Not a day goes by when our team of art consultants and curators aren’t inspired by the creativity of Denver’s arts scene. We consider ourselves fortunate to belong to such a supportive community that believes in art’s power to generate ideas, make connections and tell stories.
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.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of our work is connecting our clients with talented artists, curating art to create a unique experience that aligns with our clients’ goals. As we continue to blog about our favorite sets of nine to commemorate our NINTH anniversary, we invite you to keep an eye on these nine talented artists who are making an impact through their art in Colorado and beyond.
The curatorial possibilities are endless! Our team at NINE dot ARTS is excited to announce our new internship program, designed to engage the next generation of art professionals in using the power of art to transform the average business environment. The program, which will launch in January 2019 with five intern positions supporting all facets of the organization, is designed to provide comprehensive insight and hands-on experience in the art advisory business, while encouraging students across disciplines to explore a career in the arts. Resumes will be accepted on an ongoing basis, with a December 10 deadline to submit resumes to join the inaugural class of Intern Dots.
At NINE dot ARTS, we see art as a tool for making connections and uniting communities far and wide. The businesses we work with, in particular, find that art can connect their locations that might see geography as a cultural barrier. For example, a company’s culture in a Miami office might be very different from one in Seattle – but luckily for many companies, art can function as a unifier.
No matter the size or scope of a project, NINE dot ARTS holds in-depth consultations with each new client to understand the company’s personality and desired creative space. Our goal at the end of a session is to create a “mission statement” and template for the company’s art and the criteria we can use to emulate this. This effort is more than just repeating the same pieces in different locations, however, typically beginning with a base template with flexibility to make slight variations depending on the office location.
On Monday, September 24, the founder of Meow Wolf, Vince Kadlubek, spoke to Denver Startup Week about his vision for Meow Wolf – now and for the future – as it establishes a second location in the Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver. Meow Wolf originated with a vision to create inspiring collaborative spaces for artists, brought to life by an arts and entertainment group in Santa Fe. As Meow Wolf grew, Kadlubek embraced his responsibility as a leader for the artistic community. At #DENStartupWeek, he shared the Meow Wolf story, details about the new location coming to Denver in 2020, and how artists and entrepreneurs can plug in to the new location.
Here are three takeaways from the panel: