Demographic Arts & Culture
(Sorry! This section is not fully developed yet.)
Resources - Events - Media - History -
Ethnic Groups - Kids - Womens' Interests - Metro Neighborhoods
This new section will prioritize demographically aligned arts, entertainment, culture & media concerns throughout Colorado, especially in the Denver-Boulder area. Nonprofit and resource listings pertaining to arts, entertainment, history, culture and humanities will be given preference over social and economic listings although some of those might be allowed as well.
African American -
Eastern and Oriental -
Gay & Lesbian -
Native American -
Neighborhood Media -
- Black American West Museum & Heritage Center <BlackAmericanWest.org> - (details in Gallery section)
- BlackFlix.com - (See Film section for summary and contact info.)
- Carmelia African Dance <Carmelia.com> - Traditional west African, Afro-Caribbean, & Afro-Brazilian.
- Colorado Association of Black Journalists <CABJ-Denver.org> -
mission statement: "The Colorado Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) is a professional organization made up of reporters, broadcasters, editors photographers, publishers, public relations/advertising professionals and technical people from the local news media. Formed in 1987, its purpose is to provide a support network for its members and direct access to the mainstream media for the African-American community. CABJ is dedicated to telling the complete, balanced and unbiased story of our community, and increasing Black representation in the news media."
- In the Black - monthly magazine
- Juneteenth Festival
- Montbello Monthly
- Pan African Arts <PanAfricanArts.org> -
web site excerpts: "The purpose of the Pan African Arts Society (PAAS) is to cultivate, enhance and promote all art forms by people of African decent. The Society will also act as an umbrella council for other local and national organizations and individuals aiming to increase their professional marketing network. This includes women, men, and youth from the African continent, African Americans, people from all parts of the African Diaspora including, but not limited to; South American Australia, Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, and Asia.
The Pan African Arts Society works to enrich and expand the content and level of exposure to Black art and art forms for regional audiences; to provide a showcase for international cultural workers which would not otherwise be seen in Denver; to provide a platform for Colorado and national visual artists, dancers, poets, storytellers, and independent filmmakers; to promote dialogue among artists, cultural activists, critics, academics and the public; and to provide unique programming for special audiences.
The flagship event for the Pan African Arts Society is Real/Reel Black: Denver Pan African Film Festival (produced) in connection with the Denver Film Society."
The Pan African Arts Society, 1430 Larimer Square, Ste 320, Denver, CO
(303) 595.FILM (3456)
- Urban Spectrum <UrbanSpectrum.net> -
monthly, community, social and entertainment newspaper for "people of color"
mail: P.O. Box 31001, Aurora, CO 80041
office: 2721 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205
Eastern, Oriental (India, Japan, China, etc.)
- AsiaXpress.com <AsiaXpress.com> - online guide to Asian resources and events in the Denver metropolitan area.
PO Box 470098, Aurora, CO 80014
- The Himalayan News -
- Alliance Francaise de Denver <AFDenver.com> -
French language classes and social gatherings. Alliance Francais was established in 1883 in Paris. The Denver branch has over one thousand members and was reportedly established in 1897 (not confirmed by AF yet).
1420 Ogden St., Denver 80218
- Greek Festival -
- Mother Cabrini Shrine -
- Oktoberfest -
Gay & Lesbian
Circles <CirclesMagazine.com> - lesbian magazine, bi-monthly
(See Media - Publications for any details.)
Comedy Gayla - (See Festivals for details)
Colorado Business Council -
Colorado Gay Bar Guide & Happenings
(See Media- Publications)
Colorado Tavern Guild
(See Venues for any details.)
Denver Gay Mens' Chorus -
Gay & Lesbian Yellow Pages -
Gay Community Theatre (See Theater.)
H, Inc. - Gay weekly magazine (See Publications section for details.)
Harmony, a Colorado Chorale -
Imperial Court Of the Rocky Mtn. Empire -
LambdaCom Corporation - Gay television programming.
(See Television section for details.)
Lambda Performing Arts Guild of America -
The Lambda Report -
Landmark Theaters - (See Film.)
Out Front - Gay bi-weekly newspaper (See Publications section for details.)
Out Music Festival - (See Festivals.)
Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival <LavenderFilms.org> -
a gay & lesbian film festival, inception: 2003
PO BOX 1987, Colorado Springs, CO 80901
(no mission statement found on site 2003au18mo)
Pink Triangle directory -
Pride Celebration - (See Festivals.)
Quest magazine -
Relatively Wilde <RelativelyWilde.com> - (See Literary section.)
Studio Lites - <StudioLites.com> - (See "Good & Services" section.)
Theatre on Broadway - (See Theater.)
No reference to sexual preference or other personal matters is implied by any entity being listed or noted in the Gay Highlights section. Those entities listed in Gay Highlights, whether indivual, group or organization, are believed to be of special or endeared interest to the gay community. Thus occasionally some non-gay entries might be listed.
Children's World Learning Centers <ChildrensWorld.com> -(303)
Classes for kids include arts, performing and more.
573 Park Point Dr., Golden 80401
- Colorado Parent <ParentWeb.com> - monthly magazine
- Denver Art Museum:
(from the Education Dept. of Denver Art Museum)web site excerpts: "The wac in wacky stands for world art and cultures. Wackykids.org is the place to explore art from around the world and the people who made and used it. All the artworks are from the Denver Art Museum.
drop-in art makingand family tours
"100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204
Denver Art Museum,
- 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."
772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado 80222
- Cinco de Mayo Festival -
- La Voz -
- Pow Wow Festival -
Neighborhood Media and Organizations
Denver and Suburbs in 303 and 720 telephone area codes
(These listings are tentative and may be reduced to those which have domain web addresses)
- Aurora Sentinel -
- Brighton Blade -
- Broomfield Enterprise -
- Canyon Courier -
- Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN)
- Cherry Creek Times - monthly newspaper
100 Jackson St., Denver 80206
- Colfax On The Hill -
- Commerce City Express -
- Douglas County News-Press -
- Englewood Herald -
- Erie Review -
- Golden Transcript -
- Highlands Ranch Herald -
- High Timber Times -
- Jefferson County Transcript -
- Lafayette News -
- Lakewood Sentinel -
- Life on Capitol Hill -
- Littleton Independent -
- Lone Tree Voice -
- Louisville Times -
- Northglenn/Thornton Sentinel -
- Westminster Window -
- Wheat Ridge Transcript -
- Colorado Woman News -
- FemmeMusic <
- Women of the West Museum <WOWMuseum.org> -
- Denver Voice - monthly newspaper represents the interests, news and literary expression of the homeless.
Introduction - Demographic Arts & Culture
Diversity is the essence of the American birth and host to it's greatest tragedy, tribal friction. Here in the Great American West occurred some of the most profound genocide against native Americans. Later the Klu Klux Klan was a prominent social organization while Black pioneers helped to build the new civilization here. In the 1990s Colorado was briefly disparaged as "The Hate State" for passing laws to circumvent the impending equality of gays and lesbians. There can be no doubt that assorted cultural prejudices are subdued and "polite" compared to a few generations ago, but rampant none-the-less. Today these hatreds are expressed not so much with expletives nor race riots nor lynchings. They are expressed through the new economic consumerism reaching its pinnacle in all of America. This consumer economy does not dare brand minorities, it simply ignores them, which is precisely what prejudiced white people do to minorities socially, rarely even thinking to call it racism, classism, homophobia, or male chauvanism.
Hollywood is under frequent criticism for a white bread menu that precludes much real content for minorites, notably blacks and gays, for so called "family" or economic reasons. Ad sponsors will pay for one thing but not another. Ads are bought by corporate America. Stockholders are probably not a true picture of melting pot America. National business and luxury magazines like Fortune, Tycoon, The Robb Report and others, are pretty much white bread economic affairs. What you read about blacks, gays, women or the Latino condition is more likely to be reported in media run by blacks, gays, women or Latinos respectively, not by any mainstream press. This has been changing since the compassionate influence of Eleanor Roosevelt and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. But Camelot, by and large, is making that change slowly as a snail in a largely Republican world.
It is fitting that ColoradoArts.net should begin to link and catalog much of the demographic artistic & cultural diversity in the region as resources you might wish to support and patronize. Not all of these resources are specifically focused upon the arts. But they are all a reflection of the grass roots cultural demographic around Denver, Boulder and Colorado. I have a feeling this will eventually evolve into a huge section and will be quite useful to a large audience. Demographic interests are intricately interwoven in the arts, in entertainment, in our histories and in our cultures. Some neighborhood organizations reflect "community values" that are vibrant, authentic and egalitarian. Others simply act as host to propaganda devised to manipulate things for those in control. Indeed much of cultural diversity is manipulated by social engineers and evangelistic candidates with arrogant alterior motives. In the most unaware white minds, diversity is a product to be consumed for entertainment, something to be tolerated or simply something "else". ColoradoArts.Net will have none of that. The astounding demographic diversity of America and Colorado is something to be embraced, promoted, respected, appreciated, learned from and enjoyed.
link qualifications: Priority will be given to Denver-Boulder area arts related entities that have online domains dedicated exclusively to any particular demographic subcategory in this section or one that is appropriately suitable. For instance, if your site is dedicated to kids or womens' interests it may qualify especially if it has any significant arts focus. However, if you had an arts site and your resource has SIDELINE kid offerings, it would probably NOT qualify for this section since it is not focused on any particular demographic group. It may qualify for some other section in ColoradoArts.Net.
Some listings outside the Denver-Boulder area will be compiled in the Regional section.
Creation of the "Demographic & Historical" section began 2000 May 12 Friday (and still needs to be developed)