Project Description

Grantee Profile: Rocky Mountain Public Media

Rocky Mountain Public Media, parent organization of Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO Jazz, is Colorado’s largest statewide, member-supported, multimedia network. In recent years, the network’s focus has shifted from simply imparting information to serving as an active partner and resource for Colorado communities and organizations. In 2013, Rocky Mountain PBS merged with public radio station KUVO/KVJZ which broadcasts jazz, Latin jazz, blues and news.

In 2015 Rocky Mountain Public Media launched a capital campaign to develop a new, state of the art media center that allows for more innovative programming, stronger connections to local communities, more in-depth investigative reporting, and increased collaboration with non-profit, state and corporate partners.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s most recent gift supports the KUVO Performance Studio within the new Buell Public Media Center. The studio will be used for live jazz performances, both local and touring artists as well as for the high school/collegiate jazz series, and will be available for community partners. A permanent exhibition on Denver/Colorado’s jazz history and interstitials that feature past and present Colorado jazz greats will highlight the contributions of jazz in our region.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation also supports Rocky Mountain PBS’ multiple platform arts coverage of “Arts District,” which remains the state’s only television show dedicated solely to arts coverage, and is committed to creating content that educates and engages statewide audiences, both rural and urban, to inspire them to become the next generation of arts patrons.

To learn more about Rocky Mountain Public Media, visit their website at rmpbs.org.