Apr 10, 2024

Call For Art: Country Jam Music Festival

Country Jam USA and GJ Creates are seeking an artist or team of artists to design and install temporary art installations at the Country Jam Music Festival — June 22-24. The selected installation will be help define “The Truck Stop,” a gathering place for festival attendees to meet, get refreshments, and relax between sets. Installed pieces will be repurposed at the Downtown Art Festival October 4 – 5, in Downtown Grand Junction.  

 

  • Up to $6000 for commission, materials, and installation
  • Installation dates – June 5–14, 2024
  • Installations must meet minimum safety requirements (outlined below) 

Project Description:

Country Jam is a three-day country music festival in Mack, Colorado. The event draws over 100,000 visitors across the weekend and hosts nationally touring musicians. The temporary installation will help elevate the experience of attending the festival and provide a sense of arrival for festival attendees. After Country Jam wraps up, the piece will be relocated to Downtown Grand Junction and used during special events like the Downtown Art Fest in October. 

The selected piece will be installed at “The Truck Stop” entrance, a place for attendees to meet, get refreshments, and relax between sets. The ideal installation would include the following elements:

• Something people can walk through / under
• Something that people can interact with / take photos with
• Something that is engaging both day and night
• Includes lighted elements (power available at site)

Any and all proposals are welcome, however proposed pieces should include some of the elements outlined above.

Installation:

The artist is responsible for the installation of the piece and will work with Country Jam staff to meet safety requirements and identify exact locations. Pieces muse be out of the direct crowd way and needs to be able to handle weather conditions like high winds (80 mph gusts), direct sun, and dust.  

Project Timeline: 

  • Call for Art: open through April 26, 2024 
  • Artists Notified: May 1, 2024
  • Installation: June 5 – 14, 2024 / Uninstalled June 25 – 27
  • Pieces will be delivered to Downtown Grand Junction following the festival 

To apply:

This call is open to all Mesa County artists. Artists of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to apply. Complete the following form to apply.

Applications will be reviewed and selected by Country Jam festival organizers and the Creative District committee. Selected artist award covers the cost of supplies, installation, and artist commission 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 project 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, [email protected] .

Country Jam Installation

Art Submission

  • If you do not have a online portfolio please upload your portfolio or pictures of your products for the selection committee to review your previous work.
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    • Please upload a sample drawing of your proposed work.
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      • Application open to Colorado residents. GJ Creates reserves the right to accept, award, and 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 grant 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.