Mothership Youth Shelter Exterior Artwork- Denver, CO

  • Commissioning Entity

    Denver Arts & Venues

  • Application Open Date


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  • Minimum Budget


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  • Location of Commission

    Denver, Colorado, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Meg Pursell

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone


  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s), for the Mothership Youth Shelter in Denver, CO. A 10-member selection panel of community representatives, arts and design professionals, and civic leaders has been assembled to identify art opportunities and to select and recommend an artist or artist team for this project. The selection panel has identified a location for potential artworks for the allocated total budget of approximately $180,000.00 USD.

    Mothership Youth Shelter

    Urban Peak's new Mothership Youth Shelter, the region’s first youth shelter, will be situated within the Overland Park neighborhood. The goals for this building are revolutionary and transformational; it will offer the first youth-focused shelter for people ages 21-24, including shelter beds for more than 130 teens, and offer life skills development, mental health services, a medical clinic, case management, supportive services, green spaces, a visual arts center, and a technology center. The project is supported through RISE Denver, a voter-approved $38.6 million bond program to build or rebuild facilities that serve youth, families and people experiencing homelessness.

    Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions. Click here to apply.