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.
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.
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.
Earlier this summer one of our very own dots had the opportunity to attend Otis College of Art and Design’s first Emerging Curators Retreat. NINE dot ARTS Associate Curator Arielle Myers joined professional curators, artists and thinkers alike on the retreat in Los Angeles to listen in on talks, conversations and presentations from some of the most established curators and artists in the country. The program, which focuses specifically on Los Angeles’ local art scene, aims to attract emerging, talented and diverse individuals looking to advance their artistic and curatorial skills, while allowing them the opportunity to engage with the local art community and advance their careers as curators.