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News and Resources

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Grantee Spotlight

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is an international, cross-cultural, performing arts and educational institution rooted in African American traditions.There are four pillars of the organization: the CPRD Ensemble, Academy, Theatre, and Education programs that offer a dynamic approach to creative community development. Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is helping to support a capacity building initiative for CPRD.

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Fellow Spotlight

Rachel Basye

When selected for the Livingston Fellowship in 2015, Rachel Basye was open to learning and growing in her position as Executive Director of Arts Students League of Denver. We caught up with Rachel to see what she’s accomplished within the Livingston Fellowship program. And she ended up telling us about a wonderful road trip to Marfa, Texas – and the journey and life lessons she learned along the way.

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Honoree Spotlight

2013 was a year of profound growth in Colorado’s arts and culture sector, it was also the year the Foundation began its dedicated focus on the arts. Also that year, General/Artistic Director for Central City Opera, Pelham “Pat” Pearce won the Arts & Humanities Award for the Foundation’s Annual Awards Program. We recently caught up with Pat since receiving the Award – and found out what his favorite opera of all time is.

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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.

Meet Sarah Saffari

Now in its second year, Arts in Society is a collaborative funding initiative that is designed to foster and support cross sector work through the arts across the state of Colorado. The highly competitive Arts in Society program awarded 22 Colorado artists and organizations with funding in 2018. Who are the grant winners?……..Full Post.

Trip to Mexico: Louise Martorano

Michael Henry, Livingston Fellow Class of 2017, took a week-long solo mountain bike trip on the Colorado Trail. In his blog, he highlights one day of his journey – from scary weather to unsure thoughts of self-doubt. In the end, he explains how the trip helped strengthen his leadership skills and what he learned along the way………Full Post.