Blog 2018-01-19T16:49:14+00:00

BSF: Arts & Leaders


Get to Know: Rachel Basye, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation It’s always so fascinating to catch up and reminisce with Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellows. Not just to hear what they have to say about the Fellowship program, but to also listen to their stories. Livingston Fellows never cease to tell amazing stories. They’ve traveled the world. Have created [...]

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Honoree 2013: Catching Up with Central City Opera’s Pelham Pearce

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation In 2013, the biggest movies of the year were “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and “Frozen.” The top song was “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris. But for Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and Colorado, it was also a year of profound growth in the state’s arts [...]

Fostering the Role of the Arts in Building a Better Community: Arts in Society 2018 Grant Winners

More than ever, the arts are playing a critical role in society: serving as interventions, heightening awareness of issues, and strengthening communities. 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. Arts [...]

Where to Stay, Play and Visit in Colorado for the Americans for the Arts 2018 Convention

Written by Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff During the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver (June 14-17), arts leaders from across the country will come together for four days to discuss issues around community development, public art, education, advocacy and equity. Needless to say, attendees are in for a wonderful [...]

How Riding the Colorado Trail Helped One Livingston Fellow Learn Valuable Leadership Skills

By Michael Henry, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2017 Note: The following depicts one day of a week-long solo mountain-bike trip I took last August 2017. My goal was to ride at least half of the Colorado Trail, which runs from Waterton Canyon in Littleton all the way to Durango. I ended up riding [...]