We are delighted to share this Arts in Society video, which shares some of the stories of the 2018 grantees and the work they are doing at the intersection of arts and social issues:

The program is accepting new applications through September 16. To apply, visit Redline’s website here.

“Arts in Society is a funding program that specifically focuses on arts that are at the intersection of art and social change — arts programs that are designed to effect, to highlight, to work on a different social issue,” said Gary Steuer, President and CEO of Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, one of the contributing foundations in a cohort of funders that make the program possible.

In addition to Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the Hemera Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, SCFD and The Colorado Health Foundation have teamed up to offer the grants, which can range from $10,000 to $50,000 for individuals or organizations. The grants are administered statewide by RedLine Contemporary Art Center.

“This was an opportunity for us to work with other funders, in particular the private foundations, to do something that’s outside of our regular grantmaking and makes a great impact in areas where we’ve been unable to develop programs and fund across Colorado,” said Sheila Sears, deputy director of Colorado Creative Industries.

Grantees are chosen by a panel which considers the project’s artistic quality, cultural relevancy, whether it will bring greater understanding to the issue and engage the community.

The difference these investments make in the community and in people’s lives is extraordinary.