Talking Black Lives Matter and the COVID-19 pandemic with Denver artist Carlos Frésquez

In 2018, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation named local artist and educator Carlos Frésquez “Artist of the Year” at our Annual Awards Celebration. Carlos has spent his career offering a unique perspective on culture in Denver and the Chicano community’s impact on the city’s evolution, so it was an honor for the Foundation to recognize and acknowledge [...]

Denver’s COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund awards 41 organizations with emergency funding, totaling $1.2 million in support

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation just announced the first round of applicants to receive emergency funding from the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund. As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Colorado, the arts & culture organizations are witnessing a dramatic, unexpected loss in revenue unlike anything seen in our lifetime. A report just [...]

COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

The application process is currently closed. The first round of grants will be announced soon! To review guidelines, visit the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund. About the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund: As Denver arts & culture organizations are hit with an unprecedented loss in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bonfils-Stanton [...]

2020-07-29T16:14:00-06:00March 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

Here’s how you can stay engaged in the arts during the coronavirus crisis

Well, it seems like we’re in this for a while, friends so to make sure we work together as a society and ‘flatten the curve’ of the novel coronavirus, we’ve been asked to limit our social interactions and to utilize social-distancing. But luckily, it’s 2020 – and we have the internet to help us [...]

2020-03-26T07:04:36-06:00March 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Here’s how you can stay engaged in the arts during the coronavirus crisis

What a year! What Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supported in 2019

By Gina Ferrari, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation's Director of Grants Looking back at 2019, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation are once again in awe of the incredible creative contributions of our grantees and the entire arts & culture community in Denver. As patrons, participants, makers and audience members, we have access to a truly vibrant, diverse and robust [...]

2020-01-28T07:54:23-07:00January 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on What a year! What Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supported in 2019

Life after CU: Catching up with Bruce and Marcy Benson

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff As individuals, they do amazing things - but as a pair, Bruce and Marcy Benson are absolutely unstoppable. During Bruce’s tenure as the President of the University of Colorado from 2008-2019, they tackled big changes together. “What impresses me most about Bruce and Marcy is their devotion [...]

2020-01-05T11:44:40-07:00November 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Life after CU: Catching up with Bruce and Marcy Benson

Biennial of the Americas’ 2019 Empathy in Action Festival

We’ve got your weekend plans here, Denver. Not only will you leave inspired, but you’ll also learn a few things along the way at the “Empathy in Action” festival from September 25-28, 2019. Local and international artists will make their way to the Mile High City as they represent countries from Across the Americas [...]

2020-01-05T11:45:29-07:00September 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Biennial of the Americas’ 2019 Empathy in Action Festival

Colorado Arts Visitor Guide: Where to Stay and Play During the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference 2019

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff During the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference (October 13-16), arts leaders from across the country will come together for four days to discuss issues around community development, public art, education, advocacy and equity. Needless to say, attendees are in for a wonderful learning experience and opportunities to meet [...]

2019-09-20T08:00:34-06:00August 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Colorado Arts Visitor Guide: Where to Stay and Play During the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference 2019

Get to Know: Jamie Van Leeuwen, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2005

By Erica Boniface It's a new year, with a new governor leading the way for Colorado. We give Gov. Jared Polis a big welcome, but with that hearty hello, we also wave, shake hands and thank Gov. John Hickenlooper for his past eight years leading the Centennial State. It's an argument we're happy to [...]

Colorado’s Old-Fashioned Kindness: Catching up with 2012 Honoree Robert Tointon

By Erica Boniface When you hear of great community leaders, generous philanthropists and go-getters, you probably read about awards they earn and accolades hanging on their walls. But Colorado's Robert Tointon, 2012 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Awards Honoree, still practices good old-fashioned kindness. He doesn't seek attention for his giving and that became evidently clear when we recently [...]

2019-02-26T15:27:49-07:00February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Colorado’s Old-Fashioned Kindness: Catching up with 2012 Honoree Robert Tointon