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Call for Design Submissions: CC Arts Mobile

Presented by Colorado College at Online/Virtual Space

Dec 04 2020
Jan 17 2021
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An opportunity for designers/artists/architects to submit a design proposal for a creative, multifunctional and sustainable vehicle refurbishment that serves all types of arts performance and activities; the top ten design submissions will be compensated $200 and the chosen design will receive a $3,000 honorarium!

As arts venues find themselves restrained in ability to engage large audiences, many have begun to explore alternative modes. If we are limited by how many people can come inside, why not bring what we do outside? Not just now and here, but always and everywhere.

Colorado College Arts Mobile is a robust program that seeks to provide recurring and diverse high quality multi-disciplinary arts experiences at no cost to the public. Dynamic pop-up dance classes and performances, site-specific short plays, location-specific film-screenings, mobile printing press, and many more possibilities will be featured on the Colorado College Arts Mobile. This is some of what we want to do. What do you want to do?

We seek local artists to design a refurbished van/truck/automobile to accommodate mobile arts in the Colorado Springs area that expands the reach of our creative community, putting performance, film, printing, and visual arts on the road. What is inside? What is outside?

The top 10 designs in the review will be compensated with a $200 honorarium each. The design that is selected for the project will receive a $3,000 honorarium and will be used to refurbish the vehicle. The designing artist will be consulted regarding the execution of the idea but Project Director, Dr. Naomi Pueo Wood, will make final decisions in the design. Proposals will be evaluated by a panel composed of CC/FAC faculty, staff, students and community members.

Please include the following in design submissions:

1. Applicant’s contact info and short biography
2. Design Written Proposal (1-2 pages)
3. Design Visual(s)
4. Projected expenses of design implementation (1 page)

In the submissions, artists should imagine broadly, but also keep practicality in mind. Please consider the Ford Transit Cargo Van as a base. The ideal vehicle considers the following:

  • Ability to hold passengers
  • Holding equipment for projecting films ~Sound system ~Sustainability
  • Attachments for a range of trailers
  • Portable stage
  • Winter weather

Support for the CC Arts Mobile provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities.


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