Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Creative Residencies at PlatteForum

PlatteForum, a one-of-a-kind arts center in Lower Downtown Denver, is proud to announce the May 5, 2006 deadline for applications to its unique Creative Residency Program.

The program is open to artists in all genres including the visual and performing arts, design arts, new media, installation, filmmaking, writing, book arts and craft/folk arts. Artists can apply as individuals or in collaborative teams. Students may apply but are required to have a teacher or established artist as the lead artist on their project.

Artists apply to use PlatteForum as a studio environment from 4 to 6 weeks, and have access to the studio 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each resident or collaborative team proposes a body of work that will be in part dedicated to creating unique art experiences with youth. Artists receive a modest stipend during their residency.

The youth workshops, defined by the artist, will take place at PlatteFourm. The artist, facilitated by PlatteForum, will collaborate with a select group of underserved youth from DPS schools and/or partner mentoring organizations.

Open studio hours are held for the public to drop in and interact with the artists. An exhibition, performance or presentation will be held at the culmination of the residency, and will include the work of the artist as well as the students who have participated in the workshops.

The May 5, 2006 deadline is for the residency period from September 11, 2006 to May 25 2007. Feel free to call PlatteForum at 303.893.0791 for more information.

PlatteForum, a 2400 square foot art center, is located at 1610 Little Raven St., Suite 125, Denver, Colorado 80202. Application and program guidelines, as well as information about the Creative Residency Program, can be found online at or by calling 303.893.0791.