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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Cultural Commission Seeks Poet as Artist in Residence

Call for Poet In Residence with photo of Wheat Ridge

Love Wheat Ridge? The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission is looking for a community member who enjoys writing poetry.

The first year of the Artist in Residence program, the selected poet will be asked to write six poems to read at various Wheat Ridge events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the City’s incorporation. These poems will also be posted to the City of Wheat Ridge social media accounts as well as the City’s Connections newsletter. In 2020, the poet will be expected to conduct outreach workshops at several Wheat Ridge schools. Poetry should inspire the community and be accessible to a diverse population as well as be an expression of the City’s civic spirit.

A $1,000 stipend accompanies this residency, to be distributed over the two years.

Proposal Requirements

The following materials are required:


Letter of Interest and Qualifications, not to exceed two pages. This should include:

  a. Interest in this project

  b. Interest in the City of Wheat Ridge

  c. The Poet’s inspiration

  d. Resume pertaining to poetry writing

  e. Contact information including full name, home address, phone number and email address.



  • Submit one 8-12 line poem on the topic: “How Does Wheat Ridge Inspire You?”
  • Submit 2-3 additional poems

Preference will be given to Wheat Ridge residents or those with a Wheat Ridge connection. Submit to  using the subject line “Poetry” by November 5, 2018. Additional Info

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