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Serivce-learning through printmaking in the Roaring Fork Valley, CO since 2015.


︎︎︎Our Community Service Projects

The Project Shop is a proud recipient of the Arts in Society grant, supporting cross sector arts projects addressing social justice.
This amazing opportunity affords us the possibility to expand our Community Service Projects and non-profit programming.

Press Release

2022/2023 Grant Cycle ANNOUNCED

Denver, CO (January 23, 2023) – 23 grantees have been announced for the 2022 Arts
in Society grant program! After reviewing more than 300 applications, this year’s panel
has selected 23 Colorado artists and organizations to receive a total of $527,500 in
funding for the 2022-2023 cycle.
The Arts in Society grant program supports the integration of arts and culture into
multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans. The program
funds collaborations across Colorado that bring artists and professionals from a wide
variety of non-arts sectors together to positively impact social justice and community
welfare through community-based initiatives.

"Research shows that arts and culture are positively correlated with long-term
social impacts. Coloradans from across the state are utilizing the arts in impactful
ways to address critical social issues ranging from health and wellness to the
economy and social justice. Colorado Creative Industries is proud to partner with
the Arts in Society collaborative to invest in projects across the state that
contribute to community wellbeing,
" says Christy Costello, Interim Director of
Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic
Development & International Trade.

Over the last six years, the Arts in Society grant program has provided more than $3M
to support projects that engage arts organizations and artists as partners who are
raising awareness and responding to a wide array of civic and social challenges faced
by Colorado communities. As of December 2022, a total $527,500 has been disbursed
to grantees across Colorado with project grants ranging from $7,500–30,000. In
addition to project funding, grantees engage in cohort learning opportunities.

The value of the Arts in Society grant program is not only found in the
tremendous community impact of this cross-sector, but also in the investment in
artists, cultural workers and civic leaders that supports and facilitates
opportunities for them to engage and learn from one another, to develop
professionally and strengthen their organizations, and to build a statewide
support network to benefit all Coloradans,
” stated Tariana Navas-Nieves,
Director of Cultural Affairs, Denver Arts & Venues.

Arts in Society will continue to support grantees by providing flexible project timelines,
as well as peer-to-peer and peer-to-funder support. Additional resources facilitate the
adaptation of the work to their communities’ needs. Project timelines range between
one and two years and will take place between December 2022 and December 2024.

Arts in Society grants are administered by RedLine Contemporary Art Center and are
funded by a collaborative of private and public foundations, and government agencies.
For the 2022-2023 grant cycle, the funder collaborative includes: the Bonfils-Stanton
Foundation, the Colorado Creative Industries Division of the Colorado Office of
Economic Development & International Trade, The Colorado Health Foundation, and
Denver Arts & Venues. To learn more about the history of this program, previously
funded projects and partners, please visit