About Banner

our mission

Art as Action creates arenas for discovering, inventing and experiencing collaborative art in a dynamic community.

Founded in 2002, Art as Action (AaA) is a collaborative collective of Artivists— champions and ambassadors of the communal, universal, and healing language of art. Since its inception, the organization has served as a creative springboard and artistic cooperative for individuals and organizations in the Colorado arts community, nurturing artists and inspiring community engagement in the arts in Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, and surrounding areas, AaA has successfully produced 14 performances that showcase a diverse and meaningful selection of voices and genres from artists throughout the area.

In 2011, AaA expanded its work in the community with the launch of its Reconnect with your Body (Reconnect) program, which offers weekly dance classes for people with and without Parkinson’s disease (PD). This program has become a cornerstone of AaA’s mission, which is about making art accessible to anyBODY, from a performer working to break down artistic boundaries, to a Reconnect participant working to overcome physical limitations through dance. In recent years, Reconnect participants have stepped onstage for AaA’s annual show, an opportunity many would never have considered before this program helped to build their confidence and discover their inner performer.

“Art as Action is a scrappy little nonprofit that's punching way above its weight class.”
- John Dean, Parkinson’s Disease Specialist

AaA continues to work as a collective, each year inviting artists from varying backgrounds, levels of ability and genres onto one stage for a collaboratively curated full-length show revolving around a common theme. By providing an inclusive arena for a wide range of participants, AaA brings opportunities for any and every performer and offers the community an opportunity to experience humanity through art. As a result, hundreds of performers and audience members have lived the AaA mission through their involvement with the organization. In fact, Artivism has proven infectious: many of AaA’s performers, volunteers, and board members were once audience members who were so inspired by the performances, they had to join the movement.

Art as Action is a a 501(c)3 non-profit and a Tier III Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) organization.

the world needs ART. art needs YOU.

This dedicated nonprofit organization is a powerful creative agent entrenched in community.

Jane Werle Writer Presenting Denver

Art as Action is, by far, the most professional, passionate, and talented group I have worked with. They understand the issues at the heart of the local, regional, national, and global communities, and are using their talent and expertise to help raise awareness of those issues and make a contribution to our world.

Mike Hines musician and graphic artist

Art as Action is an amazing forum for artists to have an influential voice to change our increasingly tumultuous world.

Felicia Ohnmacht Photographer

Local and national artists bend the rules reaching toward one collective goal: widespread compassion, hope and peace for humanity. Witness the breaking down of social boundaries and the understanding and unity that ensues.

Vince Darcangelo Writer Boulder Weekly