Student Art Buying Application
Your students may be part of the next generation of ARTrepreneurs! Encourage and engage them through the Student Art Buying Program at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, provided through the support of the Janus Henderson Investors.
Application Deadline – Wednesday, March 11th
School Notification – Monday, March 23rd
Virtual Art Buying Experience! – Thursday, May 21st- Friday, July 31st
What is the Student Art Buying Program:
Students explore the world of art in a classroom module that culminates in a hands on art buying experience at the world renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Through the program, students learn and practice valuable skills such as teamwork, negotiation, art appreciation, art-buying, public speaking, and more. Due to COVID-19, participating students and schools will engage with professional artists virtually through their art buying experience.
This unique opportunity features:
- Each participating school will receive an in-class Study Guide and lesson plan with curriculum and exercises to help students understand and appreciate art as more than a personal preference, but also as a reflection of culture and as a business. Teachers and students are encouraged to include the entire student body in exploring what kind of art would be appropriate and appreciated in their building.
- Schools are then invited to select three students to represent their student body.
- These young ARTrepreneurs will be given a budget to select and purchase art for permanent installation in their school. All participating schools will visit our exhibiting artist page here: https://cherrycreekartsfestival.org/exhibiting-artists/ and select their top three artist choices.
- Students will then engage with their chosen artists through virtual studio tours allowing them the first hand experience of exploring the entire art making process from start to finish!
The deadline to apply for this program has passed. Please visit this page in early 2021 to apply for this opportunity!
Bonus Opportunity – Mobile Art Gallery:
Several schools will also have the unique opportunity to purchase art for the Mobile Art Gallery: a unique exhibit that travels to schools, libraries, community centers and other public venues throughout Colorado. If you are interested in this exceptional experience for your students, tell us why it should be you! Please provide a brief explanation in the space provided on the application.
To learn more about the Student Art Buying Program and to watch a video that highlights the program, CLICK HERE.
Questions? Or interested in having the Mobile Art Gallery come to your school? Contact Shaina Belton at Education@CherryArts.org or 303.355.2787 to learn more.