RedLine is excited to announce new satellite artist studio space at the ArtPark located at 1930 35th Street. This RedLine Satellite is a unique, temporary (5-Year) opportunity to be in partnership with Focus Points - CoCuA (similar to Comal) which incubates culinary business start-ups within immigrant communities, The Denver Public Library and the River North Art District to develop a campus of like-minded and community-driven organizations in the Globeville-Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. The campus includes 8 artist studios that will be managed by RedLine and subleased to emerging and mid-career artists for one year with a one year option to renew. All artists are invited to apply and studios will be awarded through a community-selection process. Satellite Studios are not part of RedLine’s primary 2-year Artist-in-Residence program and thus that they are not fully-funded and require a $225 - 250/month rent per participating artist based on studio size. Participating artists will, however, will have access to much of the programmatic offerings, professional development and networking that RedLine’s residency provides. Studios range from 350 - 450 sq. Ft and will be available starting this September. Official move-in date will be provided once construction is complete. Lease-terms will not begin until the move-in date is finalized.
Eligibility: RedLine is prioritizing artists who have connections to the surrounding neighborhoods including Five Points, Globeville-Elyria-Swansea, Cole and Whittier, and does not or will not have an existing studio as of September 1, 2021. Furthermore, artists should apply who embrace this creative campus as an opportunity to collaborate with like-minded artists, the neighborhood and the organizations that share the campus (Focus Points - CoCuA and The Denver Public Library). There will be a woodshop/maker space that will be available to all leasing artists as well as a small gallery for exhibitions.
Requirements: The RedLine Satellite Studios require a one year lease with an option to renew for one year. Artists have to be willing to participate in an active community of artists and program partners that share the campus. Artists will also be asked to participate during the inaugural opening of the ArtPark on September 25, 2021 and RedLine’s annual gala that will be held at the ArtPark on October 7, 2021.
Application Posted: July 10, 2021
Application Deadline: August 10, 2021
Selection Committee Review: August 11 - 25, 2021
Interview: August 25 -31, 2021
Applicants Notified: September 1, 2021
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Artist Statement or Bio
- Please describe one opportunity you believe this Satellite Studio program will bring to your career and practice as an artist?
- What is one challenge that you face in your current practice and how will this studio space help you to potentially address that challenge, if at all?
- The ArtPark is a campus that includes indoor/outdoor space, a branch of the Denver Public Library, and a Focus Points culinary incubator project entitled CoCuA Please share one idea you would like to potentially explore if awarded a studio within this shared campus of partners and/or with the fellow studio artists? To learn more about the partners, please visit: https://www.rinoartpark.com/
- Please share what connection or history you have to the neighborhood or surrounding neighborhoods, residents, businesses or organizations?
- Do you have any accessibility needs?
- Is there anything else you would like to share?
About RedLine Contemporary Art Center
RedLine is a nonprofit contemporary art center that fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. Learn More at www.redlineart.org.
CoCuA is a new social enterprise from Focus Points Family Resource Center, a non-profit based in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood of Denver. CoCuA, an acronym for Community Culinary Accelerator is the sister program of Comal Heritage Food Incubator, a training program for low-income immigrant and refugee women who are aspiring food entrepreneurs. CoCuA expands on Comal's incubator concept and focuses on accelerating established microbusinesses. This is accomplished by creating a program that integrates education with daily business operations. CoCuA will offer commissary spaces for a number of small businesses, while operating a cafe and retail space to serve the Cole, Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, and Five Points communities. With personal and business development resources, as well as continuing education available to participating business owners, the goal of the program is to accelerate each business out of CoCuA and transition to a space in line with their personal and business goals.
About Arts in Society
Arts in Society is a collaborative grant-making program that fosters cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans. Since 2017, the program has distributed over $2 million to fund 91 projects across the state that incorporate arts and creativity in addressing some our communities' most important problems.
Today, we recognize that Colorado is facing a great new problem. The financial, health, and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt by all. This includes our state's residents, artists, businesses, and non-profit organizations. We also recognize that art and creativity have always played a role at the front line of any emergency, and that funding for cross-sector work through the arts has never been more important.
Arts in Society grants will provide funding to support individuals and organizations who seek to implement projects that utilize the arts as an integral element in promoting social justice and community welfare, including, but not limited, to projects responding to COVID-19 related needs. Grants will range in size from $5,000-$35,000. Grant funds will be distributed in December 2021.
Grants will be determined by a selection panel, which seeks projects that best broaden the understanding of the role arts play in society, demonstrate cross-sector work, exhibit cultural relevancy, foster community engagement, illustrate artistic excellence, and present opportunities for shared learning. Colorado artists, activists, non-profit organizations, universities, schools, and government agencies are all eligible to apply. Previous Arts in Society grant recipients are welcome to apply.
In addition to receiving financial support, Arts in Society grantees participate in a learning community program through which they share expertise and learn with like-minded practitioners from across the state.
Please visit www.redlineart.org/arts-in-society for more information, frequently asked questions, and eligibility requirements for this grant program.