Call for Artists

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Be a Part of Art in Lafayette!

The Lafayette Cultural Resources Department is looking for artists to submit work for the following programs:

See & Respond


Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds are invited to See & Respond to the 2019 Lafayette Colorado Art on the Street collection by writing poems or creating 2-D works of art in any medium that are inspired by any of the 2019 Art on the Street sculptures. 

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Chalk art contest at the Lafayette Farmers Market

Live Street Chalk Off Competition

Attention all artists: Our monthly Live Street Chalk-Off competition at the Lafayette Farmers Markets is looking for artists to compete for a grand prize of $700 and chance to submit final art for a public art installation on N. Public Rd. The farmers market takes place in old town Lafayette on the 400 block of East Simpson St. The Chalk-Off competition will were feature three artists each on Thursdays - June 27th, July 25 or August 22, with the Grand Finale on September 26. 

All interested artists should email a brief description and rendering of their proposed piece to Elyse Wood at community@bcfm.org or call 303-910-2236 for more information. Proposed pieces should be family friendly using the theme “What Makes Lafayette Great.”. Each artist will use a 24 by 24 inch paver. Selected artists will receive 45 assorted Blick soft pastels and $75 stipend. One winner will be selected each month, and the three finalists will compete for the grand prize on Thursday, September 26. Winners will be selected by market attendees.  This contest is hosted and sponsored by the Lafayette Farmers Market.

Call for artists - Old Town art project

You’ve seen the bulky boxes on Public Road and Simpson Street. Wouldn’t they look better with some color? The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority is looking for artists to transform street-side objects (electrical boxes, voltage meters, etc) into eclectic artworks! 
To apply, send a proposal to rogerc@cityoflafayette.com by the 20th of each month. Include the address, a photograph of your proposed “canvas”, a sketch and description of your concept. Also include a link to your website, or at least three images of your artwork.
Locations must be on Public Road or East Simpson Street and easily visible to passersby. Projects must include 3-D components such as mechanical cabinets. Utility boxes owned by Excel Energy are not eligible for this project.
Stipends paid to the artists will be determined by the complexity and size of the proposed project, with a minimum fee of $250 and a maximum fee of $1000.
This contest is sponsored by the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority. Proposals are due by June 20, July 20, August 20, 2019
Contact: Roger Caruso; (303) 661-1262

City Gallery Walls

 
Call for Artists!  The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division is looking for artists and arts organizations to display their work on city gallery walls for 2-month long exhibitions through 2020.  The City of Lafayette has three facilities with beautiful gallery walls to display artwork on a rotating basis: Senior Center, City Hall and Lafayette Library.  24 artists or artist collaborations will have the opportunity for an exhibition each year. Artists should apply at http://bit.ly/80026GalleryCFA.  This is a rolling call.
Selected artists should read and complete the Guidelines and Inventory Sheet before hanging.
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Michael Adams Poetry Prize

 - Call for Poets and Spoken Word Call for Entries - ENDED
Join us for the Michael Adams Poetry Prize Reading and Awards on Saturday, November 17 7-9pm at The Collective.
Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to host the annual Michael Adams Poetry Prize.   Named in honor of the poet Michael Adams, the Michael Adams Poetry Prize aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. For more information about the contest and the reading visit the Michael Adams Poetry prize page.

Art on the Street 2019 - Closed


The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee is looking for submissions for the 2019 Art on the Street program.  Art on the Street is the largest sculpture on loan program in Boulder County. 20 works will be selected; artists will each receive a $750 honorarium for a one installation, with additional $100 for artists who live more than 250 miles away.  Sculpture must be available for one year, with installation the first week of April 2018. All sculptures are for sale in this year long, outdoor art display. Artworks on are eligible for the $1000 Jean Mellblom People's Choice Award or the $250 People’s Choice Award.
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Arts in the Community Grants

 
- Closed until July 2019
Grants Due September 10
Individuals or organizations may apply for a grant to support arts or culture-related projects within the community. The LCAC awards money, usually not exceeding $1000 per grant, to fund projects which will directly benefit the city and residents of Lafayette.  Find out more about Arts in Community Grants

 

Arts in Education Grants 

 
- Closed until February 2019
Local teachers may apply for a grant to support arts or culture-related projects geared towards students within the community. Each year the LCAC will determine the total amount of funding available and the maximum grant award amount.  Find out more about Arts in Education Grants.

 

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize


The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission hosts the annual Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize, for English and Spanish Language Lafayette poets grades k - 8.  Entries are due in the Spring.   Complete details and entry form can be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/LYPP.
Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize
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Art Night Out - Artist Booth Space 


The final Art Night Out of 2018 is September 14, and the Art Market is full.
 Art Night Out will return May of 2019
Crafted Life will be jurying and running the Art Market at Art Night Out. Applications will be available here: www.artmarketlafayette.com/
Artists set up on Public Road between Cannon and Emma Streets.  This is an arts focused event and non-arts related vendors may not apply.
These programs are funded with generous grants from:
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