since 2011 and is always scouting for community creatives to collaborate with. Send her an email.