Project Description

Grantee Profile: Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Since 1963, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) has been Denver’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to contemporary photography. Its exhibition program reflects a commitment to professionalism and artistic excellence, and its School of Photography strives to cultivate the next generation of artists and educators.

The Center continues to receive consistent media recognition with exhibitions featuring a number of nationally-renowned photographers. Ansel Adams helped establish CPAC’s permanent collection in 1967. The collection now holds more than 600 fine art prints, offering a historical overview of 20th century photography.

In 2017, Colorado Photographic Arts Center launched PhotoVox, a new program created in response to members’ desire for career development. Its goal is to help Denver’s emerging photographers strengthen their artistic voice with the support of the broader arts community.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s grant support is helping Colorado Photographic Arts Center work towards its goal of becoming a more visible, dynamic and accessible cultural resource for its members, students, and the general public.

Learn more about CPAC’s exhibition program and School of Photography on their website at