About the INSITE Fund:
Administered by RedLine Contemporary Art Center as part of the The Andy Warhol Foundation For the Visual Art’s Regional Re-granting Program, The INSITE Fund awards grants of up to $5,000.00 to directly support independent artists and artist collectives working across all visual media in the Denver Metro and Front Range area.
Funded projects challenge traditional notions of the visual arts.
The outcome of each granting cycle seeks to reflect Northern Colorado’s diverse artist community—culturally, economically and geographically through the support of projects that expand and enhance audiences’ relationship to the visual arts field.
INSITE Fund awards grants to public facing visual arts projects that take place beyond the studio, museum, art center or traditional gallery setting.
INSITE Fund specifically seeks to support projects that expand the public’s understanding of the visual arts. The intended outcome of the funding is to make visible often unseen and under-supported artistic activity, and to cultivate engaged communities around the work.
Projects must take place within an 80 mile radius of Denver. Geographic boundaries for the grant funding area are Fort Collins to the North, Colorado Springs to the South, Limon to the East, and Frisco/HWY 9 to the West.
In 2019, INSITE Fund will award 10-15 grants of $2,500-$5,000 each for a total $60,000 in grant funding. We encourage applicants to consider all expenses related to their project, including production, marketing, reception, and documentation.
1. All projects must be anchored in a visual arts practice.
2. Grant funds are intended for individual artists and artist collectives.
3. The fund does not support 501(c)3 (non profit) organizations. The fund is meant to support short-term initiatives, events, and new collaborations.
4. Funded projects must take place within a 80 mile radius of Denver.
5. Lead artist/organizer must reside within a 80 mile radius of Denver.
6. Funded projects should take place outside of the traditional gallery, art center, studio, or museum location.
7. The fund does not support an individual’s ongoing studio practice, underwrite exhibitions in existing program schedules, or works of traditional theater.
8. Projects must be completed within a 12-month grant cycle.
9. Projects must be presented in publicly accessible spaces.
● Location (Is the project within the geographic region?)
● Audience engagement (Does the project take place in a publicly accessible space?)
● Innovation / Authenticity (Does the project add to and expand definitions/understandings of the visual arts?)
● Collaboration (How does the project leverage collaboration in service of audience engagement?)
● Professional Presentation / Performance / Execution (Does the concept and presentation of the concept demonstrate artistic strength and merit?)