With 1% of all public improvement project budgets in the city going towards public art — over $40 million so far, Denver is a great place to be an artist.
Sample Artist Contract
Sample Insurance Documents
Sample Art Budget
Prevailing Wage Overview
Public Art 101 Powerpoint Presentation
Helpful Websites for Artists
Funding Sources for Individual Artists
Public Art Program Guidelines for City Managers
Public Art 201: Creating a Winning Proposal
If you are an artist seeking a commission to create a piece of public art in Denver, we want to hear from you. Please email Michael.Chavez@denvergov.org for information on program guidelines, selection processes and deaccession and relocation guidelines. If you would like to apply for a commission, create an account on CafE (Call for Entry).
Denver Arts & Venues oversees the Public Art program and guides all activities. The guidelines below are intended to clarify public art procedures and answer questions Capital Improvement Project Managers and other City employees may have regarding the program. Contact Public Art Program Manager, Michael Chavez at Michael.Chavez@denvergov.org or 720-865-5561.