Colorado art grants

Meet the New Cohort of Arts in Society Grantees!

Meet the New Cohort of Arts in Society Grantees!

Grantees have been selected for the 2019 Arts in Society grant program! Read about the twenty four Colorado artists and organizations selected receive a total of $500,000 for their innovative projects utilizing the arts as an integral element in promoting social justice and community welfare.  

Arts in Society is a collaborative grant-making program is backed by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation, and administered in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center.

Tactile Artist Ann Cunningham and Colorado Center for the Blind: Creative Vision Does Not Discriminate

Tactile Artist Ann Cunningham and Colorado Center for the Blind: Creative Vision Does Not Discriminate

Longtime artist and art educator Ann Cunningham reflects on her work with disabled youth and adults at Colorado Center for the Blind, which naturally aligned with the Arts in Society mission of “supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans.”

Who Cares for the Caregivers? Raising Awareness About Burnout in the Nursing Profession Through Immersive Theater

Who Cares for the Caregivers? Raising Awareness About Burnout in the Nursing Profession Through Immersive Theater

Choreographer, dancer and longtime registered nurse, Tara Rynders partnered with her employer, Rose Medical Center, to bring an immersive theater project to life in its own hallways, with the help of a grant award from Arts in Society. The project titled “First, Do No Harm”, evokes in its audience a deeper compassion and new appreciation for the work of nurses, and a sense of pride and recognition for the nurses in attendance. First, Do No Harm is part of a year long project, engaging the community and health care professionals in dialogue about compassion fatigue, grief and human frailty.

Motus Theater Sets the Stage for Undocumented Voices

Motus Theater Sets the Stage for Undocumented Voices

Since 2013, Motus Theater has been working on advancing the conversation around issues of immigration and documentation in the United States, by working closely with community leaders to illuminate the realities and challenges of living as an undocumented person. The Motus Theater crew will present two performances of their new production, “UndocuMonologues”, on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21st - featuring narratives written by people living with undocumented status in the U.S., in their own words.

Prairie Writer's Workshop: Next Generation

Prairie Writer's Workshop: Next Generation

The Prairie Writer’s Workshop is designed to rethink how K-12 art education is produced in rural schools, with a goal to create a more dynamic cultural aesthetic practice. By encouraging students to reflect on their relationship to the past, present and future of their rural community, this interdisciplinary program intersects art, creative writing and journalism, building fluency in writing techniques and attaining hands-on design and publishing experience.

Sharing Our Immigrant Stories

Sharing Our Immigrant Stories

Zipporah Roberson, Arts Street@YEA Summer Youth Intern/Artist, shares his experience creating and recording multimedia this past summer, culminating in the Journey 2 Unity Podcast and an art exhibition at McNichols Building called “Our Immigrant Stories”, featuring Denver Housing Authority residents.

Latino Folk Garden: When Art is a Connector

Latino Folk Garden: When Art is a Connector

Carbondale Arts organized a new public art project over the last year, in an effort to engage and connect the local Latino community, and create a space for people to express their artistic voice and relax in the Latino Folk Garden. The project were funded in part by a grant from Arts in Society and culminated in a lively celebration, new connections and understanding. can be enjoyed by the public as part of the larger RIO Grande ArtWay.