Colorado Grant Funding Proposals: Colorado Art Tank due Nov. 3rd
The Denver Foundation’s Arts Affinity Group (AAG) is pleased to partner with the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation to announce a new, innovative grantmaking program modeled after the highly-acclaimed Arizona Arts Tank. We are calling for proposals of arts-based ventures (all disciplines welcome) that respond to the concerns or learning needs of an identified market, and that are innovative, unique, and new to Colorado, AND that will knock our judges’ socks off. The top ventures will walk away with the funding to make their project a reality.
Colorado Art Tank is a funding initiative of the Arts Affinity Group, a giving circle of The Denver Foundation. Its purpose is to make strategic investments in Colorado’s best, new, and unique arts-based ventures.
At a live event in January 2015, successful applicants will pitch their innovative ventures to a panel comprised of representatives from the Arts Affinity Group and the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation who, along with an audience of community members, will award grant funding to the top scoring ventures at the event.
What is an “arts-based venture,” you ask? It could be many things, but in the context of this funding program, it’s an arts product, project, or idea that is innovative, creative, and strategic, and reaches beyond standard engagement and practices to facilitate or accelerate learning through the arts. All disciplines of art are welcome.
Any stage of development is eligible, but what this initiative does not fund is business as usual. (Don’t get us wrong though, we think what you already do is really important, which is why we have other resources to support your work! Visit denverfoundation.org for a list.)