PATH TO EXCELLENCE
Boedecker path to excellence Grants
Our Mission is to offer the local, regional, and national arts community a path to artistic excellence by expanding opportunities to perform at the Dairy Arts Center and engage new audiences with innovative arts experiences.
Our Goal is to bring new and unique offerings to the Dairy in cinematic arts, performing arts, and visual arts that can attract new and larger audiences and expand the capacity of existing and emerging artists. Preference will be given to new applicants who have not won this grant in previous years.
Please note: Dairy Arts Center staff does not determine who receives these grants, but rather they are chosen by a volunteer advisory committee. All proposals will be submitted to and reviewed by this independent advisory committee.
- “The Luster of Lost Things” by Public Works Theatre Company – a new work of puppetry and physical theatre for family audiences based on the novel by Sophie Chen Keller. The Luster of Lost Things is a musing on our capacity for kindness and our ability to heal. It asks the question of why we become lost and how we are found.
- Tabom – a collaboration of two artists: Luciana Da Silva from Brazil and Adjei Abankwah from Ghana, West Africa. We plan on working with local artists to present a cultural experience through dance, movement, music, and storytelling. For this project, we will tell the story of the Tabom people through the lenses of our personal experiences – using the language of dance.
- “Stalled” by The Royal Players’ Guild – Stalled is the story of the untold conversations that take place in the restrooms of bars and nightclubs across the country and world. Stalled is specifically written to address the ever changing world of the millennial generation, which is the first generation to have grown up in an entirely digital age.
- Throughlines with Dan and Diane’s Concerts presents: Stories from Brazil to Boulder, featuring Michele Castro and friends – Because the city of Boulder has a rich history of activism through the arts, world music here has the potential to become a call to action, encouraging audiences to examine their own cultural stories in order to connect more deeply with diverse groups. This project proposes a multicultural multimedia collaboration to connect the stories and cultural histories embedded within Latin American, Brazilian, and Afro-Latino traditional and popular musics with stories and cultural histories of Boulder-based audiences.
- “Shoebox Stories” by Motus Theater – The mission of Motus Theater is to create original theater to facilitate dialogue on critical issues of our time… In this project, Motus will partner with dominant culture Boulder County community leaders (who are primarily white, documented, and upper to middle class) who will stand in the shoes of Boulder County leaders who are marginalized (primarily brown and undocumented; or formerly incarcerated) to tell their stories.
MEET THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Please take a look below to learn more about the grant and how to apply.