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Latino Cultural Arts Center

The LCAC will be an integrated cultural campus that harnesses the leadership, talent, and power that already exists in our communities. We will reimagine the cultural arts environment in Colorado by drawing upon a network of artists and educators locally and across the Americas.

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Ofrendas Community Program

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children (4-12 years)
Families
Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

The Latino Cultural Arts Center of Colorado (LCAC) and D3 Arts are honored to announce the start of many fruitful partnerships across the city and across the state that will preserve and advance the ancient and modern traditions that make up Día de los Muertos. Ofrendas is our collective response to the unprecedented losses experienced during COVID-19.

Ofrendas consists of many locations and components, and is put on by a collaborative workgroup of artists, chefs, educators, local elders & youth and community leaders. Throughout the end of October until November 2nd, Ofrendas will draw upon traditions passed on for hundreds of years to activate the digital space in innovative ways. We will co-create and share in a culture of learning and healing (as allowed by social distancing guidelines and technology).

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Ofrendas combines art, community development, mental health to provide creative and authentic spaces to process grief and loss. By working collectively across many organizations and different sectors we aim to maximize our impact and reach the most people.

Artist Training Program

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
Females
Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

The Artist Training Program (ATP) is a capacity building program that consists of 10 workshops in the areas of statement writing, marketing and branding, technology use, and working with local arts agencies (among others) for established and emerging artists. We have two goals: 1) developing an interdisciplinary, intercultural and intergenerational learning community, 2) collectively seek further funding for larger community arts programs.

Participating artists each receive a $350 stipend. By building capacity and organizing emerging artists and educators, the LCAC is investing in the long-term vibrancy of Denver and of its own educational programming. Workshops will be held online via Zoom on a weekly basis until social distancing guidelines are relaxed.

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Artist testimonial:

"Thank you so much for organizing the LCAC [ATP] Cohort, I would not have been ready for this amazing opportunity [Ofrendas] without the classes and mentorship through the LCAC. I am really happy you all pushed us to have our artist statements, portfolios, and biographies ready for such an occasion. I feel truly privileged to have taken part and 'met' with brilliant artists working in Denver, my world has expanded! I find myself really looking forward to all of the programs and opportunities Las Bodegas will be able to offer not only artists but the community at large."

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