As NINE dot ARTS’ fourth employee, Grant Adams has seen, heard, and curated it all. Since joining NINE dot ARTS as an arts administrator in 2011, he’s evolved into a senior member of our curating team, overseeing projects for healthcare, multi-family residential and hospitality clients.
Since our launch in 2010, we’ve had the opportunity to curate hundreds of art installations for NINE dot ARTS clients in 34 states and four countries.
Whether it’s a singular, commissioned original piece that infuses a space with meaning and substance, or a community-wide activation that repositions a neighborhood as an arts destination, every project fosters a sense of excitement and joy that’s different by the installation and impossible to replicate.
The business of art curation and consulting is creative and imaginative. It also wields significant influence when you consider art’s function as a catalyst for conversation, celebration, learning and self-reflection.
Whether it’s a vibrant mixed media display that effortlessly adds charm and character of your favorite hotel or an immersive installation that awakens a public gathering place, we take our role as art curators and storytellers seriously by helping our clients craft a vision that transforms their space into an unforgettable art experience.
How Art Curation Tells a Brand’s Story
Have you ever walked through an office building’s courtyard with a fascinating sculpture on your way to an appointment? Or down an airy corridor with engaging artwork on the walls? What about entering a hotel lobby only to find a one-of-a-kind chandelier hanging overhead, throwing millions of rainbows on the ground below?
At NINE dot ARTS, we regularly tell our clients that transforming a space into an art experience is as much about the process as it is about the outcome. If you happened to read our latest blog post, you’d learn that the most powerful art installations start with the foundation of a clear vision and well-defined goals.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last nine years of working with hundreds of businesses and artists, it’s that art has the power to transform spaces.
Whether it’s in the public realm or specific to a private development, art elevates the experience of the built environment, providing intrigue and inviting people to become curious about their surroundings.
Earlier this month, NINE dot ARTS CEO Martha Weidmann spoke alongside a handful of other Denver executives at the Colorado Arts Caucus about Arts and the Economy– a topic we get especially excited to talk about!
The Colorado Arts Caucus convenes three to four times each year with the hopes of inspiring arts advocacy by connecting state legislators to local art enthusiasts. We were honored to be part of this month’s session to be able to advocate for artists and share the incredible impact they have in our communities.
We’re honored to share that Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has proclaimed January 29 as NINE dot ARTS Ninth Anniversary Day in recognition of our art curatorial firm’s contribution to establishing Denver as a thriving destination for arts, culture and business. The honor also recognizes our commitment to empowering Denver’s artist community, as well as the organization’s national expansion that brings Denver-based curatorial expertise to cities across the country.