The cultural sector is critical to our quality of life in Denver Metro, to our humanity, to our community vibrancy and diversity, and touches all of us in so many ways. For every individual who loves attending concerts and plays, visiting museums, going to dance performances and enjoying all of Denver’s unique cultural offerings, [...]
The Road to Results in Denver: How Arts Organizations Can Grow Audiences Effectively Through Best Practices and Research
By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff One of the greatest challenges facing arts leaders around the country – and here in Denver – is how to build and retain new audiences. On May 31, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and Denver Arts & Venues, sponsored by the New York-based Wallace Foundation, hosted “The Road to Results in Denver: [...]
Art comes in many forms, and for 2017 Livingston Fellow, Michael Henry, his is expressed on paper through literature and writing.
This spring was especially exciting for Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, between the announcement of our first ever “Arts in Society” grants, the Road to Results Forum we presented in partnership with the Wallace Foundation, and our 32nd Annual Awards Celebration. Now that we’ve officially wrapped up the excitement surrounding the Awards Celebration, we can take some [...]
By Gary Steuer, President and CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Back in 2011-12 the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation went through a process of evaluating its grantmaking, in the context of the local environment – both the community needs, and how philanthropic resources were being deployed. Up until this point the Foundation had a relatively broad scope in its giving, [...]