RedLine’s EPIC Arts Program challenges the current pedagogy in order to create room for students’ voices. The program was initiated in 2010 in response to the need for increased support for arts education in Denver’s schools and a desire expressed by RedLine’s artists to work with under-resourced students in the Five Points neighborhood and beyond. This semester-long project is designed to engage children in grades K-12 living in stressed communities who would otherwise have limited or no access to quality arts education. EPIC Arts program provides opportunities for students to explore social issues through contemporary art. Each semester RedLine Resident Artists and Denver community artists are matched with educators and students, resulting in a unique art collaboration.
Each semester, the project culminates with the EPIC Youth Exhibition at RedLine, where students can see their work displayed in a professional space, view other student's work and discuss their ideas with the community.
“Through the EPIC project I was able to let my voice be heard.” -Participating student 2017