Fort Collins, Colorado

Opportunities

Artist Opportunities

CALL FOR ENTRIES: HOLIDAY 100

The Lincoln Center will present the Holiday 100, an exhibit and sale of unique handmade holiday gifts in the Lobby Gallery from November 19–December 31, 2016, open 12–6pm, Tuesday–Saturday, and during selected theatre events.

Artists may submit handmade fine art and fine craft objects appropriate for people of all ages that are no greater than 100 square or 100 cubic inches and cost $100 or less. The jury panel will determine how many and what type of objects each accepted artist may bring to exhibit. As objects sell, they may be replaced during the run of the show. Jurors will consider a range of prices, styles, and media for the final Holiday 100 selections.

No fee is required to enter. The Lincoln Center will keep a 30% commission on all sales. Payments will be disbursed up to one month after the close of the exhibit.

Artists may volunteer to staff the sales area during the run of the sale.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline to Enter: October 21, 2016

Notification to Artists: October 28, 2016

Artwork Due to Lincoln Center: Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pick-up of unsold work: January 6, 2017

HOW TO ENTER

Complete the application and upload 3-6 image files of work that exemplifies what you would submit to the show. The jury panel will have the final approval of all artworks brought for exhibition.

 

RENT GALLERY SPACE AT THE COMMMUNITY CREATIVE CENTER

200 Mathews, Fort Collins, CO 80521

The Community Creative Center at the Historic Carnegie Building (CCC) is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins, managed through the Lincoln Center. The CCC is also home to Beet Street /Arts Incubator of the Rockies, as well as public gallery and performance spaces that are available to rent for exhibition, performance and presentation purposes.

The Center recognizes and promotes the synergistic and complementary aspects of a space that is shared by artists from various disciplines. Building tenants, clients and staff should be creative in capitalizing on this synergy and accommodating the logistical needs of multiple artists sharing a common space.

Artists may rent the space on a weekly basis for their own art exhibit, or on an hourly basis for an evening performance or presentation.

Rent the Community Creative Center

Community Creative Center Gallery Hours:

The Community Creative Center is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 6pm, when the gallery space is rented. Ticketed performances are sold by the performance entities.

Please click here to see the Community Creative Center Calendar.


 Volunteer Opportunities
 

Do you have a passion for art? Are you curious about how art is made, and what it means? Can you convey your enthusiasm for art of all kinds to people of all ages? If you've answered yes to these questions, you might consider being a volunteer for Lincoln Center Visual Arts programs.

There are two kinds of volunteer positions: Art Gallery Docents and Event Volunteers.

Art Gallery Docents

Docents assist our gallery visitors in appreciating the exhibitions featured in the Lincoln Center Art Galleries. They also help to keep the gallery and artwork safe and secure. The Lincoln Center will present approximately 9-12 exhibition periods each year in two gallery spaces. With each new exhibition, Lincoln Center staff will share information about the artists and artworks with our docents. Docents will become familiar with how exhibits are installed, meet some of the exhibiting artists in person, learn about art history and the artworks on display, and how to spark interest and appreciation for the art with visitors from Kindergarteners to senior citizens.

Docents must be able to make a one year commitment to this volunteer position. Most docent hours will be during evenings and weekends when performances and events are scheduled for the theaters and conference rooms. Docents will be scheduled about an hour before performances through intermission – approximately 2 hours. Other times will include 2-hour blocks on Saturdays, between noon and 6 p.m., and weekdays if school tours or conference events are scheduled.

Docent Service: Minimum of one 2-hour commitment each month, typically weekends and/or evenings.

Visual Arts Event Volunteer

The Lincoln Center presents the Fort Collins Studio Tour each year and ArtWear Fashion Week every other year. We are also co-presenters of the Gallery of Trees.

Volunteers for these events assist with setting up and/or cleaning up the event, and working throughout the day outdoors or indoors during the event. Responsibilities vary from dressing models for a fashion show, helping with sales and display of garments, providing hospitality for event artist and guests, moving heavy objects, and many other jobs. Typically these involve shifts of 4 hours or more over a course of 2–10 days.

If you enjoy working with all kinds of people, can maintain a helpful and happy spirit, and express enthusiasm for arts events to the public, this might be just the volunteer job for you.

Volunteer Application

If either of these volunteer positions interests you, please download an application (PDF). This form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download Acrobat Reader for free.

Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for all volunteers.

For more information, please call Jeanne Shoaff, Gallery Coordinator, at 416-2737. Thank you!

Opportunities

Artist Opportunities

CALL FOR ENTRIES: HOLIDAY 100

The Lincoln Center will present the Holiday 100, an exhibit and sale of unique handmade holiday gifts in the Lobby Gallery from November 19–December 31, 2016, open 12–6pm, Tuesday–Saturday, and during selected theatre events.

Artists may submit handmade fine art and fine craft objects appropriate for people of all ages that are no greater than 100 square or 100 cubic inches and cost $100 or less. The jury panel will determine how many and what type of objects each accepted artist may bring to exhibit. As objects sell, they may be replaced during the run of the show. Jurors will consider a range of prices, styles, and media for the final Holiday 100 selections.

No fee is required to enter. The Lincoln Center will keep a 30% commission on all sales. Payments will be disbursed up to one month after the close of the exhibit.

Artists may volunteer to staff the sales area during the run of the sale.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline to Enter: October 21, 2016

Notification to Artists: October 28, 2016

Artwork Due to Lincoln Center: Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pick-up of unsold work: January 6, 2017

HOW TO ENTER

Complete the application and upload 3-6 image files of work that exemplifies what you would submit to the show. The jury panel will have the final approval of all artworks brought for exhibition.


RENT GALLERY SPACE AT THE COMMMUNITY CREATIVE CENTER

200 Mathews, Fort Collins, CO 80521


The Community Creative Center at the Historic Carnegie Building (CCC) is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins, managed through the Lincoln Center. The CCC is also home to Beet Street /Arts Incubator of the Rockies, as well as public gallery and performance spaces that are available to rent for exhibition, performance and presentation purposes.

The Center recognizes and promotes the synergistic and complementary aspects of a space that is shared by artists from various disciplines. Building tenants, clients and staff should be creative in capitalizing on this synergy and accommodating the logistical needs of multiple artists sharing a common space.

Artists may rent the space on a weekly basis for their own art exhibit, or on an hourly basis for an evening performance or presentation.

Rent the Community Creative Center

Community Creative Center Gallery Hours:
The Community Creative Center is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 6pm, when the gallery space is rented. Ticketed performances are sold by the performance entities.

Please click here to see the Community Creative Center Calendar.


Volunteer Opportunities
 

Be a part of the Lincoln Center Volunteer Corps! Become a Performance Volunteer or an Art Gallery Docent!

 

Performance and Art Gallery Volunteers


The Lincoln Center is now recruiting fabulous, friendly individuals, couples & families for Performance Volunteer positions. If you love being a part of the action, working with people and supporting the arts in this community, you might be a great fit!

The Lincoln Center hosts over 300 events every year, including musicals, dance, drama, comedy, and many genres of music from a wealth of presenters ranging from local organizations to international touring companies. Many different positions are available for Lincoln Center Performance Volunteers, including Greeters, Ushers, Ticket-Takers, Coat-Check Attendants, Art Gallery Docents and Administrative Support.

If you are interested in volunteering for Lincoln Center performances, please fill out the online application below. Be sure to review all position requirements as they have recently been updated. Candidates best fitting our opportunities will be contacted to schedule a brief interview with Front of House staff.

If you have any questions about volunteering for performances at the Lincoln Center, please contact Ruth Smith, Front of House Coordinator, at rusmith@fcgov.com or call the Volunteer Line at 970-416-2144. Please click here to download an application. This form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download Acrobat Reader for free.

Applications may be mailed, emailed or brought directly to the Box Office during open hours . Please fill out the application and save it to your computer. Email your completed application to LCvolunteer@fcgov.com or print and mail the completed form to the Lincoln Center at 417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521, Attention: Ruth Smith.