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News and Resources

Stay connected to your cultural community, and to the many resources we’re curating to help advance and diversify Denver’s art scene. Learn more.

Grantee Spotlight

The Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) provides a vibrant, creative environment for those who wish to study, practice, and teach the visual arts. ASLD has become Denver’s premier visual arts community resource for creating, teaching, and selling art, serving professional artists and students of all abilities, ages and financial means. ASLD also provides critical outreach programs at schools, public libraries and other neighborhood sites to support diverse communities. Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is pleased to support ASLD’s outreach and public programming.

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Fellow Spotlight

Dawn Fay and Garrett Ammon

Some people just have it. You know what we’re talking about – they have that spark, that drive, that creativity – that hunger to reach further and further. The ones who look to the future and make change happen to reach personal and professional goals. Wonderbound’s Artistic Director and Choreographer Garrett Ammon is one of those leaders. He is also a 2011 Livingston Fellow. Get to know what Garrett has been up to since being named a Fellow!

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Honoree Spotlight

Hugh Grant

For three decades, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has honored more than 100 distinguished Colorado individuals and organizations through our Annual Awards Program. The Founding Director and Curator of Kirkland Museum, Hugh A. Grant, was honored in 2009 in the Arts & Humanities category. Hugh has gone on to lead the design and construction of a brand-new home for the Kirkland, a dramatic expansion of its footprint in Denver’s cultural landscape.

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Our commitment to equity

Talking about “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” isn’t always easy. But Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has been thinking deeply for some time about how we incorporate a commitment to equity in our grantmaking and operations. To date this work has been happening, but organically.

Now, we’ve gone one step further — putting into writing a strong statement of our values. Today, we share with you the backstory that led to the writing of our new mission statement……Full Post.

Teva Sienicki

Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015, Teva Sienicki has since transitioned from anti-poverty work to anti-hunger work. When she’s not at work, she is immersed in books that relate to the anti-hunger movement. She decided to travel to Austin, Texas, which is at the forefront of what has been dubbed as the food sovereignty movement with a handful of nonprofits working to improve access to fresh, healthy food for all. Teva writes about her journey to Austin – and how she hopes to bring big change to Denver…….Full Post.

Livingston Fellowship Program Selection Changes

We have big, exciting news to share about our Livingston Fellowship nomination process! To ensure that Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s Livingston Fellowship Program is accessible and open to the broadest array of nonprofit leaders, we now encourage candidates to apply directly to the program! Of course, we continue to welcome and encourage nominations from our esteemed group of designated nominators. Deadline to submit: Friday, July 13……..Full Post.