Fort Collins, Colorado

Opportunities

Artist Opportunities

CITY HALL & LINCOLN CENTER LOBBIES

The City of Fort Collins is accepting submissions for artworks to hang in the City Hall & City Managers Offices and in the Lincoln Center Lobbies. Submissions are reviewed quarterly and artwork is replaced every four months at City Hall and every six months at Lincoln Center.

ARTIST APPLICATION is at at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2648646/Lincoln-Center-Lobbies-City-Hall.

No deadline - ONGOING.


 

2017 FORT COLLINS ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

The Fort Collins Artists Studio Tour and Sale is a free, self-guided tour of local private artist studios. Participation fees for artists are $150 for individual studios, $250 for small group studios (4 artists or fewer) and $500 for large group studios (5 artists or more). Artists must be willing to welcome the public into their private art studio, where they create art on a regular basis.

ARTIST APPLICATION is at LCtix.com/studiotour

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: January 20, 2017.

 

18TH ARTWEAR BIENNIAL (formerly ArtWear Fashion Week)

The Lincoln Center is seeking designers of one-of-a-kind wearable art garments and accessories (no jewelry, please) for the 18th ArtWear Biennial. The ArtWear Biennial is dedicated to highlighting the work of wearable art artists. The week-long event includes a fully staged fashion show, sales gallery and other fiber art and wearable art programs and workshops throughout the week of October 20-28, 2017. Wearable art in all media and styles are welcome, including garments, ensembles, hats and handbags. Garments for both men and women are encouraged. Individuals or collaborative teams will be considered. Our goal is to present innovative and wearable work of the highest quality and provide a forum to share our enthusiasm for an exploration of techniques and materials.

FULL PROSPECTUS AND APPLICATION is through CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3943
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: March 10, 2017
 

 

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

CITY HALL & LINCOLN CENTER LOBBIES

The City of Fort Collins is accepting submissions for artworks to hang in the City Hall & City Managers Offices and in the Lincoln Center Lobbies. Submissions are reviewed quarterly and artwork is replaced every four months at City Hall and every six months at Lincoln Center.

ARTIST APPLICATION is at at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2648646/Lincoln-Center-Lobbies-City-Hall.

No deadline - ONGOING.

2017 FORT COLLINS ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

The Fort Collins Artists Studio Tour and Sale is a free, self-guided tour of local private artist studios. Participation fees for artists are $150 for individual studios, $250 for small group studios (4 artists or fewer) and $500 for large group studios (5 artists or more). Artists must be willing to welcome the public into their private art studio, where they create art on a regular basis.

ARTIST APPLICATION is at LCtix.com/studiotour.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: January 20, 2017.

 

18TH ARTWEAR BIENNIAL (formerly ArtWear Fashion Week)

The Lincoln Center is seeking designers of one-of-a-kind wearable art garments and accessories (no jewelry, please) for the 18th ArtWear Biennial. The ArtWear Biennial is dedicated to highlighting the work of wearable art artists. The week-long event includes a fully staged fashion show, sales gallery and other fiber art and wearable art programs and workshops throughout the week of October 20-28, 2017. Wearable art in all media and styles are welcome, including garments, ensembles, hats and handbags. Garments for both men and women are encouraged. Individuals or collaborative teams will be considered. Our goal is to present innovative and wearable work of the highest quality and provide a forum to share our enthusiasm for an exploration of techniques and materials.

FULL PROSPECTUS AND APPLICATION is through CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3943

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: March 10, 2017

 

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.