The Arts Street@Youth Employment Academy (YEA) Journey to Unity project was selected for an Arts in Society grant in 2017 and the collaborative endeavor that emerged was created by Denver area high school-aged youth in the summer of 2018. By learning new skills, building on intrinsic strengths and working with local mentors and community groups, the Arts Street@YEA Summer Interns worked together, exploring the potential to change negative opinions and strengthen positive perceptions about immigration in our shared communities through the medium of a new podcast, which can be accessed on their new website which showcases stories from local residents about their personal experiences of immigration, finding home and creating community.
An intern from Youth Employment Academy’s Arts Street Program shares his experience learning new skills while working on a team to record stories of the immigrant experience, as told by Denver area residents. You can listen to their podcasts here: https://archive.storycorps.org/user/arts-street/
Atlantis Community Inc., describe the importance of documenting and sharing Denver's rich history of disability activism, in their own words. Both Atlantis Inc. and their politically active group, ADAPT have made major wins and advances for people with disabilities in Colorado, which have effected policy and legislation throughout the U.S. With their new grant funding from Arts in Society, Atlantis Inc. community will be expanding and updating their museum space to share this history with a wider audience. Learn more by visiting http://www.atlantiscommunity.org
Picture Me Here (PMH) is a storytelling program for refugees, immigrants and others who have been displaced. Multimedia skills 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. The opening reception, titled “Dear Younger Me: Postcards from New Americans to Their Younger Selves”, is free and open to the public. Join us at Colorado Photographic Arts Society on Friday, July 27th from 600pm-900pm to celebrate this work!
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.