Calling for Artists – 10th Bi-Annual Art 2C on Havana 2020-2022

February 12th, 2020

10th Bi-Annual Art 2C on Havana 2020-2022

Visit the Call for Art here
14949 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012


Contact Email: [email protected]
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 3/29/20
Days remaining to deadline: 46

Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10
Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10

Art 2C on Havana 2020-2022
The City of Aurora Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) and the On Havana Business Improvement District (Havana BID) are looking for outdoor sculpture to be considered for an exhibition on Havana Street in Aurora, CO, for two years. The exhibit is scheduled to open in October, 2020. Selected artists should anticipate installing their artwork in the first week of October, 2020 and de-installing it in mid-September, 2022.


Design and Selection Criteria

Installation Criteria

Artist Stipends, Cash Awards, and Sculpture Purchase

Exhibiting artists will be paid a $2,500 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 Tenth Semi- Annual Art 2C on Havana. This highly successful and anticipated exhibition brings twelve temporary sculptures bi-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, and architecturally integrated works.The collection includes about  300 pieces valued at approximately  $4 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 29, 2020 AT 11:59 P.M. (Mountain Time)
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 2020 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 [email protected].
For more information about Art 2C on Havana, visit: or

Submission Details
DUE: SUNDAY, March 29, 2020 AT 11:59 P.M. (Mountain Time)

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

For questions regarding this call, contact:
Roberta Bloom, Public Art Coordinator
[email protected]



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