University of Northern Colorado - Campus Commons
Artwork Budget: $255,000
Deadline: January 30, 2017
Link to the Online Call and Application here.
Link to PDF of call here.

Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific, exterior public artwork(s) for the University of Northern Colorado’s Campus Commons. The Art Selection committee is looking to commission an outdoor artwork or series of artworks for the exterior of the Campus Commons. The building has a procession of public spaces from its exterior approach to the “front porch” main entrance through to the open lobby, and the art selection committee is looking for an artwork or series of works that embrace this sense of journey and discovery of the approach to the building. Artworks should consider a day/night presence – the building will change in character throughout the day by usage, and will be open often at  night for performances and events. By embracing an exterior location, the committee is hoping to denote that art happens within the building, since the Campus Commons will be the new location for the campus art gallery, and will host performances. The committee is most interested in selecting an artist who can create an artwork with multiple components that be in various exterior locations around the building and can be experienced in a variety of ways. Exterior locations (images below) include the main entry to the building, a triangular grass quad to the southeast of the building, and a quad area that will be between the Campus Commons and the existing University Center. UNC is hoping to activate these exteriors areas and create the desire for students to linger and utilize these spaces for hanging out, studying, etc. The selection committee would like the art installation to consider the thematic goals of the building, including its role in facilitating a journey and a layered experience.  Artwork could consist of multiple pieces throughout/potential for varying scales and locations on the exterior, and perhaps consider unexpected encounters. The building will be accessed primarily on foot or bike, so artwork should consider the experience on a pedestrian scale.
Applications accepted via Application can be accessed here.
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Artwork Budget: $1,000
Deadline: January 30, 2017
Link to PDF of call here.
Opportunity open to artists who are residents of Pueblo and Pueblo West ONLY.

Colorado Creative Industries seeks to acquire public art through direct purchase of existing artwork – original artworks that have already been completed – for CSU Pueblo’s Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) on campus. The amount of funding available for the purchase of artwork is $1,000. CSU Pueblo will consider the possibility of acquiring more than one artwork and artworks under, and up to, $1,000 will be considered. CSU Pueblo is looking to acquire artworks or an artwork for the interior of the LARC building. 2D artworks will be considered and may be sculptural in nature, as long as they are wall-mounted and do not protrude more than 4”.  Please see the link above to the PDF for full information on the opportunity and application requirements. All applications for this project are being accepted via email to Ruth Bruno, Public Art Program Manager, at