Call for Artists

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Be a Part of Art in Lafayette!

The Lafayette Cultural Resources Department is looking for artists to submit work for the following programs:

See & Respond

Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds are invited to See & Respond to the 2019 Lafayette Colorado Art on the Street collection by writing poems or creating 2-D works of art in any medium that are inspired by any of the 2019 Art on the Street sculptures. 

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City Gallery Walls

Call for Artists!  The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division is looking for artists and arts organizations to display their work on city gallery walls for 2-month long exhibitions through 2020.  The City of Lafayette has three facilities with beautiful gallery walls to display artwork on a rotating basis: Senior Center, City Hall and Lafayette Library.  24 artists or artist collaborations will have the opportunity for an exhibition each year. Artists should apply at  This is a rolling call.
Selected artists should read and complete the Guidelines and Inventory Sheet before hanging.
Call for Gallery walls
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Michael Adams Poetry Prize

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Join us for the Michael Adams Poetry Prize Reading and Awards on Saturday, November 17 7-9pm at The Collective.
Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to host the annual Michael Adams Poetry Prize.   Named in honor of the poet Michael Adams, the Michael Adams Poetry Prize aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. For more information about the contest and the reading visit the Michael Adams Poetry prize page.

Art on the Street 2019 - Closed

The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee is looking for submissions for the 2019 Art on the Street program.  Art on the Street is the largest sculpture on loan program in Boulder County. 20 works will be selected; artists will each receive a $750 honorarium for a one installation, with additional $100 for artists who live more than 250 miles away.  Sculpture must be available for one year, with installation the first week of April 2018. All sculptures are for sale in this year long, outdoor art display. Artworks on are eligible for the $1000 Jean Mellblom People's Choice Award or the $250 People’s Choice Award.


Arts in the Community Grants

- Closed until July 2019
Grants Due September 10
Individuals or organizations may apply for a grant to support arts or culture-related projects within the community. The LCAC awards money, usually not exceeding $1000 per grant, to fund projects which will directly benefit the city and residents of Lafayette.  Find out more about Arts in Community Grants


Arts in Education Grants 

- Closed until February 2019
Local teachers may apply for a grant to support arts or culture-related projects geared towards students within the community. Each year the LCAC will determine the total amount of funding available and the maximum grant award amount.  Find out more about Arts in Education Grants.


Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission hosts the annual Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize, for English and Spanish Language Lafayette poets grades k - 8.  Entries are due in the Spring.   Complete details and entry form can be found at
Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Art Night Out - Artist Booth Space 

The final Art Night Out of 2018 is September 14, and the Art Market is full.
 Art Night Out will return May of 2019
Crafted Life will be jurying and running the Art Market at Art Night Out. Applications will be available here:
Artists set up on Public Road between Cannon and Emma Streets.  This is an arts focused event and non-arts related vendors may not apply.
These programs are funded with generous grants from:
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