Upload Your Proposal or Application Here. 

Below you'll find active and ongoing Calls to Artists, Requests for Proposals and Applications for various programs at the Durango Arts Center.  Select the opportunity below to view guidelines and application requirements.

Once you select a submission opportunity below, you must then create a free Submittable account to get started.  Your account will allow you to save/review your work before submitting, view your application status and even find more opportunities at other organizations.  For a quick how-to on creating an account, see here: http://help.submittable.com/knowledgebase/articles/225218-how-do-i-submit.

Happy Submitting!

 ELIGIBILITY: Participation is limited to 16 exhibitors. One business per booth, unless two, or more, businesses are collaborating on work. Applicant must be a member of Local First in order to be accepted. Work displayed at the festival must be of the same type, quality, and materials as depicted in the images submitted for application. If you are an artist or representing fine art or craft and can apply as an Autumn Arts Festival Artist, please do so. This category is for local buisiness and services to showcase, not for original artwork or fine craft. 


GO HERE TO APPLY TO BE AN ARTIST EXHIBITOR:   

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=7352

 

See Rules/Regulations for additional details.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1st, 2019
  • VENDOR INVITATIONS SENT:  April 20th, 2019
  • VENDOR ACCEPT/DECLINE OUR INVITATION: by May 15th, 2019
  • VENDOR BOOTH FEES DUE BY: June 10th, 2019
  • CANCELLATION DEADLINE TO RECIEVE REFUND: July 10th, 2019

SELECTION: Local First Vendors will be selected based on the content and presentation of the proposed booth. Considertaion will be made to keep a diverse representation of locally made products and services throughout the Local First Section of the Durango Autumn Arts Festival.

SALES TAX: All exhibitors are responsible for purchasing the proper state and local business licenses and collecting & remitting sales tax. Forms are available online at www.durangogov.org and www.colorado.gov.

1. All work exhibited must be locally sourced or produced.

2. If you meet the Criteria for an Artist Exhibitor, please apply here.

(via:   https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=7352) 

3. The Durango Arts Center will determine the final interpretation of merchandise status.

4. Vendors will display items representative of the work depicted in the digital images submitted in the category they have been accepted. Artists may exhibit only work that is stated in their application and submitted in their images. Any discrepancy will result in the Durango Arts Center exercising its right to remove artists in violation, and no refunds will be granted.

5. Booth assignments are organized according to media distributed evenly.

6. Vendors are responsible for tending their booths and must be present both days of the Festival. Festival hours are:

  • Saturday, September 21st: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 22nd: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7. Each vendor is responsible for possession of the proper licenses required by the city and state and collecting  and paying sales tax on each sale. Forms are available online at www.durangogov.org and www.colorado.gov.

8. The Durango Arts Center hires professional security services to monitor the festival site from 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 15 to 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 16.  Though security is onsite, all booths should be completely closed and all objects removed from sight during Saturday night. The Durango Arts Center is not responsible for loss or damage to exhibitor booths or its contents.

9. Vendors are required to bring their own freestanding display that will be weighted to withstand wind and rain. Under no circumstance can pegs or nails be driven into the paved street. Artists must clean up their space at the end of the show and have their possessions removed from the street by 8 p.m on Sunday, September 22nd.

10. Exhibitors are prohibited from bringing pets to the Festival grounds. The Durango Arts Center is not responsible for their safety. Playing radios, tape decks or mechanically reproduced sound is prohibited.

11. Exhibitors desiring liability or property insurance must obtain such insurance at their own expense.

12. The Durango Arts Center, together with its volunteers, assume no risk and are not liable for any potential refunds requested by customers, any damage or destruction to property, nor for any personal injury which results either directly or indirectly from any cause outside the Festival’s control.

Booth Fees & Payment

10' x 10' - $300 (every booth has a corner orientation)

10' x 20' - $600 (limited number available)

Booth fees are due in full by Monday, June 10th, 2019.  Booth invitations and payments are non-transferable and non-refundable after the cancellation deadline of July 10th, 2019.

Booth Requirements & Display

  • Booth set-up opens on Saturday morning, September 21st at 6:00 a.m.  Earlier setup is not permitted.
  • Booths are arranged on pavement in clusters of four: each booth has a corner orientation.
  • No electricity is available. Generators are not permitted.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for delivery, handling, set-up, removal of display materials, and clean-up of display area by 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.
  • Exhibitors provide their own booths, including protection from sun, rain, and wind. Tents must be weighted on all four corners. Please be prepared: weather in the mountains can be unpredictable and winds can be gusty.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

1. All work exhibited must be locally sourced, crafted, or created products or services. 

2. The festival will not allow items that are not locally sourced, crafted, or created.

3. Vendors will display items representative of the work depicted in the digital images submitted in the category they have been accepted. Artists may exhibit only work that is stated in their application and submitted in their images. Any discrepancy will result in the Durango Arts Center exercising its right to remove artists in violation, and no refunds will be granted.

4. Booth assignments are organized according to content or service distributed evenly through the Local First section. If vendors do not show up on Saturday morning, there may be the need to shift booth locations. Durango Arts Center staff and volunteers will assist to make the shift as easy as possible for artists. If you are asked to move your booth, know that it is for the good of the Festival and your cooperation and patience is much appreciated.

5. Vendors are responsible for tending their booths and must be present both days of the Festival. Festival hours are:

  • Saturday, September 21st: 10 a.m. - 5p.m.
  • Sunday, September 22nd: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

6. Each vendor is responsible for possession of the proper licenses required by the city and state and collecting  and paying sales tax on each sale. Forms are available online at www.durangogov.org and www.colorado.gov.

7. Professional security guards will be present at the Festival site from 5 p.m. Saturday, September 15 to 9 a.m. Sunday, September 16. Artworks of high value should be removed during the night. Though security is onsite, all booths should be completely closed and all objects removed from sight during Saturday night. The Durango Arts Center is not responsible for loss or damage to exhibitor booths or its contents.

8. The Durango Arts Center is not responsible for the loss or damage to any real or personal property including, but not limited to, merchandise or artist work, or for bodily injuries.

9. Vendors are required to bring their own freestanding display that will be weighted to withstand wind and rain. Under no circumstance can pegs or nails be driven into the paved street. Artists must clean up their space at the end of the show and have their possessions removed from the street by 8 p.m on Sunday.

10. Exhibitors are prohibited from bringing pets to the Festival grounds. The Durango Arts Center is not responsible for their safety. Playing radios, tape decks or mechanically reproduced sound is prohibited.

11. Vendors agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Durango Arts Center and the Durango Autumn Arts Festival and its officers, members, agents; the City of Durango; La Plata County; the State of Colorado, and any owners of any Festival related property for any action incurred by the Durango Autumn Arts Festival including, but not limited to theft, damage, or bodily injury. Exhibitor agrees to pay any reasonable attorneys fees and costs incurred by Durango Autumn Arts Festival in the event the Durango Art Center or the Durango Autumn Arts Festival is named as a defendant in any legal action arising out of the conduct of the undersigned exhibitor.

Durango Arts Center

802 East 2nd Ave

Durango, CO 81301

Phone: (970) 259-2606

Fax: (970) 259-6571

Email: DAAF@DurangoArts.org

 
3rd Annual Pride Juried Exhibit!

Presented in Partnership with Four Corners Alliance for Diversity


Dates of Exhibit: June 7, 2019 - June 29, 2019
 

This annual competition is open to all artists working in any 2 or 3 dimensional media.
 

Awards
Cash, Pride Themed Prizes To Be Announced!


PLEASE NOTE: You Will Need To Submit One Form For Each Of Your Entries. Each Submitted Form = One Juried Exhibit Entry
 

Dates to Remember
2/20/19 - Online Submissions Open
5/1/19 - Online Submissions End at Midnight
5/8/19 - Notifications of Acceptance/Rejection Sent
6/4/19 - Local Artwork Drop off, 11am-4pm
6/20/19 - Opening Reception, 5-7pm
6/29/19 - Local Artwork Pick Up, 11am-4pm

Entry Fee

-  All entry fee proceeds go to the Four Corners Alliance for Diversity.
-There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork
-Submit only 1 composition image and up to 2 detail images per work. Composition and detail images must be clearly labeled with title of work.

 Image Recommendations
-Video Entries: Videos may be submitted in either .mov or .wmv formats no larger than 60 MB on a per file basis. Video work is not to exceed 5 minutes.
-All Other Entries: .jpeg file format only, 1200 pixels on the longest edge. Files should be no larger than 5 MB on a per file basis.
Online entries are due by 11:59 p.m. May 1, 2019. Online entries must paid in full at this time to be eligible for selection.
Write peter@durangoarts.org or call (970)259-2606 with questions or to report a problem with submission.
 

Juror: Tirzah Camacho


Submission Guidelines
-PLEASE DO NOT USE ALL CAPS IN OUR ONLINE ENTRY FORM.
-All submitting artists must be over 18 years old and reside in the United States.
-To be considered for entry all work must be completed after December 31, 2016.
-No previously entered material will be considered.
-Your work will be insured for the purchase price. If work is Not For Sale, you must include value of work for insurance purposes. It will be fully insured by the Durango Arts Center upon arrival at the DAC and through de-installation until it is picked up by you. Work without a stated value will be insured for $100.00. No work will be insured past 8/31/2019.
-All three-dimensional work must be submitted with a description or image of proper installation as well as dimensions including height, width, and depth to the nearest inch. They must be no more than 84” tall with no more than 60'' in any horizontal direction. The maximum accepted weight for three-dimensional work is 200 pounds. Contact peter@durangoarts.org with any questions or concerns.
-Two-dimensional work cannot exceed 74” in height and 74” in width.
-Video works can be uploaded with your entry materials. They must be submitted for consideration in their entirety and have a maximum duration of 5 minutes.
-If your work exceeds the above-mentioned specifications, an exception may be made as long as you successfully communicate this issue in advance of your entry and the DAC is able to accommodate. Please address your concerns to peter@durangoarts.org.
-Images of your submissions must accompany your completed entry form. This process is automated. If you have questions, please call DAC (970)259-2606 or write peter@durangoarts.org.
- All accepted work must remain in the Durango Arts Center for the entirety of the exhibition.
-The Durango Arts Center reserves the right to remove any artwork at any time during the exhibition or refuse to display artwork due to unstable/unsafe exhibition or hanging methods.
-To be considered, you are required to sign the Exhibition Contract section on this application, regardless of your potential accepted or declined status in our exhibition. A digitally typed signature will stand for an ink signature.
-The Durango Arts Center maintains the right to reject any work that differs from the corresponding entry form or that fails to maintain the DAC's exhibition standards.
-The Durango Arts Center reserves the right to reproduce images of accepted work in support of its programming in perpetuity.
-You will be notified of your accepted or declined status via email. Please do not contact us.
 

Delivery/Return
-You are completely responsible for delivery and pick up of your artwork.
-If you are unable to receive your work in person by 8/31/2019, your work becomes property of the Durango Arts Center. After 8/31/2019 your work will be disposed of as it is seen fit.
-Please include a complete label on the back of each accepted artwork including: name, title, dimensions, medium, date, and the city where you work. This is really helpful!
-All work must be ready to install upon delivery (cleats, d-rings, custom hardware, etc.). If a painting is not framed, it must be gallery wrapped (its sides must be painted). Works on paper using magnets, gromets, or pins are also acceptable.
 

Sales
DAC will retain a 40% commission for sales of work by members and a 50% commission for sales of work by non-members during exhibit; the sale price indicated should reflect this commission.
 

About the Durango Arts Center
DAC is a multi-faceted hub for community arts that hosts and promotes contemporary visual and performing arts, arts education, dynamics exhibits, an active Docent program and the annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival. Over the years, DAC has built its reputation as a local arts industry leader and has been working diligently to ensure that the arts continue to thrive in the Four Corners region and beyond.

Durango Arts Center is currently accepting proposals from artists and curators for exhibits in the Barbara Conrad and Entrada Galleries for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Entries are welcome from artists and curators of all career stages and in all mediums and themes for group and solo shows.

All Media Accepted:
Painting
Drawing
Installation
Performance Art
Sculpture
Video
Interactive

New Media
Etc....

Artists are encouraged to submit their current body of work or concept for an upcoming project, installation, performance, etc. The proposed project does not need to fill the entire space. Exhibits will be curated from the proposed work. Artists will be paired according to the Exhibits Committee and Exhibits Director's input. 

Curators are encouraged to think big about collaborative exhibition ideas and to connect with the Durango and surrounding communities through their artist selection, theme, and/or partnerships. 

Proposals are free for current DAC Members. $10.00 Proposal Processing Fee for Non-Members

Deadline to apply is June 1st, 2019 for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Submissions will be reviewed by the DAC Exhibits Committee and Exhibits Director by the end of August and notifications will be sent on or before October 1st, 2019.

The Durango Arts Center's Exhibits Program believes the open call for proposals is integral to the full creative development of our community. Exhibits will be selected to support the growth of ideas and interests of local artists at all stages of their career by providing exhibition opportunities.  We are also interested in fostering our local arts community by presenting interesting contemporary artwork from out of the area to continually bring new creative ideas, concepts, and methods to our local artists and arts advocates. 

DAC is a multi-faceted hub for community arts that hosts and promotes contemporary visual and performing arts, arts education, dynamics exhibits, an active Docent program and the annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival. Over the years, DAC has built its reputation as a local arts industry leader and has been working diligently to ensure that the arts continue to thrive in the Four Corners region and beyond.

Our Mission:
The Durango Arts Center enriches the community through innovative visual and performing art, and arts education. DAC advances appreciation and participation in the arts as a cultural leader in the region.

Our Vision:
The Durango Arts Center strives to be a cultural destination and a creative catalyst, inspiring our community through engagement in the arts.

A Little History:
Since the late 1960s, the Durango Arts Center (DAC) has worked to promote the exploration, education, enrichment and enjoyment of the arts as a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization. What is affectionately known throughout the Four Corners as “DAC,” the Arts Center actually has a founding history rich in the support and development of the arts in this region that reaches back several decades.  DAC in current day is the result of a confluence of two agencies – the Durango Fine Arts Council (DFAC) and the Durango Artists Association (DAA) – both created in the 1960’s to develop and promote regional activity and interest in the arts.

Proposal Questions? Please contact Peter@DurangoArts.org

Note: We are working on updating Gallery Blueprints. These will be available when complete. 

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

  • Visual Art Youth Classes
  • Musical Theatre Youth Classes (DAC YT)
  • G.O.A.L. (Girls' Opportunities through Art & Leadership)
  • B.A.R.T. (Boys Art)

 DEADLINE FOR YOUTH THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP FORMS:  February 15, 2019
THERE IS A ROLLING DEADLINE FOR AFTER SCHOOL ART

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE:
http://public.durangoarts.org/public/ChildrenYouthArts.faces?rst=1
The Durango Arts Center provides need-based scholarships to students thanks to generous individual donations and support from the Boone Fund, Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, Coca-Cola of Durango-Farmington, Durango Education Foundation, Durango Friends of the Arts, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, George W. Hopper Foundation and Martin Family Fund.
In assessing scholarship requests, we ask that your child submit either a written paragraph or drawing that describes why they are interested in attending a DAC education program that will be shared with our generous scholarship donors.  Honoring confidentiality, child names will be withheld – this information will be shared with donors to further illustrate the impact of their funding.
Upon receipt of your complete application, you will be notified regarding the level of scholarship support DAC can provide to assist with your child’s art class experience.

PAPER VERSION
If you do not wish to fill-out an online scholarship application, you may pick up a copy at the Durango Arts Center in the first floor Box Office or Barbara Conrad Gallery front desk.
The paper application should be submitted along with your child's drawing or writing sample to:
ATTN: Deena Carney (Visual Arts Classes / G.O.A.L.)
OR

ATTN: Emily Simpson Grandt (DAC Youth Theatre Musical Theatre)

802 E 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 

deena@durangoarts.org

OR
emily@durangoarts.org

THANK YOU!

Durango Arts Center Education Team

Durango Arts Center