Checking In and Looking Forward

We are living through uncertain and unprecedented circumstances. How can we as a collective creative sector respond to the uncertainty with a collective vision for 2021 and beyond? This event is an opportunity to hear from some of Denver’s cultural leaders on what they see and hope for the future of our arts community. Specifically, how an expansive creative sector will rebuild more equitably and address the gaps in the systems that the pandemic exposed. Together, we’ll share opportunities, issues, resources and aspirations to build a vision for our creative future.


  • Tya Alisa Anthony, Interdisciplinary Artist, Curator, and Executive Director and Founder of Mahogany Vu Contemporary Art
  • Stephen Brackett, The Flobots; Co-Founder and Director of Special Programs, Youth on Record; and Colorado Music Ambassador
  • Lares Feliciano, Interdisciplinary Artist, Educator, and Art Grants Manager at RedLine
  • Ryan Foo, Co-Founder and Producer, Black Actors Guild and We Are Denver

Moderator: Chrissy Deal, Director, Livingston Fellowship Program, Arts & Social Change Grantmaking, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

This event is produced in partnership between CBCA, Art Students League of Denver, Clyfford Still Museum and RedLine.