Call Detail
City of Loveland TAAP 2D 2024 (The Art Advocacy Project)
Entry Deadline: 12/31/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 1
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 1
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado
Jury Dates: 1/3/24 - 1/30/24
Budget: $350.00

The Art Advocacy Project 2D (commonly known as TAAP 2D) is a one-year on-loan program designed to promote regional artists through the public display of their artworks and provides a means for artwork sales. This project is open to all Colorado artists of two-dimensional media. Selected artworks may be for sale; however, this is not required.

Unique two-dimensional works of art will be showcased in the Loveland Public Library’s Central Galleria in late February 2024. This project is ideal for artists wishing to display their work at any career stage. A wide variety of mediums have been shown through this annual project. Less dominant mediums like fiber, charcoal, mixed media, etc., are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by a jury panel consisting of Art in Public Places (AIPP) representatives and public volunteers.

Last year’s collaboration with the Loveland Poet Laureate group was so successful that AIPP is doing it again this year. This addition is a poem created specifically in response to the artwork and displayed next to each artwork for the on-loan exhibit at the library. If selected, the artist agrees to work with a poet who will write a poem relating to the artwork chosen. Please note that the selected artist will have a time commitment associated with this project. The artist might be asked to discuss the artwork with a poet (depending on the poet’s creative process). Also, there will be an Artist Talk and Poetry Reading Reception on March 30, 2024, should the selected artist choose to attend.

Selected artworks will be displayed at the Loveland Public Library from late February 2024 until mid to late February 2025. Please do not submit artwork that cannot be available for the entire year.

Project Timeline 

Deadline for submitting: Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (MST)

  • Jury Panel to Review the Artwork: January 3 - January 30, 2024.
  • Selected artists will be notified by Tuesday, February 6, 2024.
  • Selected artists must enter into a City contract by Friday, February 16, 2024.
  • Selected artists will deliver artwork by Friday, February 23, 2024.
  • Artwork will be installed shortly thereafter.

How to apply

This project is open to all Colorado artists of two-dimensional media and will be compensated with an honorarium of $350.00.

  • Selected artwork must be considered Museum “ready to hang” to an art railing with D-ring hardware. All artwork must be professionally fabricated and framed with protective glass (when applicable).
  • Artwork must be durable for public display in a high-traffic corridor. Artwork that is fragile or unprotected will likely not be selected.
  • Selected artwork must remain on display for the duration of the program. Exceptions will be made for photography. Photographs (that are part of a limited edition) may be sold and replaced for display within the first six months of hanging.
  • Artists may submit one image of the artwork in their application. Please label your submissions clearly and include the dimensions for the artwork (including the frame) in your artist statement.
  • Artwork submitted must be created by the artist who created the work and must be an original. (Exceptions are photographic editions.)
  • The Artist must own all rights to display the artwork.
  • Due to space limitations, artwork larger than 3' x 3' (36" x 36") will not be considered. Reminder: Be sure to include accurate dimensions, including the frame.
  • Please note that artwork must have D-ring hardware installed before delivery.
  • Lastly, please submit artwork appropriate for young viewers.

Application Requirements

Artists must provide the artwork title and dimensions (including the frame), plus it should not exceed 3 x 3 feet. Artwork needs to be durable or well-protected and suitable for all viewers at the public library.

Eligibility Criteria

This project is open to all Colorado artists of two-dimensional media.