SCFD Application 2019
Our 2019 Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) application is officially submitted! We are grateful for the opportunity to apply for Tier III funding in four counties: Broomfield, Jefferson, Boulder and Adams.
Since 1989, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has distributed funds from a 1/10 of 1% sales and use tax to cultural facilities throughout the seven-county Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. The funds support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is for enlightening and entertaining the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement or preservation of visual arts, performing arts, cultural history, natural history, or natural sciences.
Art as Action is proud to be a Tier III SCFD organization and has received SCFD funding for the past two years.
“Dance: Found” this Sunday
March 10 at 2pm & 6:30pm at CO Conservatory of Dance
We are so excited to perform in Colorado Conservatory of Dance’s “Dance: Found” show again this year! You’ll see a brand new piece featuring the Reconnect dancers, and an encore performance of “Grace Trio” from the (in)VISIBLE show last November – not to mention amazing dancing from CCD’s adult program.
Dancers: Carol Cowley, Margie Dahlin, Amy Dressel-Martin, Ellen Rollins, Tina Schoenherr, Karen Talcott, Wayne A. Gilbert, Jan Gilbert Leversee and Sarah Leversee
“I Dance Because I can” (Artivist Alert)
As we center ourselves as a physically integrative dance company, Art as Action joins the conversation about dance and disability. An important part of being in conversation is listening and learning . . . a recent op-ed by dancer/choreographer Alice Sheppard in the New York Times is a poignant portrait of one dancer’s experience:
“Art by a disabled artist is often seen as being tied to the artist’s disability status: The art either recognizes a presumed triumph over that status or responds to the assumed tribulations of disabled daily life. Sometimes, counter to the artist’s actual focus, audiences assume that the artist’s work is intended to educate nondisabled people about disability rights and etiquette, or to nudge people to think differently about disability and equity in the world. This is limiting… As people invested in nuance and complexity, we owe it to ourselves and the creators of the work to educate ourselves in the traditions and legacies of the community so we can appreciate the work outside the narrowness of such framings.”
photo of dancer/choreographer Alice Sheppard by Michael Kirby Smith for NY Times
Save the date for these annual Art as Action events:
Artivist House Concert: Sunday, April 7 at 5pm at Roberts’ Music Home in Boulder
Reconnect Community Class: Sunday, April 28, 1-3pm at CO Conservatory of Dance
Reconnect 8th Birthday Party: Sunday, September 15, 1-3pm at CO Conservatory of Dance
Annual Artivist Performance: Saturday November 9 at 7pm and Sunday November 10 at 4pm at CO Conservatory of Dance
“Activists and disability justice communities emphasize access as a process and a way of creating connection between disabled people, a way of knowing and being in the world.”
– Alice Sheppard, dancer/choreographer