Arts in Society Update

RedLine, Arts in Society administrator, is excited to announce 42 finalists who will submit full proposals to be considered for Arts in Society grants in the coming year. The Arts in Society grant-making program fosters cross-sector work through the arts by funding projects that utilize art to address social issues and community needs across Colorado, and is a collaboration between Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Now in its 3rd year, Arts in Society has to date provided financial support to 43 individual artists and organizations who have utilized the arts in innovative ways to illuminate and address a wide array of civic, health, and social issues in Colorado communities through public artworks, performances, exhibitions, workshops, and community programs.

Here are the Arts in Society finalists who will be advanced for further consideration.

Creativity & The Arts: An Emerging Impact Investing Theme

Our President, Gary Steuer, shares his insight into creative enterprise, a sector he believes is not only important to the arts community, but to the economy as well. He ascribes his unique perspective to a 40-year career in the arts and shares his thoughts on the harmony of impact investing.

Read Gary’s full article in addition to a compilation of other pieces from nonprofit leaders and organizations. 

Why the Arts and Nonprofit Leadership are Critical to our Community

In February 2017, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation President & CEO Gary Steuer gave a speech at The Mile High Club about Why Arts and Nonprofit Leadership are Critical to our Community.

Read what he has to say and to view the full speech with slides here [pdf].

Personal Reflections on Museums

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation President & CEO, Gary Steuer provided the keynote address, Personal Reflections on Museums, at the 2017 Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums Conference where he shared his experiences, background and even how his childhood helped influence his views today.

Read the full speech here [pdf].

Denver Cultural Space Survey

In 2016,  in response to interest from cultural groups, the Foundation, in collaboration with the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority (CECFA) engaged The Nonprofit Centers Network to conduct a survey of organizations interested in a shared arts and cultural facility in Denver.  An advisory group helped provide input in the process. Next steps are being determined.

Download the report on survey results here [pdf].

Nonprofit Executive Leadership Survey

In 2004, the Foundation surveyed Colorado nonprofit leaders to develop a profile of executive directors, assess job satisfaction and current challenges, and learn about plans for advancement and/or succession.

The resulting Colorado Nonprofit Executive Leadership Survey demonstrated that the role of nonprofit executive is becoming increasingly complex, and indicated the need for greater diversity, more innovative professional development opportunities, new strategies to reduce the cost and inefficiencies of fundraising, and greater emphasis on succession planning.

Download the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Survey [pdf].

Lasting Impressions

In Lasting Impressions, you will meet recipients of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Annual Awards from the past twenty-five years. In their own words, these remarkable Coloradans recount signature moments, share enlightening insights and express warm gratitude.

Their stories invite readers, young and old, to learn from others, to turn obstacles into opportunities, to discover their own unique gifts, to dream big, and to experience the joy of making a difference.

Published in 2010.
Hardcover: 147 pages

To request a copy of Lasting Impressions, please email us.

Steuer Creative Placemaking Presentation – Israel, Dec. 2015

In December, our President Gary Steuer made a series of talks on Creative Placemaking in the Negev region in Israel.

Download his presentation here [pdf].

Foundation Assessment

In 2015, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation underwent a comprehensive assessment. Conducted by Changing Our World, Inc., the assessment includes strengths, challenges, measurement strategies and program recommendations.

Download the Foundation Assessment Executive Summary [pdf].

Livingston Fellowship Program Assessment

In 2015, the Livingston Fellowship Program of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation underwent a comprehensive assessment. Conducted by Changing Our World, Inc., the assessment includes achievements, challenges and recommendations.

Download the Livingston Fellowship Program Assessment Executive Summary [pdf].

Livingston Fellowship Program:

Interested in learning more about the Livingston Fellowship Program?  Here are details about eligibility and the process.

Livingston Fellowship Program: Eligibility, Requirements and How to Nominate [PDF]