Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation

For over 25 years the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation (NAHF) has funded dynamic arts and culture programming at the City of Northglenn. A premier north-metro area organization, the NAHF provides arts access to all citizens, promotes awareness of the arts and enhances community image through the development of a cultural climate. Support the NAHF and you support the creation of theatre, concerts, events and public art in Northglenn.

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Performance Theatre

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children ages 5 to 21
General Public/Unspecified
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

The Foundation's youth and adult theatre programs have educated Adams County youth and entertained audiences for over 25 years. Performance Theatre is built around three distinctly different programs: Northglenn Youth Theatre (NYT), Missoula Children's Theater (MCT), and Northglenn Players (Players). Celebrating its 23rd anniversary in 2016, NYT continues to be considered the premier drama experience in the north metro area for young actors ages 8-18. NYT is an audition based program, with 30-50 youth per cast, and prepares young actors for high school and college theatre. NYT strives to engage Adams County residents in cultural conversations by presenting exciting, challenging, and accessible youth theatre and camps; to provide high quality, in-depth theatre experiences for youth that have a desire to learn and develop skills in acting, dance, and voice in a positive and supportive environment; and to encourage youth in our community to explore their talents and gifts in a structured and safe setting. MCT has been a Northglenn anchor program since its first residency in 1988.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The NAHF has a proven record of success since its inception in 1990. During that time, the NAHF has received annual SCFD funding totaling over $1.5 million. Fund-raising success has include the receipt of other grants, including Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado Creates grant, and countless corporate sponsorships. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised through private donations, concession and merchandise sales, and invest income. Over 1,000 youth have participated in the award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre. These youth participated in a rigorous program that not only prepared them as performers but more importantly gave them the foundation for public speaking, collaboration with a team, how to articulate and expand their knowledge, use their voice, and problem solve during a hands-on experience. These youth have gone on to Broadway, become school teachers, recording artists, lawyers, and countless other professions. Northglenn has hosted Missoula Children's Theatre twice a year since 1988. Demand for theatre has been so strong that the NAHF in collaboration with the City of Northglenn created Northglenn Players in 2012, which has now expanded to two productions a year and it still growing. Northglenn's Summer Concert Series has been presented every year since 1989. Because of that demand, Northglenn's Summer Movie series was created in 2015. Northglenn's Art on Parade program, along with additional purchases, have grown the city collection to nearly $500,000 worth of public art. These are just a few highlights that evidence the NAHF's success over the past quarter of a century.

Summer Concert Series

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Description

For 27 years, the annual Northglenn Summer Concert Series provides free outdoor music featuring six concerts-in-the-park on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. There is also a free concert before fireworks at our annual July 4th Family Festival. The concerts are held outdoors at E.B Rains Jr. Memorial Park. The location provides a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable environment for families and neighbors to gather and be entertained. This series directly corresponds to our mission of promoting an awareness of the arts and enhancing our community image while citizens enjoy an evening of music at sunset. The specific goals of this project are to keep the series inclusive and representative of Northglenn's diversity; to continue to provide a variety of accessible, high quality, family entertainment concerts for the community; to bring live entertainment to Northglenn, free of charge, at a venue that is close to home; and to involve local businesses as sponsors.

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Evidence of Program's Success

a. The NAHF has a proven record of success since its inception in 1990. During that time, the NAHF has received annual SCFD funding totaling over $1.5 million. Fund-raising success has include the receipt of other grants, including Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado Creates grant, and countless corporate sponsorships. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised through private donations, concession and merchandise sales, and invest income. Over 1,000 youth have participated in the award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre. These youth participated in a rigorous program that not only prepared them as performers but more importantly gave them the foundation for public speaking, collaboration with a team, how to articulate and expand their knowledge, use their voice, and problem solve during a hands-on experience. These youth have gone on to Broadway, become school teachers, recording artists, lawyers, and countless other professions. Northglenn has hosted Missoula Children's Theatre twice a year since 1988. Demand for theatre has been so strong that the NAHF in collaboration with the City of Northglenn created Northglenn Players in 2012, which has now expanded to two productions a year and it still growing. Northglenn's Summer Concert Series has been presented every year since 1989. Because of that demand, Northglenn's Summer Movie series was created in 2015. Northglenn's Art on Parade program, along with additional purchases, have grown the city collection to nearly $500,000 worth of public art. These are just a few highlights that evidence the NAHF's success over the past quarter of a century.

Art of Parade

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
General Public/Unspecified

Description

Art on Parade (AOP) is a one-year sculpture-on-loan program designed to bring the best public art to Northglenn. Submissions are accepted from artists throughout the United States. A selection committee is formed with residents, park visitors, NAHF members, artists and students that select six pieces to be placed in the outdoor gallery at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park. The committee has greatly expanded in the past few years with 44 individuals voting in 2016. The critical component of this program involves the solicitation of public votes to select the winning sculpture. The piece receiving the most votes is then earmarked for purchase by NAHF and, once purchased and permanently installed, gifted to the City of Northglenn. Now in its 15th year, AOP has been a vital part of the beautification of Northglenn and has provided expanded opportunities for citizens and visitors to engage in art and cultural conversations.

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Evidence of Program's Success

a. The NAHF has a proven record of success since its inception in 1990. During that time, the NAHF has received annual SCFD funding totaling over $1.5 million. Fund-raising success has include the receipt of other grants, including Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado Creates grant, and countless corporate sponsorships. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised through private donations, concession and merchandise sales, and invest income. Over 1,000 youth have participated in the award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre. These youth participated in a rigorous program that not only prepared them as performers but more importantly gave them the foundation for public speaking, collaboration with a team, how to articulate and expand their knowledge, use their voice, and problem solve during a hands-on experience. These youth have gone on to Broadway, become school teachers, recording artists, lawyers, and countless other professions. Northglenn has hosted Missoula Children's Theatre twice a year since 1988. Demand for theatre has been so strong that the NAHF in collaboration with the City of Northglenn created Northglenn Players in 2012, which has now expanded to two productions a year and it still growing. Northglenn's Summer Concert Series has been presented every year since 1989. Because of that demand, Northglenn's Summer Movie series was created in 2015. Northglenn's Art on Parade program, along with additional purchases, have grown the city collection to nearly $500,000 worth of public art. These are just a few highlights that evidence the NAHF's success over the past quarter of a century.

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