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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Rotary Flight 2021
Attention visual artists: Participate in one of Colorado Springs’ most impactful community events!
Flight is a community service initiative led by The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs to raise awareness and funding to ensure that children receive essential arts programs with the educational benefits that promote brain development, social skills, improved communication and effective learning. Flight provides a positive image and metaphor for children while simultaneously raising funds for arts and science programs and much more in our community. As a creative artist, your participation can help promote a healthy cocoon for every child and encourage a creative metamorphosis into all each can be!
The net revenue from FLIGHT benefits not only D11 Arts & Science programs, but also a wide range of additional Rotary service projects for D11 and, in some cases, the entire city. Examples include both need-based and athletic scholarships for students, awards for outstanding high-school teachers, and elementary school reading program, a mock trial competition, and dental care for children. Also, in some years, a portion of net revenue may be allocated to Rotary’s endowment fund so that these service projects might continue well into the future.
Flight 2021 will feature large and medium-sized aluminum butterflies, large aluminum dragonflies, and petite steel butterflies again this year. Participating artists will transform blank, aluminum alloy (the medium and large objects) or steel (the petite objects) sculptures into original works of art. Each transformed sculpture will be displayed in Colorado Springs during the month of August and then become part of an auction on September 25 at the Flight Social and Butterfly Silent Auction.
- Application and Design Concept due: Friday May 14, 2021
- Notification of juror selections: Friday May 21, 2021
- Artists’ Workshop – Pick up Butterflies: Thursday/Friday May 27 and 28, 2021
- Completed butterfly art piece due: Thursday July 29, 2021