Project Description

Grantee Profile: Augustana Arts

Augustana Arts’ mission is to gather community, support the arts and delight the spirit. That perfectly sums up this innovative, community-focused organization. The organization strives to increase reach and access through relevant programming, artistic excellence and collaboration.

Three resident performing arts groups along with nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists are the focus of Augustana Arts programming – the Stratus Chamber Orchestra and the Colorado Women’s Chorale and the Colorado Men’s Chorale. Augustana Arts is constantly evolving to reflect changing interests among audiences and to stay relevant in the 21st century classical music experience. Repertoire is diverse and often includes works by living composers.

In addition, Augustana Arts offers an after-school music education program called City Strings –for at-risk youth from low-income families. City Strings provides free private lessons in violin, viola and cello.

For more information on Augustana Arts, visit their website at