48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation 2018 Call for Proposals

Movements: Transcending and Traversing

Inspired by Denver’s Imagine 2020 Cultural Plan, 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation Summit aims to promote positive social change through creativity and innovation.

RedLine is currently seeking proposals for our 4th annual summit held on August 10 & 11, 2018 related to the topics below. We are looking for nonprofits, artists, foundations, activists, collectives, groups, and individuals who have ideas for:

  • Interactive Workshops

  • 10-minute Talks (TedTalk style)

  • Performances (dance, theater, film, performance art)

  • Socially Engaged Art Projects


48 Hours 2018

Movements: Transcending and Traversing




1. an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed.

2. a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas.

In a time of rapid movement and constant change, how do we stay rooted (in our histories, traditions, and our ideals) while continuing to progress forward to more positive and equitable futures? What is a movement? What does movement mean in the context of  political standoff? How does the voluntary and involuntary movement of individuals and groups change the geographic and cultural landscapes of our communities? How do we move beyond- the antiquated, the polarizing, the siloed, the inequitable?

When the lies are taken as truth, when the apathy is too great, when we are left vulnerable, we have no choice but to Move!

48 Hours is in support of the Imagine 2020 Cultural Plan and creates a platform by which the tenets of the plan can be explored.



How to submit a proposal:

Proposals for presentations, workshops, activities, and performances are due May 7, 2018

*Please note, we are not accepting proposals for exhibited artwork. Exhibition space in RedLine’s galleries will not be available.

Apply by following the link below. You will be asked to submit the following materials:

Individual Name, Organization Name (if representing an organization), Phone Number, Email, Address (checks will be sent to this address, please specify the organization or individual the check will be made out to)

  1. A brief explanation of you or your organization’s background (2-3 sentences)

  2. Explanation of your workshop, performance, talk, or project. If you are planning to conduct a workshop please include how it will be interactive. (200 word minimum)

  3. A short abstract of the session for use in publication and marketing materials. (2-3 sentences)

  4. Choice of time length/format:

  • 10 Minute Talk

  • 10 Minute Performance

  • 45 minute Workshop

  • 45 Minute Performance

  • 90 minute Workshop

  • 90 Minute Performance

  • Socially Engaged Art Project (SEA projects need to be temporary, time-based, and participatory.  Walls and pedestals are not available.)

  • Other (please specify)

5. Anything else we should know about your proposal?

Please submit your proposal by following the link below:

Your proposal will be reviewed by a committee of community members and applicants will be notified by mid June.


About RedLine

Located in Denver, Colorado, RedLine Contemporary Art Center fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. Founded in 2008, RedLine was created to support emerging artists and provide creative opportunities for local residents. RedLine serves as an incubator for a thriving group of resident artists through an in-depth, two-year residency program that includes free studio space, community engagement opportunities, and professional development. The organization also offers a range of programming that responds to the needs of the varied communities that live in the surrounding neighborhoods. Viewing art and arts education through a lens of social issues, the organization ensures equitable access to the arts for under-resourced populations by working to fulfill a vision of empowering everyone to create social change through art.


We are Artist-Focused

We are Community-Responsive

We are Approachable

We have Bold Vision

We are Deeply Connected