Back in early January we told you about the $10,000 Art Creates Community grant from the Bee Vradenburg Foundation and Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado.

Well, the submissions are in and it’s time for you to vote. Here are the entries with links to more information about each project:

“Zoom In!,” a film competition and public screening on the theme of “community,” produced by Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival in partnership with the Lavender Film Festival and the Indie Spirit Film Festival. “Zoom in!” is designed to engage film lovers of all kinds: those who want to create and those who want to appreciate.

“Our vision is to create a local event that celebrates the spirit and diversity of our region and communicates that we are ‘a community of possibilities, not a community of problems.'”

“United City,” engaging neighbors in a “whole is greater than the sum of its parts” experience through the co-creation of artwork for a large-scale public mural, produced by artist Wendy Mike in partnership with the Council of Neighborhood Organizations, Downtown Partnership, City Council, FutureSelf and others.

“United City” is designed to create community through participation in making and viewing visual art in Colorado Springs.

“Community in Unison,” a collaborative concert and volunteer fair produced by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs in partnership with the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

“The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs will team with the Gospel Music Workshop of America/Colorado Springs Chapter (GMWA-CSC ) to perform an innovative new program for full orchestra, gospel chorus, and soloists.”

“T-Shirts for Everybody and Experiment Now!,” a summerlong series of free T-shirt artmaking and experimentation throughout the community, produced by Concrete Couch in partnership with Cool Science, FutureSelf, Pikes Peak Library District and others.

“’T-Shirts for Everybody and Experiment Now’ is something fun that anybody can take part in, that recycles secondhand stuff, makes something cool you can keep and it’s a way to meet some neat people from all over the city.”

“Hearts, Hands and History,” a series of arts activities for children and families culminating in a festival and exhibit, produced by the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum in partnership with the Colorado Springs Conservatory, Cottonwood Center for the Arts and others. “Hearts, Hands and History” is a series of public events and programs designed to engage children and families in an effort to bring awareness, education and historical relevance about philanthropy to the community. All events are free, and people are encouraged to bring food donations for Care & Share Food Bank.


6 Responses to $10,000 Vote for the Arts

  1. tOkKa says:

    !! !! !!

    –>> This is actually pretty important !! !!

    Vote NOW , Plz ..

  2. Marina Eckler says:

    Heads up the voting process is slightly confusing, only took a couple minutes though.

  3. Nancy Wilsted says:

    Help! I clicked everything and can’t figure out how to vote.

  4. Jim Hunter says:

    If you’d make it a bit easier to vote I would-for “Zoom In”.

  5. Noel Black says:

    Hi Everyone,

    Sorry for the delay in response. What you have to do is click on the link to the particular project you want to vote for and then scroll to the bottom and click “Save Vote”.

    We think it’s a pretty poorly designed system, too, and we’ve passed along our thoughts for how to make it better, but that’s how it is in the meantime.

  6. daisy says:

    And you have to register first before you can save your vote!


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