Project Description

Grantee Profile: RedLine

Founded in 2008 and located in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, RedLine is an innovative, mixed-use arts center that combines an exhibition space and artist residency program with project-based engagement in the arts. Art is the vehicle through which RedLine explores key social issues, and fills community gaps. RedLine has become a leader in the Denver arts community and one of the “go-to” arts and culture organizations for innovative and dynamic collaborations.

The Founder of RedLine, Laura Merage, is both an artist and a philanthropist who is passionate about assisting emerging artists as they take their profession to the next level.

RedLine’s community-oriented focus and innovative arts programming have garnered significant local and national recognition including: 2012/13 “Our Town Award” from the National Endowment of the Arts; 2015 national attention for RedLine’s Reach Studio on PBS’s Newshour; 2012 “Community Engagement Award” from Denver Public Schools; “Institution of the Year” in 2011 by the DAM Contemporaries, and for RedLine’s Education Director, “Colorado Museum Art Educator of the Year Award” in 2014 from the Colorado Art Educators Association.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supports RedLine’s exhibitions and programs. In 2018, RedLine will celebrate its 10th anniversary. General operating support from the Foundation helps position the organization for further growth and stability while ensuring community needs are met. The anniversary year will launch an exhibition featuring more than 60 artists who are now recognized regionally and nationally – and have chosen to remain in the Denver area.

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