Colorado Creatives

Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Becky Wareing-Steele

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A mystery patron offers you unlimited funds for life. What will you do with it?

I would first make sure all of my Nana's expenses are paid for, for the rest of her life. She lives in a nursing home in Pennsylvania, and we talk on the phone every Sunday, and every week she says the same thing to me, "Becky, you're going to be a millionaire some day." I always respond with, "And you're the first person I'm going to take care of," and I mean it.

Then I'd probably have to fund that missile silo my dad's had his eye on in Colorado. His dream is to turn it into a huge underground home for our entire family to live in. I'm sure we could arrange for a wing of the missile silo to house an incredible collection of artwork that would be free and open to the public. I'd also really love to travel and experience more of the world and see how artists in other communities practice their art and how my new found fortune could help them with their work. 

What's the one thing Denver (or Colorado) could do to help the arts?

I think, overall, that Denver is a very supportive community towards the arts. We seem to be moving in the right direction. Of course, things like more accessible small business loans and grants, along with affordable studio spaces, would help as well, but I really feel like Denver is moving in the right direction. 

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