This is a call to artists, institutions, musicians, organizations and community members to respond to this moment with what you have been working on, working through, thinking about, or wanting to offer.
As people, in this moment of physical separation, we are existing untethered to institutional space but rather exploring or confronting deeply personal space, unexamined space, a space of shelter and separation. Checking In seeks to offer a platform to present the work of our communities during these challenging times of economic collapse, social injustice, health crises and global uncertainties. Checking In connects ideas with resources, people with partners, performance with platforms. In form, it will follow the form of a progressive dinner where partners, programs and exhibitions will be added within the three-month timeframe.
And yet, our creative and cultural communities are never static and within this pandemic, as communities, we have been checking in; we are calling, texting, tweeting, posting, video conferencing, protesting, advocating or retreating. In this moment of spatial collapse, we are building virtual communities that bypass or dismiss walls, boundaries, or geographic limitations. We are living beyond institutions and shaping civic and human-centered space. We have been both slowing down and speeding up, but always creating or making space for what can heal vs. harm, build vs. destroy, accommodate vs. require.
This is a call for action, and call for art, a call for content, a call to communities to check-in and share what we have not been able to share but would like a way to share, express, offer or exchange.
Partners & Partner Spaces List:
Alto Gallery (offering an exhibition)
Art Students League of Denver (Courtyard, Exterior Spaces)
Black Cube (tbd)
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation (offering a installation window)
Boulder Creative Collective
Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art
Center for Visual Arts
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (Offer a wall for a mural)
Colorado Photographic Art Center
Denver Theatre District (Night Lights equipment on the D&F Tower & potentially LEDs)
Museo De Las Americas
New Genres Collective x Koko Bayer
Old Market Street Station: 16th -18th & Blake Street
Parking Lot: 4890 Zuni; Zuni 49 LLC
Privately owned/Public Studio: 6th & Gilpin Street
Privately owned Garden: Curtis Street (for sculpture)
Privately owned Garden: York Street (for sculpture / installation / or performance)
Rafferty Gardens Porch
RedLine (group exhibition in main exhibition hall)
Rocky Mountain Land Library
Salon Rosalee (offering a window installation)
Suchitra Mattai Studio
S*Park Sustainable Living: Exhibition Space & Outdoor Sculpture & Indoor Mural
Tilt West (virtual platform)
York 38 LLC
Submissions will be paired will be recommended to partner spaces based on space resource, please allocate your space preference in your submission and a community-led process will do our best to pair artist with space preference and logistics.
The Colorado Music Relief Fund was launched on May 21, 2020 and is accepting applications.
If you have already applied for the fund but have not yet heard back regarding a funding decision, please bear with us. We are still reviewing applications and are going through them in the order that they are received.
ABOUT THE FUND:
The Colorado Music Relief Fund is a collaborative effort across sectors, with steering committee members from 7S Management, The Bee Vradenburg Foundation, The Bohemian Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries - Division of OEDIT, Colorado Music Hall of Fame, Colorado State University, Energize Colorado, KBCO, KSUT, The Marigold Project, RedLine, and more. On Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MT, The Colorado Music Relief Fund (CMRF) will launch with a virtual event ‘Banding Together: A Concert for the Colorado Music Relief Fund,’ presented by Breckenridge Brewery, to generate much-needed relief funds to help all those in the Colorado music industry affected by COVID-19.
Musicians and music industry workers residing in El Paso and Teller Counties can also apply through the Bee Vradenburg Foundation
The Colorado Music Relief Fund provides grants of up to $1,000 to musicians and music industry workers (lighting, recording, security, transportation, management, etc.) who live in Colorado, who are experiencing immediate unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19, and whose incomes have been adversely affected due to cancellation of concerts, events, classes, performances, and other creative work.
Grants are made on a rolling basis.
The Colorado Music Relief Fund prioritizes lower-income musicians and music industry workers who have no other source of income.
Grants are open to musicians and music industry workers who have lost more than 25% of their weekly income due to COVID-19 closures, and who need assistance with basic expenses such as food, rent, medical costs, childcare.
These grants can be used for, but are not limited to:
1. Offsetting loss of income due to cancelled concerts, events, and performances
2. Offsetting loss of income for teaching musicians who could not teach during this time because of cancelled classes and school closures
- Documentation of lost income (cancellation notices, or email documentation of cancellations or lost work) will be required on the application
- W9 for individual/applicant will be required to disburse grant funds.
- Due to high volume of applications, notifications will include our best estimate of the current payment disbursement schedule. We are focused on disbursing funds as fast as possible to respond to the urgent needs.
For questions, please contact Louise Martorano, Executive Director, RedLine, firstname.lastname@example.org