Jul 19, 2023

Call For Art: AMP Placemaking Project

GJ Creates, the AMP at Las Colonias Park, and the City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation office are seeking an artist or team of artists to design an interactive sculpture for the west AMP entry way. The selected artist will work with GJ Creates and the AMP to design and build a piece for a fall 2023 installation. 

  • One artist or one team of artists will be selected 
  • Total project budget is $15,000. Budget includes artist commission

Project Description:

The AMP at Las Colonias Park is a 5,000 seat venue hosting national touring bands, comedians, and community events. The AMP sits within Las Colonias Park, which has recently seen new housing developments, recreation opportunities, and connections to Downtown Grand Junction. In January 2023, GJ Creates and the AMP started initial conversations about building a placemaking element at the west entry of the AMP to help create a sense of arrival at the venue. The project should add vibrancy to the space and include: interactive elements, solar lights, photo opportunities, and provide a sense of arrival for concert guests. Approximate locations are identified by the yellow squares in the photo above. The installation should fit on a roughly 10 ft x 10 ft area. Creative layouts will be considered.  

Artist will work with the Amp and GJ Parks and Rec to secure installation. Piece will remain in place for the 2024 season with the option to relocate it in the future.   

Project Timeline: 

  • Call for Art: this call is closed 
  • Artists Selected: July 28, 2023
  • Instillation: Fall 2023

To apply:

This call is closed. Applications will be reviewed and selected by the Creative District committee and the AMP. Selected artist award covers the cost of supplies, installation, and artist commission for the project. Artists also need to provide their own liability insurance for the project.  

Project Disclaimer:

GJ Creates reserves the right to accept, award, or reject project applications. Nothing in this program obligates the Creative District to select specific grant applications or any applications at all. 

Applicants and awardees, not the Creative District, shall be solely responsible for determining applicants’ or awardees’ tax status and tax implications of applicants’ receipt of funds as well as any and all required local, state and federal tax reporting and payment. By submitting, if selected you agree to complete the project in the timeframe provided. For questions contact Dave at the creative district, 970-255-4921.

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