Picture Me Here (PMH) is a storytelling program for refugees, immigrants and others who have been displaced. Photography, video, animation and writing are taught as creative tools for self expression, social engagement, community building, leadership, and integration. Projects are based on a variety of themes including migration, memory and place. PMH Fellows are artists are from a variety of countries (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Brazil, Ukraine, Nigeria and Congo), engaged in a year long creative media and storytelling fellowship organized and operated by Picture Me Here. This program is made possible by a grant from Arts In Society. The opening reception at CPAC is free and open to the public on Friday, July 27th, to be followed by a Fall exhibit at RMCAD.
Arts in Society grantees were announced at the 10th Annual RedLine EPIC Gala on April 19th, 2018 in Denver. After a rigorous process and many phenomenal submissions, 22 Colorado artists and organizations have been selected to win $480,000 through Arts in Society funding backed by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Grants of between $10,000–$36,000 have been awarded to 22 artists and organizations, to facilitate projects in their communities that address today's most urgent social issues.
Free writing classes are being offered by Denver Veterans Writing Workshop this spring, for community members impacted by conflict, strife and war, including refugees, veterans, and people experiencing housing instability or homelessness. Classes take place at the Denver Library Central Branch and are funded by Arts in Society.
Elsewhere Studios is pleased to announce progress in their INSPIRED: Art at Work developments - four projects for their Summer 2018 program of socially-engaged art. Two art projects from the North Fork Valley, and two visiting artists-in-residence will be hosted at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, Colorado.
Foothills Art Center recently assembled a team to present their final planning drawings to the Golden Public Arts Commission for a new public mural to be completed in collaboration with students of Golden High School's Sources of Strength, a best practice, youth suicide prevention project, whose goal is to enhance protective factors associated with reducing suicide at the school population level.
Denver- Wednesday, November 28, 2017 - RedLine is excited to announce 41 finalists who will submit full proposals to be considered for Arts in Society grants in the coming year.
An active community garden at Polston Elementary School was the seed, which grew into a farm park, along the Rio Grande Corridor in Alamosa, Colorado. After Polston Elementary closed in 2008, maintaining and expanding the community garden became an opportunity to ensure that the land, its river access, trails, prime agricultural soils, and sweeping views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains were secured as a community asset.
October 4-10, the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management presented the 2017 Indigenous Film & Arts Festival in venues throughout Denver. Mervyn L. Tano, President, International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management reflects on this years theme, Celebrating the Creative Spirit.