PlatteForum provides our facility, a stipend ($250/week) to help defray artist expenses, staff support, program administration, workshop support, youth workshop supplies, opening event, press releases, and invitations.
The Creative Residency programs are open to artists in all genres. Applications from established professional artists, emerging artists, and graduate students are welcome. We encourage local, national, and international artists to apply. Artistic excellence, merit, and creative ways for interacting with the public as articulated in the application are important criteria in the selection process. Applicants must be able to speak and understand English. There is a three-year waiting period for former residents (for example, a Creative Resident from the 2011-12 season is not eligible to apply until the 2014-15 season).
More information and application here.
PlatteForum is an award-winning and innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program in Denver that teams underserved urban youth (K-12) with contemporary master artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments. Youth work side by side with resident artists to collaboratively plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work in an environment in which artistic excellence is highly valued. Youth in PlatteForum’s programs delve into a variety of art forms, confronting challenges and obstacles and making life-changing discoveries about who they are, what they are capable of achieving, and where they belong in the world.
PlatteForum selects artists annually from applicants of all artistic genres. The six-ten week residency gives artists the time, support and space to advance their work. PlatteForum inspires them to take risks and explore new possibilities.
Each residency culminates in a public reception where the work and ideas of the creative resident and the youth are presented through a performance, exhibition or artist talk, seminar, or similar presentation, depending on the kind of work created by the creative resident and the youth. Resident artists are asked to donate a piece of art that will be auctioned by PlatteForum to support the residency program.
Modest, private artist studio apartment with private bathroom, shower and bed. Kitchen is available for artists’ use. Computer, wireless internet, and wireless printers are available throughout the facility.
The contemporary facility is over 3,000 square feet with dedicated outdoor sculpture area and plaza. An open studio (2,000 square feet) is surrounded by staff offices, kitchen, restrooms, and private artist/staff quarters with shower, restroom, and bed.
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