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Since 1991, MOA’s Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art projects. Assisted by professional artists in residence, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for MOA’s gallery and public spaces in the Denver metro area. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.
The program generates temporary public art/exhibitions and offers lessons in collaborative teamwork, problem-solving and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider all elements of the public art process, including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction, installation and removal. When installed, Design and Build artworks enliven the everyday life of the community.
If you are a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student and are interested in cross training in different areas of the artistic process, then this is the program for you. Below you will find information about the two sessions of Design and Build that MOA currently offers.
MOA offers an Outreach Session, which is produced through outreach with local high schools and university programs. This session typically results in a site-specific, temporary, outdoor public art piece. Please contact the Program Director and let us know if your school is interested in working on a Design and Build project in the future.
Gallery Session (summer internship):
We also offer a full-time summer Gallery Session internship that operates out of the MOA Design and Build studio at the MOA headquarters in Englewood. Unlike our Outreach Session, candidates must apply for the Gallery Session. College credit may be earned through the summer Gallery Session. Summer participants are also awarded a $1,750 stipend which is intended to off-set living expenses throughout the summer program.
MOA does NOT provide housing. Participants are responsible for locating and securing their own summer housing.
Past Design and Build Projects
How to Apply
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Design and Build 2017 Summer Exhibition Session Internship Information:
MOA is seeking 12 interns for summer of 2017 to work under the direction of Imagined Creations’ founder Cory Gilstrap. Participants will have an opportunity to create a body of work for MOA’s main indoor gallery. Interns will collaborate and produce the entire body of work utilizing the Design and Build public art process. From concept development, proposal review, materials procurement, timeline and budget management, to creation and installation, this immersive 8-week program will provide interns the opportunity to participate completely in the public art process. Participants will also create individual thematic artworks, which will be exhibited in the MOA galleries along with the main body of work. The theme of 2017 is “Past, Present & Future.”
This year’s program will begin on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 and finish July 31st, 2017. Work hours are M-F, 9:30am-5pm and a $1,750 stipend will be provided to all participating interns. The application deadline is April 14th, 2017. All application materials must be submitted as a SINGLE PDF through our online application portal. Letters of recommendation must be emailed directly to email@example.com by your recommenders by no later than April 14th. Letters of recommendation should be on company, university or personal letterhead. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cover Letter
- Digital Portfolio (at least 5, but no more than 10 examples of past creative work)
- Two Letters of Recommendations (should be emailed to email@example.com separately by writer)
*Note- Applicant MUST be available for the entire duration of the program as this is an intensive, collaborative program.