As a nomadic art museum, we stimulate the public realm with ambitious, experimental, and engaging contemporary art that seeks to inspire – always free of charge. Across our various programs, we produce novel art encounters, while providing a supportive and critical space for artists to think ambitiously. At Black Cube, we see ourselves as a new, unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to bolster artists and connect diverse audiences with contemporary art across the globe.
Our site-specific projects feature a newly commissioned artwork that is the result of our Artist Fellowship program. Each artwork is produced for a specific location, audience, or moment. Ambitious in nature, these projects take place in unique locations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Through this program, we hope to engage new and diverse audiences, including viewers who may not be ordinarily exposed to contemporary art.
This program provides a platform for our museum to pursue high-quality artistic content and innovative exhibition models. As a flexible organization, our special projects may take the form of a temporary, experimental exhibition or a curatorial partnership. These projects are intended to foster new forms of expression, provide additional opportunities for artists, and advance forward-thinking exhibition experiences, outside of the white cube.
We host lectures, conversations, talks, symposia, films, and gatherings for compelling voices to explore timely issues that connect with our mission and the field of contemporary art. We feature leading curators, critics, artists, and scholars to engage our communities to discover the significance of art accessibility and gain a greater understanding of the larger art world. While most of these programs are for general audiences, some are geared specifically towards artists – such as our monthly brunch program Talk With Your Mouth Full.
Black Cube’s Artist Fellowship is a year-long fellowship that guides artists through the production of an ambitious, new, site-specific artwork. This fellowship nurtures and supports artists holistically by providing resources, skills, and curatorial guidance that help grow and develop art practices. By creating a critical space for artists to experiment, this fellowship offers artists a unique opportunity to realize profound ideas that reach new and diverse audiences. We seek adventurous artists who represent the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. Artist Fellows are compensated based on W.A.G.E. fee standards and selected annually through an invitational process.
Black Cube’s Alumni Program is a continuation of our Artist Fellowship, in which we work with previous Artist Fellows on a project that helps further support their practice. This program offers Alumni with critical writing for exhibitions, curatorial support, professional development, in addition to grant opportunities.
Talk With Your Mouth Full is an artist-centric community program comprised of monthly brunches intended to connect artists in the Colorado region. Each month over brunch, we invite an artist to speak about their practice or pose a timely art-related topic for discussion. This program provides emerging, mid-career, and established artists an opportunity to meet one another and “talk art” in a convivial, food-filled setting.