Opportunities for Artists

21st ArTWEAR BIENNIAL: Where Fashion Meets Fine ARt

The ArtWear Biennial is dedicated to highlighting the work of wearable art artists. The week-long event includes a fashion show, sales gallery, and other fiber art and wearable art programs throughout the week of September 7 – 15, 2024. Our goal is to present and sell innovative and wearable work of the highest quality and provide a forum to share our enthusiasm for an exploration of techniques and materials.

The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, is seeking designers of one-of-a-kind wearable art garments and accessories (no jewelry, please) for the 21st ArtWear Biennial. Wearable art in all media and styles are welcome, including garments, ensembles, hats, scarves, and handbags. Garments for both men and women are encouraged. Individuals or collaborative teams will be considered.

$25 for up to 3 garments or accessories, plus three detail views. Residents of the Growth Management Area of Fort Collins receive a discount with the following code: AWLOCAL.

Deadline EXTENDED: July 15


The City of Fort Collins is accepting submissions for artworks to hang in the City Hall Lobby, Conference Room, and City Attorney’s Office. Submissions are reviewed in an ongoing basis and artwork is replaced every four to six months. Selected artists receive a $70-$100 honorarium for exhibiting their work with the City.

This call is open to artists living within the City of Fort Collins Growth Management Area. To see if you qualify, check the Growth Management Area boundary map.

You will be asked to submit your contact info, a short artists statement and artist bio, and 4-6 photos of your artwork. If you have any questions, please direct them to Liz Good, Visual Arts Coordinator, at lgood@fcgov.com.

NO DEADLINE: Submissions are considered in an ongoing basis and applicants will only be notified if their application is accepted. If you have applied but have not heard back after one year, you are welcome to reapply with new work

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