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Our History

Founded in 1963 as Young Audiences of Colorado, Think 360 Arts brought high-quality arts education programs to K–12 students. Think 360 Arts successfully merged with the Colorado Alliance for Arts Education in 2007 and The Harmony Project in 2012. These organizations have more than 70 years of combined experience in promoting arts education in Colorado through teacher training, direct services to classrooms, and public awareness programs. 

Since its founding, Think 360 Art’s services have evolved beyond presenting K-12 arts programs, to become Colorado’s leading arts resource for teachers, teaching artists, students and communities – with experience delivering quality arts education programs through music, dance, theatre, visual, and literary arts:

  • Since 2008, Think 360 has been partnering with Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, allowing expansion of professional development programs for teachers and teaching artists.
  • In 2017, the organization established the Creative Aging program, partnering with assisted living communities, independent communities, libraries and other nonprofits to engage older adults through social, creative endeavors.
  • In 2019, Think 360 became the Colorado affiliate of Wolf Trap Institute, an early childhood program that provides developmentally appropriate, arts-integrated learning strategies within the framework of the early childhood curriculum.
  • Challenged by the pandemic in 2020, Think 360 introduced Teaching Artist TV, providing free, engaging online lessons for teachers, students, and the public to engage in the arts during a period of social isolation.
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Through our work, Think 360 Arts is committed to ensuring every Coloradan has access to creative experiences and all communities can experience the transformative benefits of arts education.