RiNo Art District to commit $50,000 in Social Impact Grants

Artwork courtesy of Detour and Max Sansing - CRUSH 2019

RiNo Art District is committed to listening, advocating, and remembering. It is important that we demonstrate unwavering support for racial justice both vocally and through concrete action. We know that we have a lot to learn and pledge to continue to educate ourselves on the history of systemic racism in this country, and on ways that we can actively work with Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities (BIPOC).

As a community of artists, creators and makers, we will use our voices, platforms and canvases to send a clear message that racial injustice will not be tolerated. It is time for transformative action. It is our duty to reaffirm our commitment to promoting artists of color and collectively work on forming partnerships with BIPOC voices, residents, artists, and businesses.

As a first step, we will commit $50,000 in Social Impact Grants to support organizations and groups in Five Points, Globeville, Elyria Swansea and Cole that work directly with the BIPOC community championing social justice, equity, and the eradication of racial discrimination. These funds will be distributed in partnership with local community leaders. For further information please contact: support@rinoartdistrict.org