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2019 Art 2C on Havana
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Entry Deadline: 3/17/19
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Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado

Art 2C on Havana 2019-2020
The City of Aurora Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) and the On Havana Business Improvement District (Havana BID) are looking for 13 outdoor sculptures to be considered for an exhibition on Havana Street in Aurora, CO, for one year. This 9th annual exhibit is scheduled to open in October, 2019. Selected artists should anticipate installing their artwork in the first week of October.

  • This is a regional call for the following states: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas and Nebraska.
  • Sculpture must be exhibited for the full length of the exhibit, which is approximately one year.
  • Sculpture must be ready for exhibition.
  • Sculpture must fulfill the design and selection criteria listed in this call.

Design and Selection Criteria

  • Quality of sculpture submitted
  • Three dimensional, freestanding sculpture of any medium suitable for outdoor exhibition.
  • Artwork must be made from a material appropriate for outdoor exhibition. It must be able to withstand the changing weather conditions of Colorado. These include high summer temperatures (above 100F), low winter temperatures (below 0F), temperatures that can vary more than 40 degrees in a few hours, high winds, hail and significant snowfall.
  • Size: minimum 4’ and maximum 14’ in height
  • Weight: minimum 100 lbs. and maximum 4,000 lbs. in weight
  • Artwork should not contain sharp objects or edges.
  • Artwork must be durable, require little to no maintenance, be graffiti resistant, and be prepared for installation.

Installation Criteria

  • Selected artists should expect to install their artwork by the first week of October, 2019.
  • Artists must transport, install and de-install their own artwork. (Assistance and equipment can be provided if requested at the time of acceptance.)
  • All sculptures must be attached to a steel plate that will be bolted to a concrete base. Alternative methods must be approved by Art in Public Places (AIPP) and Havana BID staff at the time of acceptance.
  • AIPP staff must be present when the artwork is installed and de-installed (removed) from the site.
  • Selected artists must submit a detailed installation plan for their artwork which must include:
    • Title of artwork
    • Artist name and contact information for day of installation
    • Dimensions of artwork
    • Weight of artwork
    • Dimensions of connecting plate
    • Type and size of bolt required to connect to concrete base
    • Equipment required for installation (e.g. crane, drill, hammer)
    • Number of people required to install the artwork 

Artist Stipends, Cash Awards and Sculpture Purchase
Exhibiting artists will be paid a $1,000 stipend for the transportation, installation and de-installation of their artwork.

The Havana BID is providing funds for cash awards in the following amounts:
1st Place: $1,250
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500

Sculptures may be purchased from the Art 2C on Havana exhibit and will be advertised as such. Aurora AIPP may purchase sculpture from the exhibit to be added to the City’s public art collection.

About Art 2C on Havana and Aurora Art in Public Places
On Havana Street and the City of Aurora’s Art in Public Places program are proud to partner to bring the Ninth Annual Art 2C on Havana. This highly successful and anticipated exhibition brings thirteen temporary sculptures annually to the business district. The exhibition provides residents and visitors with a unique way to experience the Business District. Public art such as this boosts real estate values and creates opportunities for local businesses to thrive while also providing sculptors with opportunities to share their work, gain recognition for the quality of their work, and compete for cash awards.

The City of Aurora Art in Public Places program has made it possible for locally and nationally renowned artists to enhance the city’s public spaces with works of art ranging from indoor wall hangings to monumental outdoor sculptures. The collection includes over 240 pieces valued at over $3 million, creating cultural landmarks that serve as a cornerstone of the city’s identity.

The Art in Public Places program is governed by a nine-member, Aurora City Council-appointed commission. The mission of the Art in Public Places Commission is to create great places that contribute to neighborhood development, economic vitality, and enrich and engage the community of Aurora.

How to Apply
Submittals are due no later than SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 AT 11:59 P.M.
Applications will be taken through CAFÉ only. No hard copies will be accepted. Visit, prepare and upload images, and apply to the Art 2C on Havana 2019 call for entries. This is a free service for artists.

For questions regarding image preparation or technical questions related to your application, please e-mail

For more information about Art 2C on Havana, visit: or

Submission Details
DUE: SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 AT 11:59 P.M.

You may submit up to five (5) sculptures to be considered. Artists are required to submit the following as part of their application:

  • Professional resume: Limit the resume to two (2) pages and include your address, daytime telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • Artist’s Statement: A one-page document detailing your approach to art, and a brief (no more than 5 sentences) description of each artwork in your application.
  • Digital Images: Two (2) images of each sculpture submitted, one from the front and one from the back.

    For questions regarding this call, contact:
    Roberta Bloom, Public Art Coordinator

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