Western States Arts Federation

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    The Denver Music Summit kicks off this Friday

    In 2009, a study commissioned by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, introduced Creative Vitality Index (CVI), a metric created by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to measure our city's cultural viability. Based on Denver's CVI, the study determined the Mile High City was an emerging natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    WESTAF introduces Independent Music on Tour, a grant program for local musicians

    Just over a year ago, you might remember we posted a bit about the Western States Arts Federation's (WESTAF) TourWest program. We misunderstood the impetus of the program and mistakenly noted that the funds were earmarked specifically for helping local musicians finance their tour endeavors. While w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Reader: Arts & Venues merger diminishes Denver's arts efforts in name of efficiency

    ​In a recent post, Patricia Calhoun weighed in on critics of Arts & Venues, which merged Denver Office of Cultural Affairs and the Division of Theatres & Arenas. Taking issue is Anthony Radich, second chair of the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs and executive director of the Western Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Apply to have your tour bankrolled by the government via a tour grant from WESTAF

    ​Attention struggling musicians, those who have more talent than money: You know that sugar daddy you've been waiting for, the one with deep pockets and vested interest in helping you live out your dreams? Yeah, not sure if you got the memo or not, but that dude's like Santa. He doesn't exist. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    The Denver Biennial

    Mayor John Hickenlooper and Erin Trapp, director of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs will announce today -- from New York, no less -- that Denver will host a biennial art extravaganza beginning in 2010. (The pair is in the Big Apple for a confab of the tourist press.) The idea, which has been k ... More >>

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    August 28, 2003

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    From the week of August 28, 2003

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    January 16, 1997