Finalists Announced For 2018 Arts in Society Grants

Arts in Society




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. The Arts in Society grant program is a collaboration between Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center. The program fosters cross-sector work through the arts by funding projects that utilize art to address social issues and community needs across Colorado.

Currently in its second year, the program will distribute over $450,000 in grants to 15-20 projects in 2018. In addition to funding, individuals and organizations receiving grants will receive additional, ongoing support through their participation in a grantee learning community program.   

Below are the Arts in Society finalists who will be advanced for further consideration and will submit full proposals.


Carbondale Arts Latino Folk Art Garden Story Sculpture

Mancos Creative District Weallbelong - an arts inspired community dialogue on immigration, inclusive community and belonging

Street Fraternity Phree Xpression

Artist Patrycja Humienik Dances for Solidarity-Denver: Solidarity Dance

Artist Ella Maria Ray and Mental Health Center of Denver Skyline Academy Rooted in Clay (R.I.C.)

Wonderbound Pari Passu

One Thousand Design The Sonder Collection: Denver

Breckenridge Creative Arts Woven Spaces

Art Students League of Denver and Colorado Department of Corrections ART in PRISON

Denver Indian Family Resource Center Culture Night for American Indian and Alaska Native Families

Colorado Photographic Arts Center Veterans Workshop Series

Family & Intercultural Resource Center Summit County Cross-Cultural Arts Community Project

NAMI Colorado with Sox Place ArrayParity: An apparel campaign to restyle mental illness through the self-emblematic

Mirror Image Arts Breaking The Cycle - A journey from self-sabotage to self-compassion through the arts

Grassroots Community Center The Prairie Writers' Workshop

The Aurora Cultural Arts District The ACADIA Project

Check Your Head Check Your Head

Youth on Record Youth on Record Fellowship: Equipping the next generation of arts leaders

Motus Theater UnDocuAmerica Radio Program/Podcast

Desert Art LAB Desertification Kitchen

The Temple Temple Culinary Arts 101 Program & Rooftop and Living Wall Installation

Sandra Dolak Huajatolla Heritage Festival; A Gathering of the People

Life/Art Dance Ensemble Decreasing Isolation and Empowering our Seniors

Dancing Spirit, Inc. Building Bridges: Art as Healing

Lone Tree Arts Center Sensory Friendly Family Tree: Arts for Everyone

ARTHYVE Arthyve: Community Art Archive/Collection Development

Loco Lane Filmworks Document Ed.

M12 STUDIO Landlines Initiative

Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center War of the Flowers

New Legacy Charter School and Hope House of Colorado’s Mother, Me

Titwrench Collective 10th Annual Titwrench Fest

Salida Circus Outreach Foundation Circus Arts for the Underserved

Atlantis Community, Inc. Denver Disability Rights Conversation & Historic Gallery

Arts Street@Youth Employment Academy Creating Unity: A creative journey on immigration in America

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Reimagining the Noel Resolution

University of Colorado Boulder The Colorado Lullaby Project: Nurturing Social Connectedness with Song

Pueblo ARTery & Village Walls Bridges | The 4th & 8th Street Bridges Art Project

Partners Youth Mentoring of Delta, Montrose and Ouray Art Partners Mentoring


Final proposals will be reviewed by a diverse panel of local leaders from the arts and human service sectors. Grant awards will be announced in April at RedLine’s annual EPIC Gala on April 19, 2018.