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Life is more colorful with SCFD

We fund culture

Seven counties. 320 organizations. One mission: To make sure you have amazing experiences. Let us introduce you to our funded partners.

Natural History
Wild Bear Nature Center
Mission Statement
To provide year-round educational programs to people of all ages to foster a lifelong appreciation of the environment and to promote an environmentally aware, responsible and ecologically sound community.
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Performing Arts
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Mission Statement
To provide cross-cultural instruction, performances and enrichment programs empowering all our communities by cultivating the healthy mind, body and spirit development for intergenerational students, artists and audiences.
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Natural Sciences
HawkQuest
Mission Statement
To provide an educational opportunity to understand and appreciate the interaction of wild living things in their natural environment, and the importance of preserving the world in which they live.
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1 of 311 organizations funded by SCFD
Performing Arts
Evergreen Players
Mission Statement
To create community through the power of theater.
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Cultural History
Centro Cultural Mexicano (Mexican Cultural Center)
Mission Statement
To increase awareness of Mexico's splendid traditions of travel, cuisine, art, music and handcrafts among the audiences of Colorado.
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Visual Arts
Clyfford Still Museum
Mission Statement
To preserve, exhibit, study, and foster engagement with its unique collections. To generate outstanding exhibitions, scholarly research, educational and other cross-disciplinary programs that broaden the definition of a "single-artist" museum. Be a gathering place for the exploration of innovation and individual artistic endeavor.
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Cultural History
Tango Colorado
Mission Statement
To provide a forum where people can meet regularly to learn, practice, perform and enjoy Argentine Tango dance, music and culture.
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Natural Sciences
Thorne Nature Experience
Mission Statement
To build Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature.
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Natural Sciences
Ocean First Institute
Mission Statement
Our goal is ocean conservation through research and education. We educate and empower future generations to preserve our ocean and become future leaders in conservation. We do this by connecting youth with the wonders of the ocean and the importance of hands-on conservation through programming that highlights scientific exploration.
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Visual Arts
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
Mission Statement
To strengthen the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. Every student that walks through our doors experiences the transformative power of high quality out-of-school programs that develop art, social, and life skills.
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1 of 311 organizations funded by SCFD

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SCFD funds over 300 organizations in the 7-county Denver metro area.

Free Days Are Back

Enjoy in-person and virtual programming from the cultural community. Please always check with organizations prior to attending as dates and times are subject to change.

Discipline
Location
Date(s)
Denver Botanic Gardens
SCFD Free Days at York St & Chatfield Farms
Tue Aug 16, All Day
Denver, CO
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Denver Center for the Performing Arts
DCPAccess Tickets On Sale - NEWSical The Musical - Starting at noon on August 17, a limited amount of DCPAccess tickets will go on sale for select performances of the DCPA Cabaret production NEWSical The Musical. These tickets will be $10 each and are first come, first served. Tickets will go fast and must be purchased online at denvercenter.org. Winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, NEWSical is the hilarious, ever evolving, always changing, up-to-the-minute musical comedy of all the news that’s fit to spoof. Available performances: Wednesday, Sept 7 at 7:30pm; Thursday, Sept 8 at 7:30pm; Friday, Sept 9 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, Sept 14 at 7:30pm; Thursday, Sept 15 at 7:30pm; Friday, Sept 16 at 7:30pm
Wed Aug 17, 12-12PM
Denver, CO
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2022 Free Night @ DMNS
Wed Aug 17, 5-9PM
Denver, CO
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Denver Botanic Gardens
SCFD Free Days at Plains Conservation Center
Thu Aug 18, 9AM-2PM
Aurora, CO
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Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre
Outdoor Movie Night: Encanto
Fri Aug 19, 7-11PM
Denver, CO
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Four Mile Historic Park
SCFD Free Day at Four Mile Historic Park
Sun Aug 21, 10AM-4PM
Denver, CO
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Museum of Outdoor Arts
Marjorie Park Free Day - Guests will need to register at the door or online in advance.
Mon Aug 22, 9AM-6PM
Greenwood Village, CO
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Skyline Chapter, Sweet Adeline’s International
Skyline Chorus Dress Rehearsal - International Competition, Pinnacle Charter School. 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights, CO 80260
Sat Aug 27, 1-3PM
Federal Heights, CO
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Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Free English Paper Piecing Enthusiasts Group - Come share your current project or learn from others. Please wear a mask.
Tue Sep 06, 1-3PM
Golden, CO
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There's so much culture to experience. Learn more about SCFD-funded organizations here.
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Wonder looks good on you

Culture creates vibrancy for us individually and collectively. It gives our kids a unique perspective and understanding of the world. It inspires all of us to get off the couch, discover the radical and the beautiful, and stretches our capacity to be transformed. Through our diverse, local culture, we come together, we come to new ideas, we come to our senses.

Get to know Joyce Tsai, innovative leader of the Clyfford Still Museum

Less than one year ago, Joyce Tsai took the helm of the Clyfford Still Museum from its founding director. She is an award-winning educator and scholar whose research received support with fellowships from, among others, the Fulbright Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and the Phillips Collection. She has published…

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