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Ofrendas Artist Call For Entry

About the LCAC

The mission of the Latino Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) is to elevate and advance the artistic and intellectual contributions of Latinos. Our vision holds that art can inspire justice if it is driven by imaginative excellence, cultural courage, and collective impact. We are building a cultural campus across central Denver, within the Mile High Stadium District, and are home to one of the largest collections of Chicano, Mexican-American and Mexican folk and fine art in the region. To learn more about the LCAC please visit About Ofrendas Ofrendas is a multi-faceted celebration of the ancient native Mexican, contemporary Mexican and Mexican American traditions that make up Día de los Muertos. It is an invitation to co-create with local and international artisans while honoring all of those that have come before us through virtual content and customizable, hand-made Ofrenda-kits. These altars, dedicated to the deceased, tell stories of loss and resilience. Through art and mental health, we bring family and community together to collectively learn, heal, and celebrate life.

The Call for Entry The LCAC is looking for a 1-page application from national artists who have an understanding of Día de los Muertos. Selected artists will contribute altar-pieces that reflect their artistic discipline and aesthetic to be included in our Ofrendas Mercado. They will be responsible for creating a limited run of 75-100 altar pieces. The application consists of a cover letter (including a 400-word description of your concept and a sketch), a portfolio of your work, and a budget outlining the cost per unit (make sure to include your time and labor) for the 75-100 altarpieces. We seek entries in the following categories:

  • Printed

  • Textiles

  • Ceramics

  • Multimedia

  • Metal Work

  • Straw Work

  • Papier-mâché

*Open to adults and high school students

*Please share widely with your fellow artist network! Please make submissions or direct any questions to Alfredo Reyes, Director of Programs and Operations ( Compensation

The budget can not exceed $1,000 Project Timeline March 29th - April 30th, 2021: Application Open May 14th, 2021: Decisions Announced September 20th, 2021: Items Received by

**Deadline: April 30th, 2021 at Midnight**

Application Materials

  • Budget

  • Picture of Mockup

  • Portfolio / Website

  • Cover Letter

  • 400 Word Description


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