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Life is more colorful with SCFD

We fund culture

Seven counties. 300 organizations. One mission: To make sure you have amazing experiences. Let us introduce you to our funded partners.

Performing Arts Academy logo
Performing Arts
Performing Arts Academy
Mission Statement
Creating Community, Building Character and Inspiring excellence through performing arts education.
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Historic Boulder logo
Cultural History
Historic Boulder, Inc.
Mission Statement
To save important places and buildings through advocacy, education, alliances and action.
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1 of 323 organizations funded by SCFD
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Performing Arts
Columbine Chorale
Mission Statement
To provide its singers and its audiences with the highest possible level of quality in choral music experiences. It is the fundamental goal of the Chorale to present performances of the great choral literature of our age in such a manner that reflects the Chorale's deep sense of commitment to the aesthetic beauty and profound integrity of the music itself.
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Mile High Community Band logo
Performing Arts
Mile High Community Band
Mission Statement
To bring high quality concert and jazz band music and music education to a diverse population in the Denver Metropolitan area, including performance experience and music education for band members.
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Visual Arts
40 West Arts
Mission Statement
The 40 West Arts mission is to enrich the community and enhance the creative, cultural, and economic vitality of the historic West Colfax corridor by creating community arts spaces and community arts events and by supporting creative enterprises, experiences, and activities in the district.
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Cultural History
Pop Culture Classroom
Mission Statement
Pop Culture Classroom inspires a love of learning, increases literacy, celebrates diversity, and builds community through the tools of popular culture and the power of self-expression.
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Wow logo
Natural Sciences
WOW! Children’s Museum World of Wonder
Mission Statement
To engage all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity, and discovery.
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Cultural History
Grand Design
Mission Statement
To preserve and keep alive primarily the performing arts of African Americans yet inclusive of other cultural performing arts, community. To provide entertainment and raise the awareness and appreciation of the public through performances, concerts, presentations, visual art exhibits and cultural awareness training for the benefit of the residents of Aurora and the metropolitan area.
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Thornton Community Band logo
Performing Arts
Thornton Community Band
Mission Statement
To provide continuing opportunity for community musicians to perform music that is challenging and interesting to both musicians and audiences, to serve the community through the performance of a variety of band and ensemble music via formal concerts and community events, and to encourage and to assist young musicians in developing and pursuing their love of performing music.
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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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SCFD funds over 300 organizations in the 7-county Denver metro area.

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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.

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Four Mile Historic Park
Free Fridays at Four Mile
Fri Apr 26, 10AM-4PM
Denver, CO
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The Art Garage
Open Studio: Need space to work on your art? Join our monthly open studio available at a pay-what-you-can donation to The Art Garage! This is a chance to bring your own work and materials, engage in a focused environment surrounded by other local artists, work at your own pace, and give and get creative feedback. *Please read our Code of Conduct and reach out to The Art Garage staff at 303-377-2353 or info@artgaragedenver.com to inquire about bringing special materials such as oil paints, ceramics, and encaustics.
Fri Apr 26, 5:30-8:30PM
Denver, CO
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Roshni
Open Mic & Mingle: Open Mic & Mingle is our ongoing effort to bring together Community, Art and Artists of all genres and disciplines. It takes place every 4th Friday of the month at House of Friendship on 9641 E 16th Ave, Aurora.
Fri Apr 26, 6-8PM
Aurora, CO
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science
SCFD Free Day - Satisfy your science curiosity during our SCFD Free Days and Free Nights. No need to reserve your ticket ahead of time online. Walk up anytime during Free Days or Free Nights and gain access to the Wildlife Halls or our permanent exhibitions. A separate ticket is required if you'd like to visit the planetarium or the brand-new Infinity Theater.
Sun Apr 28, 9AM-5PM
Denver, CO
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Clyfford Still Museum
Día del Niño Celebration Program: Join the Clyfford Still Museum for a city-wide celebration of children worldwide during Día del Niño (Day of the Child) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Stop by the Museum’s outdoor forecourt to participate in an art-making session with a Denver-based artist. Enjoy child-friendly dance performances by local groups on the forecourt. This activity is free, and no registration is required. This event will be on a SCFD Free day.
Sun Apr 28, 10AM-5PM
Denver, CO
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Denver Art Museum
Free Days at the DAM: Engage with art, explore onsite activities, and experience exhibitions on view all while enjoying free general admission!
Sun Apr 28, 10AM-9PM
Denver, CO
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Brightonmusic Choir and Orchestra Inc.
Stage and Screen Concert
Sun Apr 28, 4-6PM
Brighton, CO
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PlatteForum
What Makes It Home: Resident Artist Show by Heather Schulte and PlatteForum's ArtLab Youth Interns - Through an immersive and interactive installation, viewers will be invited to settle in and engage with domestic objects and settings as an intersection of private and public space. We will consider questions of shelter, health, and safety and how they are inextricable from each other and economic and political contexts.
Fri May 03, 6-8PM
Denver, CO
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Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: See Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's Romeo and Juliet at DPL: Schlessman Family Branch Library 100 Poplar St, Denver, CO 80220
Sat May 04, 2-4PM
Denver, 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.

Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Lockley at Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge, the world-renowned dinosaur track site just 30 minutes from Denver, provides a pathway straight to a local legacy. Since it opened in 1989, visitors have been able to…

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A rehearsal of Roshni's play, Yatra: A Journey to Truth, Light and Life
The Power of a Story
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Ars Nova Singers posing together
The Local Vocals of ASCENT: A Boulder Soundwalk
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Lutheran High School Performers at Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival
Parker Arts fuses community and young creatives
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