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Arts Affinity Group 

As Advocates for learning through the arts, The Denver Foundation’s Arts Affinity Group (AAG) provides grants to advance innovation and engagement in the Metro Denver arts community.

The AAG started in 2013 to bring arts philanthropists together to build connections with other inspired donors, learn together about the artists and organizations that use their creations to inspire, and to highlight Metro Denver’s thriving arts community. Quarterly luncheons expose members to the best and most innovative ideas, organizations and thought leaders throughout the city. The AAG members also pool resources to make grants to support and leverage innovation through the annual Colorado Art Tank.

For more information about becoming a member, contact Kelly Purdy at or 303.300.1790, or download our membership form today.

2018 Art Tank 

Five local arts organizations have been chosen to participate in Colorado Art Tank 2018, a program of the Foundation’s Arts Affinity Group. Control Group Productions, Denver Talent Show Network, ECDC African Community Center of Denver, Phamaly Theatre Company, and The Trust for Public Land were selected from a highly competitive group of applicants from across Metro Denver.

The finalists will compete for up to $55,000 in grants during a live, public event on Wednesday, February 21, at Gates Hall in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

The event is free, but you must register. Click here to reserve your spot today!

Since inception, the AAG has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to dozens of nonprofit arts organizations that are changing Denver into the world class creative city it is. Since 2014, the group has produced Colorado Art Tank, an interactive community event showcasing Denver’s best artists and creative projects. Finalists are selected through an open application process and invited to present their business unusual projects in front of a live audience and a panel of arts community leaders. Art Tank encourages arts organization to conceive and present bold, innovative ideas to compete for funding awarded through live voting at the finale of the event.

Arts Street       bARTer collective       Colorado Black Arts Movement    
Friends of Arts Street      
      RedLine           Spark City Children's Museum
Warm Cookies of the Revolution       

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Find out more about how The Denver Foundation supports the arts.