$500,000 Granted to 24 Colorado Artists and Organizations for Arts in Society 2019 – Think 360 Arts for Learning Selected as a Grantee
DENVER – MAY 3, 2019 – Grantees have been selected for the 2019 Arts in Society grant program! After reviewing over 175 applications, this year’s panel has chosen 24 Colorado artists and organizations to receive a total of $500,000 through Arts in Society funding. The collaborative grant-making program is backed by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation, and administered in partnerships with RedLine Contemporary Art Center.
The 2019 winners received grants of between $15,000 – $25,000. The Arts in Society awards were publicly announced at RedLine’s EPIC Gala on April 17, 2019.
“We continue to be inspired in how people voluntarily share their art to stimulate meaningful conversations to improve their community,” sayes Hemera Foundation Executive Director Rob Kaufold. “We are proud that Arts in Society provides a platform to elevate these voices and projects throughout the State.”
How it works: A 12-member panel comprised of individuals from across Colorado assembled in October 2018 to review over 175 grant applications. 40 finalists were invited to submit full proposals. The panel reconvened in February 2019 to review proposals and chose 24 exceptional projects for funding. Grant awards were assessed based on the applicant’s ability to illustrate artistic excellence, broaden the understanding of the role arts play in society, demonstrate cross-sector work, exhibit cultural relevance, foster community engagement, and present opportunities for shared learning. New grantees will join in a learning community cohort that will meet throughout the next year to share best practices, challenges, and opportunities related to their projects.
2019 Arts in Society Grant Recipients
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management – 16th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
El Pueblo History Museum – Advancing Southern Colorado Museum of Memory
HopeWest – Art for the Grieving Heart
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Colorado’s Heath and Environment Mural Project
Phamaly Theatre Company – Come to Your Senses: One-act Play Festival
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts – Community Alchemy
Creative Labs – The Unsteady Hand
No Credits Productions, LLC – Destination Freedom Black Radio Days
Think 360 Arts for Learning – District Attorney Acquiring Restitution Through Talent Program
Vocal Coalition – Diverse Music, Diverse People
Amped – From the Margins to the Center
Jasmine Baetz – Marking Space for Los Seis de Boulder
Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region – Military Arts Connection
El Sistema Colorado – Music in New Spaces
PlatteForum – Our Voices, Our View, Our Vote
Palm Wine Collective – PanAfrican Arts Festival
Pueblo Arts Alliance – Pueblo Impact Youth Initiative
Mirror Image Arts – Restorative Theatre
Motus Theater – SANCTUARY SUNDAYS
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Colorado – Stonewall 50
University of Denver – This is My Denver
Colorado Humanities – Veteran Writing (VW)
ECDC African Community Center of Denver – We Made This
Su Teatro – Westside Reclamation Project
About Think 360 Arts for Learning
Think 360 Arts is a leading provider of arts education programs and services in Colorado. Think 360 Arts has continued to serve K-12 schools and community members in Colorado through teaching artist workshops and residencies, direct services in the classroom, teacher training, professional development, and community programs. Think 360 Arts is an independent affiliate of Young Audiences. The District Attorney Acquiring Restitution Through Talent Program (DA ARTT) engages first-time youth offenders in a restorative justice program through which they will receive artistic mentorship, create and sell artworks to fund victim restitution, and have their juvenile record expunged. For more information, please visit www.think360arts.org.
About Arts in Society
Arts in Society seeks to support projects that engage artists and arts organizations as partners in illuminating and finding solutions to a wide array of civic and social challenges faced by Colorado communities. The funding supports a growing number of collaborations across Colorado that are bringing together artists and professionals from a wide variety of non-arts sectors to positively impact social justice and community welfare through community-based initiatives.
Think 360 Arts for Learning, Jen Olson + 1-720-904-8890 x 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org