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“Arts in Society” Grant Program Opens Application Portal to Support Arts and Culture Cross-Sector Work in 2021

Applications are now being accepted for funding through the Arts in Society grant program. This program fosters cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans.

Over the past five years, the Arts in Society grant program has provided more than $2.5 million to projects that engage arts organizations and artists as partners in illuminating and finding solutions to a wide array of civic and social challenges faced by Colorado communities. In this upcoming round of funding, grants between $5,000-$35,000 will be available to nonprofit organizations, individual artists or activists to fund projects that will take place in Colorado between January 2022 – January 2024.

“As Colorado’s creative economy continues its comeback post-pandemic, these funds provide crucial funding to address civic and social challenges through the arts,” said Margaret Hunt, Director of Colorado Creative Industries.

Grants will be determined by a selection panel and will seek to fund projects that best demonstrate cross-sector work, exhibit cultural relevance, foster community engagement, present opportunities for shared learning, illustrate artistic relevance, and broaden the understanding of the role that arts play in society. Individuals and organizations interested in applying are invited to join Redline Contemporary Art Center for an Arts in Society informational webinar on Tuesday, August 16th at 12:00 p.m. MTN.

To learn more about Arts in Society, contact Lares Feliciano, Regranting Manager or visit

Arts in Society, administered by RedLine Contemporary Art Center, is funded by the following partners: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation (2017-present), Hemera Foundation (2017-2020), Colorado Creative Industries (2017-present), Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) (2020), The Colorado Health Foundation (2020 – Present) and Denver Arts & Venues (2021).

About RedLine Contemporary Art Center

About RedLine Contemporary Art Center RedLine is a nonprofit contemporary art center that fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social

change. Located in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, RedLine combines an exhibition space and artist residency program with project-based engagement in the arts. RedLine responds to the needs of the community by engaging resident artists in programs that offer arts education for under-resourced youth, a community network for artists experiencing homelessness, and relevant public programming for members of the surrounding neighborhoods.

About Colorado Creative Industries

Colorado Creative Industries is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission of Colorado Creative Industries is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life. For more information, visit