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  • Boulder Art Association (BAA)
    "an association for artists"
    "The BAA is an association of beginning, emerging and professional artists and others interested in fine arts. (Their) purpose is to promote the mutual encouragement among (their) members in the development, appreciation and practice of the fine arts."
    Boulder, CO

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  • Boulder County Arts Alliance <BoulderCountyArts.org> -
    The Dairy Center for the Fine Arts
    - Since about 1971 "the BCAA has provided funding and support to individual artists and art organizations in all disciplines (music, performance, visual art, film, literature, and multimedia)." BCAA publishes a bi-monthly newsletter called ArtBeat. BCAA was formerly known as The Arts and Humanities Assembly of Boulder County (AHAB)
    Boulder, CO
    - update email provided by Angela Bowman, Communications Director, 2002Au23Fr.

  • Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities
    Broomfield, CO
    (303) 466-7245

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  • Capitol Hill Center for the Arts
    Denver, CO
    (303) 267-4197 (Christian Montgomery, artistic dir.)
    - info source: partial tel.survey w/Christian Montgomery 97De03We

  • Chicano Humanities and Arts Council <CHACWeb.org> -
    web site excerpts: "The Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC) is a consortium of artists, individuals and organizations dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Chicano/Latino culture..... Formed in 1978, CHAC is a Colorado non-profit-(c)(3)organization that encourages and facilitates the development of Chicano/Latino expression through the arts. CHAC Membership over the years has included visual arts, musicians, actors, dancers, writers, poets, educators, social scientists, community activists, and business people. Over the years, CHAC'S members have participated in festivals, artistic events, and presented programs on Chicano/Latino history and culture."
    Denver, CO

  • Colorado Artist Register (CAR) <http://artist.bldr.net> -
    CAR has a slide collection of over 1,560 area artists which can be viewed at their office.
    They also publish a newsletter called The Colorado Artist Register and offer a searchable database on their web site.
    excerpts from CAR web site: "The Colorado Artists Register is a collection and information center of and for professional visual artists living in Colorado. Slides, images, and information submitted by registered artists are continuously on display for public viewing at the Media Center of the Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Boulevard, or here on the web for those artists who have consented to display them on this web site. The Register is used by curators, gallery directors, exhibition committees, artists' representatives, journalists, artists and the interested public."
    Contact: Colorado Artist Register, P.O. Drawer H, Boulder, CO 80306
    Located at Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd.

  • Colorado Artist Tour
    Boulder, CO
    (Edit Note: Will look into this one.)

  • Colorado Arts Consortium <ColoradoArtsConsortium.org> - (est. 1978)
    web site excerpts: "The Arts help us understand the human experience and in so doing build and nurture strong communities. The Colorado Arts Consortium's vision is to integrate the arts into the core of community life because the arts are essential to the development of the human spirit and potential. The Colorado Arts Consortium brokers ideas, resources, and services among communities, organizations, and individuals.......The Consortium is one of 35 statewide assemblies of local arts councils in the nation."
    Denver, CO
    - ref. email update 2003Fe13TH

  • Colorado Blues Society <CoBlues.com> -
    Lyons, CO

  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts <CBCA.org> -
    web site excerpts: "The CBCA was formed in 1984 by leading Colorado businesses to encourage and enhance business support for the arts in Colorado. It is one of nine affiliates of the national Business Committee for the Arts, founded by David Rockefeller in 1967.....(CBCA) works to broaden the base of business support for the arts in Colorado"
    Denver, CO

  • Colorado Council on the Arts (CCA) <www.coloarts.state.co.us> -
    Publishes quarterly newspaper: Colorado Visions
    CV is "mailed without charge to over 5,500 artists, arts organizations, legislators, and arts supporters. To be added to the mailing list.......(write to CCA)"
    Denver, CO

  • The Colorado Folk Harp Society "The Colorado Folk Harp Society is a Denver-based organization that fosters and promotes the folk harp, its music, and associated culture. Founded in 1983, the purpose of the society is to share an appreciation of the harp in the community and expand awareness of this most ancient instrument."
    Denver, CO
    (303) 861-1186

  • Colorado Lawyers for the Arts
    Denver, CO
    (303) 722-7994

  • Colorado Metalsmithing Association (COMA)
    (303) 722-2001
    (numbers are contacts, not verified as direct)

  • Colorado Tavern Guild
    CTG is a major organization of gay bars and cabarets in Denver area. I believe part of their activity deals with entertainment planning.
    Edit note: Must find contact info. None in pbk. -97Oc28.

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  • Denver Art Dealers Association <DenverArt.org> -
    mission statement: "The Denver Art Dealers Association  is comprised of independently operated private dealers whose primary business is the marketing of unique and original art. The association seeks to promote the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship and ethical practices." - per email, Ken Elliott, webmaster, DADA, 2002 Feb. 19 Tues.
    Denver, CO

  • Denver Musicians Association <DMAMusic.org> -
    Established: 1897
    excerpts paraphrased from DMA web site:
    The Denver Musicians' Association serves the public with experienced, quality professional musicians in the Rocky Mountain Region. Members include musicians, composers, arrangers and singers from a variety of styles and groups ranging from folk singles, duos, and jazz & rock combos to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. In addition to musical artists for live performances, many members are equipped and qualified to provide services for recording (i.e. film, video, advertising) for business and industry. The DMA has national ties through its affiliation with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) as Local 20-623 of the AFL - CIO.
    The DMA is currently working with the Colorado Historical Society to produce a detailed history of music in Colorado. The rich and colorful history of the DMA includes such well-known figures as the great big band leader of the 1940s, Glenn Miller. Our 107 year-old Denver Municipal Band is the oldest continuous professional band in the nation.
    - above biographical info paraphrased from DMA web site 97De23Tu
    Denver, CO

  • Douglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    (303) 660-0302

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  • East Boulder County Artists <EBCAColorado.org> -
    web site excerpts: "a non-profit organization featuring a diverse group of artists from Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont and Superior. Annual studio tours, and.... educational outreach programs"
    - ref. email: Susan Crouse-Kemp, 2009Mr25We

  • Evergreen Area Council for the Arts
    Evergreen, CO
    (303) 697-1034

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  • International Design Conference in Aspen <IDCA.org> -
    web site excerpts: "The International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA) is dedicated to providing an international forum for the discussion of design in the context of current issues, and for the discussion of current issues in the context of the design. The IDCA is committed to engaging design professionals from every discipline--industrial and product, architecture and landscape architecture, electronic and multimedia, graphic and fashion--because design of any scale is by its nature multidisciplinary. Designers as generalists benefit from the insights and resources of other more specialized professions and callings. Participants in the Conference also include artists, scientists, educators and those from business and industry."
    est. circa 1950
    Aspen, CO
    (970) 925-2257

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  • Loveland Academy of Fine Arts
    Loveland, CO
    (970) 669-6236

  • Louisville Arts and Humanities Council
    Louisville, CO
    (303) 665-5358

  • The Lower Downtown Arts District, Inc. (LDAD)
    founded: 1992
    "...to preserve and promote the interests of the lower downtown arts community."
    Denver, CO
    (303) 820-3139

  • Lyons Arts and Humanities Council
    Lyons, CO
    (303?) 823-6692

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  • Scientific And Cultural Facilities District <SCFD.org> -
    web site excerpts: "The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) is a regional special district that funds more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations in the six metro Denver counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson. Its creation by an overwhelming majority of the vote in 1988 is a testament to the broad public support for diverse cultural organizations in the region. The sales tax of one-tenth of one percent (a penny on every $10) supports the organizations and currently produces more than $30 million annually. Voters reaffirmed their support in 1994, when they approved the tax for another ten-year period."
    Denver, CO

  • Swallow Hill Music Assn. <SwallowHill.com> -
    Swallow Hill Music School
    Locally reknown folk organization Swallow Hill Music Organization is active in hosting and promoting acoustical music and also provides music education classes.
    Denver, CO

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  • Thornton Arts, Sciences & Humanities Council
    Thornton, CO
    (303) 538-7316

  • Young Audiences
    This organization promotes arts in schools in Colorado, levels k-12
    Denver, CO
    (303) 825-3465

  • Young Musicians Foundation of Colorado (YMF)
    founded: 84 Nov
    "The YMF mission is to provide monetary and other forms of support for exceptionally talented young Colorado musicians aspiring to professional performance careers in classical music."
    Littleton, Co
    (303) 423-2672 (chairman)
    - call-in 97Se26Fr; Dorothy Mauk

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Colorado Statewide
Outside the metro Denver-Boulder-Evergreen area (303 and 720 telephone area codes)

Colordo Springs

  • Pikes Peak Arts Council <PikesPeakArtsCouncil.org> -
    web site excerpts: "chartered in 1968 as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to hold a central position in the cultural community, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information in the Pikes Peak region."

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Introduction - Arts Organizations

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