Ends on May 5, 2019

CRUSH WALLS 2019 Open Call for Colorado Artist Participation

Application Open: March 4th – May 5th, 2019

CRUSH WALLS has grown to become Colorado’s largest urban art event. Showcasing local and international talent, it has been bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets from its very inception, reaching a pinnacle of 80+ public art murals last year. 

Rooted in the ethos of the RiNo Art District — ‘where art is made’ — the Denver festival has been both a platform for creative expression and a catalyst for awesome collective gatherings. Each succeeding edition has increased the festival’s pulling power, attracting actors from the global artistic community and driving locals and visitors alike to this expanding urban art movement.

CRUSH WALLS is an event that aims to support and engage community through access to, engagement with, and education through arts and culture. CRUSH addresses the cultural significance and importance of art for people of all ages and backgrounds that may not have the opportunity to experience it otherwise.

We welcome submissions from artists of all mediums to participate in CRUSH WALLS 2019. You may apply as an individual artist, or as an artist group/collective. You must be a Colorado resident, or be partnered with a Colorado resident artist, to apply. 

All artists will be paid to create their work as a part of this festival. Stipend amount will be confirmed if you are accepted into the festival.

In 2019, all Colorado artists participating in CRUSH WALLS must submit this application to participate. Emails, phone calls, etc. will not be accepted. The selection of CRUSH WALLS 2019 participants will proceed as follows:

The online application will be open for submissions from March 4, 2019 through 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

If an artist wants to be considered for CRUSH WALLS 2019, they must apply here. A selection committee comprised of long-time local artists and community leaders will score the applications and make recommendations to the CRUSH WALLS 2019 event producers, who will make final recommendations on artist participation and placement.

The committee will have a final review of these recommendations before the artist lineup is finalized and announced. Announcement of the final artist lineup will take place on June 11, 2019.