Boulder County arts work toward a more inclusive future
Cultural appreciation or appropriation? Arts workshop designed to inspire dialogue
When it comes to dealing with touchy and difficult subjects, Ashmi Desai is the person to call. A postdoctoral associate in the University of Colorado’s School of Education, Desai is certified in dialogue facilitation on divisive issues.
Enhancing the arts by welcoming all
Who are the arts for? Most people in Boulder County would likely say the arts are for everyone. But for people of color, those in lower income brackets, those who do not speak English, and those with disabilities, the arts may not feel particularly welcoming.
Boulder Phil works to balance outreach with tradition
“Diversity” and “symphony orchestra” might not be an obvious pairing, but many symphony orchestras have recognized the need to attract a younger and more diverse audience — including the Boulder Philharmonic.
Longmont Museum’s Day of the Dead events mourn, celebrate loved ones who have died
Longmont Museum’s Day of the Dead events started small 19 years ago. It began as a grassroots effort by members of the community to bring meaningful programming to the museum for Latino residents. A community committee continues to do much of the planning.
Latinx Festival 2019 brings together cultures through music, dance, food
For most residents of Boulder County, the Latinx Festival 2019 offered a fun day of music, dance and great food from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. For local Latinos and those from surrounding areas, the joyful expression of culture promised much the same. But national politics marred the scene.
Arts & Culture: WHAT CAN I DO?
Visit museums and galleries, support local musicians and go to concerts and plays.
Donate time or money to arts organizations.
Teach your children to appreciate the arts by taking them to cultural events.
Buy art from local artists.
Take a class at a local arts organization.
Boulder County, an arts mecca, works to connect with more of the public, increase public art as audiences diversify.