Greene Fellowship 

The Greene Fellowship aims to help working creators grow their careers into financially self-sustaining pursuits through a year-long stipend, business skills training and support, and network development. The program believes that the world benefits and heals from people pursuing their passions with ambitious and inspiring visions combined with practical strategies towards building success and financial independence.

The Greene Fellowship will award one to three artists per year with a $28,000 Unrestricted Fellowship to support their creative practice, studio space, and professional development goals. The application is a two-stage process that includes an initial portfolio review submitted via online application form and then an in-person interview. 

Each Greene Fellow will be provided with opportunities for studio visits, monthly professional development workshops, access to exhibition and commission opportunities, financial & business planning support, peer-to-peer studio visits & critiques, and access to mentorship. 

Application Checklist

1) Name

2) Address

3) Brief Artist Statement (300 words or less)

4) Artwork Samples

5) Eligibility Form (Located Below)

Application Timeline

Applications Open: July 1, 2022

Virtual Information Session: August 1, 2022 @ 5:30 PM (on zoom) 

Application Closes: August 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Jury Review: September 1 - September 30, 2022

Notification for interview or declination: by October 10, 2022

Interviews Scheduled: October 11 - 17, 2022

Notification of Award: November 1, 2022 

Award Schedule: Artists will receive fellowship disbursements of $7,000, four times  within a 12 month period with the first being upon Fellowship Award notification. The payment schedule specifically will be as follows: November 1, February 1, May 1, August 1.


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 new and evolving challenges. The continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, social and economic unrest, and uncertain futures are affecting all Coloradans. 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 2022.

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 for more information, frequently asked questions, and eligibility requirements for this grant program.






FEMA ArtWorks South Platte River Mobile Art Project - Call for Artists 

Project Amount: $45,000 (This amount must cover all artist/artist team project expenses.)

Description: The Project seeks an artist, or artist group, to develop a mobile art experience for use at outdoor, publicly accessible, community events in the Overland Park, Rosedale and Ruby Hill neighborhoods of Denver, Colorado.

Vision: We want community members to gain a greater understanding of their place within the South Platte River floodplain and to take action to mitigate their flood risk. The mobile art experience should be interactive and accessible to the broad range of people living and working in these specific neighborhoods. It should reflect the local character, including ages and languages.

Medium: Any variety of media/artwork that can be transported to multiple community events. It must include an element(s) that will be developed by community members. The community events are expected to be 1-day events, with set up and take down required. Between events the experience must be kept secure and stored by the artist/artist team. Events are expected to be outdoors. However, if the experience is also feasible for indoor display, these events can be considered as well, as long as they are free and available to the public. The events have not yet been selected.

Audience: General public including children and adults of all ages and mobility.

Flood Mitigation
Flood mitigation reduces a person’s and/or property’s risk to future flooding events. Mitigation allows residents to return home more quickly, with less damage, and less expense. It focuses on thinking about how to reduce risk before a disaster happens, so that when it does, the impacts are reduced. Flood mitigation examples include:

  • Protecting your investment in your home by purchasing flood insurance.
  • Elevating your home above the floodwaters. 
  • Elevating or floodproofing mechanical units, ductwork, electrical systems and other utilities to protect against damage and reduce repair costs. 
  • Installing flood vents in foundation walls, garages and other enclosed areas. 
  • Using flood-resistant building materials. 
  • Keeping the natural wetland/overflow areas adjacent to waterways open and vegetated.

Entry Requirements

  • Preference will be given to Artists and/or art collaboratives that live, work, or have a connection to  the Overland Park, Rosedale, or Ruby Hill neighborhoods.  
  • The art may not include political messages, copyrighted materials, or brands. 
  • The art should connect to local communities and their stories. 
  • The art should have a positive tone.
  • The art must incorporate flood mitigation in a meaningful way. 
  • The art must be mobile and present for at least three community events within or near the communities of Rosedale, Ruby Hill and Overland Park in the 2023 timeline. The artist must plan for storage of the experience between events. 
  • The art must involve the community, either in the creation of the art and/or during community events. 
  • Events must be approved by FEMA, and may be suggested at the time of submission, or identified later in the process. Events should not have a political focus, should be free to attend and follow the laws and regulations of the City and County of Denver.

FEMA Support 

  • There is no entry fee. 
  • FEMA will provide documentation support (video and/or photography) for the project development process and at public events. The artist will have usage rights for products along with FEMA. 
  • FEMA will support with guidance, information, data, and education on flood mitigation throughout the process as needed. This may include meetings with the artist or artist group to clarify flood risk and mitigation, developing information and language on flood mitigation and risk to support the project, and/or reviewing materials that reference flood mitigation and risk. 
  • FEMA will conduct and support outreach to the communities, and advertising and promotion of the experience at evens in partnership with the artist or artist group, to involve them in the project and/or help support participation at the public events. 

Review Metrics

  • Community Involvement – a clear plan for how the process and/or outcome will involve the community and invite them to contribute to the art concept. 
  • Interactive – Some portion of the art should be built and/or experienced by the participants of the community event.
  • Climate Change – The art should carry the message that although climate change is expected to make flooding events more costly to recover from, you can protect your family and investments. 
  • Equity – The increase and severity of disasters disproportionately impact historically underserved communities. The art should include the cultural perspectives of the underserved population that lives and works within the identified neighborhoods.

Informational Session Information:
June 21st at 11am on Zoom
This will provide more information on what mitigation is, examples of the mobile projects that inspired this call for art, and cover any questions you have about the content, process or logistics. If you are unable to attend, you can see the slide deck and the Q and A on the submittable page following this session.  
Please direct questions or comments to

Application Checklist: 

  1. Project Title
  2. Lead Contact Information (name, e-mail, and partners/collaborators on the project that are connected to the specific neighborhoods)
  3. Budget
  4. Timeline
  5. Collaborator’s Information
  6. Project Description
  7. Desired Medium
  8. Description of how the art will be presented at community events in the specific neighborhoods
  9. Work samples (5-7)
  10. Project references (3)
  11. Artist statement

Project Timeline

  • Opportunity Posted: May 16, 2022
  • Application Deadline: June 27, 2022
  • Selection Process Complete: July 18, 2022
  • Notification Sent: July 29, 2022
  • Project Award(s) and Agreement(s): August 22, 2022
  • Project Creation: September 2022 through April 2023
  • Community Event Participation: April 2023 through September 2023 

Reporting will coincide with major project milestones and will be defined in the agreement(s). A minimum of three project update meetings will occur where milestones will be reported.

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