CALL FOR INDIGENOUS ARTIST ENTRIES ALAMEDA CORRIDOR BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (ACBID) DESIGN OF SIDEWALK IMAGES CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS TRIBES OF LAKEWOOD

Deadline to Submit Designs: November 1, 2021
Artist Fee:  $1000 per design with creation of online narrative to accompany design (2 designs per applicant may be submitted). 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District (ACBID) announces a program for design of sidewalk history icon images celebrating the history of indigenous peoples of Lakewood CO.  An example of an existing sidewalk history icon is attached below.  The designed images will be sandblasted into the pavement at selected locations on the Alameda corridor from Sheridan Blvd to Carr Street. If you would like to visit the current locations of the completed history icons use the ACBID History Icon Map by clicking here.

This program is part of ACBID’s Discover Alameda trail experience.  The images will have a QR code to allow trail users to access information with their smartphones about the image on the ACBID website including a brief narrative tribal story and photograph, drawing or sketch.  The artist will also be responsible for providing a narrative tribal story and images.  The narrative must be limited to 100 words but may contain links with more information.

GOALS
• To recognize and celebrate the history of indigenous tribes of Lakewood, CO.
• To educate the public on the history of indigenous peoples in Lakewood.
• To enhance ACBIDs Discover Alameda arts and nature trail experience.
• To enhance the pedestrian environment on the Alameda Corridor

DESIGN THEME GUIDELINES
The design must be a symbol or tribal emblem for an indigenous tribe known to have lived in or regularly travelled through Lakewood.  The indigenous tribes known to have been in the Lakewood area include Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Northern Arapahoe, and Ute.  This list is not exclusive.  The artist is free to contact tribes for information and to research other tribes that may have travelled through the Lakewood area.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Designs must fit within the triangular space allowed – 30” x 33 1/2”.
• Artists may apply to design more than one tribal image.
• Images will be outlined in blue paint to match the other icons unless there is another color associated with their tribal logo or symbol.
• Design must be provided in a digital format.
• Two or more artists may work as a team.
• All designs must be approved by the City of Lakewood Public Art Committee.

ARTIST QUALIFICATIONS
• Artist must self-identify as indigenous.
• Artist will be available to complete the project in the timeframe provided.
• Artist may be required to work with the art selection committee on minor adjustments to the designs to fit within the surface area provided.

SUBMISSIONS INFORMATION
By November 1, 2021– Interested artists submit a design and accompanying online content by clicking on the button below.
By November 15 – Artists notified of selection.
By December 1– Artists submit final digital image.
By Spring of 2022 (weather permitting)- Image sandblasting completed.

Questions: Contact Tom Quinn or Sarah Hadsal with ACBID at (303) 274-1807, tom@alamedaconnects.org or sarah@alamedaconnects.org. Website: www.alamedaconnects.org.

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