NINE dot ARTS Launches Paid Internship Program to Encourage, Support Careers in the Arts

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The team at NINE dot ARTS is excited to announce a 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.

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Art is a powerful way companies can unite employees across geographies

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.

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Meow Wolf Creator Vince Kadlubek on the Merging of Art and Business and Plans for a New Location in Denver

On Monday, September 24, the founder of Meow Wolf, Vince Kadlubek, spoke to Denver Startup Week about his vision for Meow Wolf – now and for the future – as it establishes a second location in the Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver. Meow Wolf originated with a vision to create inspiring collaborative spaces for artists, brought to life by an arts and entertainment group in Santa Fe. As Meow Wolf grew, Kadlubek embraced his responsibility as a leader for the artistic community. At #DENStartupWeek, he shared the Meow Wolf story, details about the new location coming to Denver in 2020, and how artists and entrepreneurs can plug in to the new location.

Here are three takeaways from the panel:

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Great Curatorial Work Comes from Great Collaborations with Artists: A Curator’s Takeaways from the Emerging Curators Retreat

A work by Olafur Eliasson's at the Underground Museum

Earlier this summer, NINE dot ARTS Associate Curator Arielle Myers had the opportunity to attend Otis College of Art and Design’s first Emerging Curators Retreat. Arielle 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.

Read more from Arielle as she shares a few of her favorite experiences from the retreat, including the retreat’s emphasis on the importance of great collaborations with artists! Read more

Share our space!

NINE dot ARTS is a company that bridges the gap between arts and business. With knowledge and experience, we curate inspiring art collections that show beauty, creativity and purpose.  We’ve recently moved into a new headquarters, and we have space available to share with you!  If your space at home is no longer working for you or the local coffee shop has filled to its capacity, please consider our space.

Desk space rental is $475/desk ($375/desk if you rent all four desks in the workstation group), and you can rent month-to-month!

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Curating Through Storytelling

As an artist, you’ve likely heard of legendary collector Adelaide Harcourt. She is a wordly, idiosyncratic grand dame brimming with sophistication. A seventh generation Savannaian who comes from a long line of financiers, and the sole living member of her family, she’s determined to gift the arts legacy of her family to the city of Savannah through sharing her collection of family heirlooms, travel mementos, and contemporary artwork with the recently-opened Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah.

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A “Wander”ful Opportunity: Curating Gallery Style Collections for The Ramble Hotel

Every art curation program begins with a clear goal in mind and the recently-opened Ramble Hotel in Denver’s booming RiNo Art District was no exception. As the first hotel to open in the art-centric neighborhood, The Ramble was envisioned too appeal to a very specific type of traveler: those who like to wander or travel without a destination (i.e. to ramble), and experienced travelers who appreciate timeless elegance in a worldly and contemporary setting.

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Designed With Artists in Mind

All the ways our new headquarters will help us better serve our artist community

As more and more people look to experience art as part of their daily life, the demand to bring art into public spaces outside of museum walls is growing. From city-wide placemaking initiatives to small professional services companies, clients are increasingly coming to NINE dot ARTS looking for ways to support the creative economy and artist community in order to enrich the experience of visitors and guests.

As we mark our ninth year of fostering connections between artists and communities, it was time to take a look at our operations to help ensure our growing team was positioned to do their best work and support more artists than ever before.

As a result of that effort, we decided to create a new headquarters, located at 3734 Osage St. in Denver’s Lower Highlands neighborhood, that would better support our people and especially our artist community. Read more