SCFD Grants

SCFD LogoArt from Ashes has received grants from the Denver County Cultural Council, the Adams County Cultural Council, the Arapahoe County Cultural Council and the Douglas County Cultural Council to support workshops in those specific counties in 2018.

Thank you to the citizens of the SCFD counties who voted to continue SCFD funding!  See below for how much your decision to spend 1/10th of 1 penny impacts Colorado!

The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts analyzed the economic impact of arts organizations assisted by SCFD funding:

  • Economic activity: $1.8 billion
  • Cultural tourism: $367 million; capital expenditures: $55 million; federal grants: $90.8 million
  • Total jobs: 10,731 (This covers a broad array of positions, from curator to accountant to zookeeper to jazz teacher)
  • Total payroll: $165.2 million
  • Total seat sales and payroll taxes: $19.8 million
  • Total contributions: $176.4 million
  • Total attendance: 13.9 million (The average metro resident had 4.5 art experiences in 2015.)
  • Total outreach to children: 3.9 million
  • Total volunteers 42,415 (Hours spent volunteering reached 2,031,073.)
  • SCFD distributions: $53.2 million.

-Sonya Ellingboe, Castle Rock News-Press


2014 SCFD Check Presentation Dinner and Ceremony: Adams County

Funders_SCFD_Logo-vertArt from Ashes has received a grant award from the Adams County Cultural Council to conduct youth workshops at three Adams County location! The dinner and check ceremony will be attended by two Art from Ashes board members.

First Friday Youth Workshop


All youth ages 12 to 24 are invited to join us at Art from Ashes every First Friday of the month at 4.30 pm for a FREE one-hour Phoenix Rising poetry and spoken word workshop, followed at 5.30 by a FREE 45-minute performance workshop, featuring a performance poet. All youth are welcome; free pizza provided.

You don’t need to already write poetry/spoken word, because you ARE poetry!


Workshops are at our location just off the 10th and Osage light rail station. Just DROP IN!

The first 10 youth willing to perform their workshop poems will receive $10!

Contact Sarah Lanzarotta at Art from Ashes, for more information.

First Friday Performance

Join us every First Friday on your way to the Art District for youth spoken word performances at the Art from Ashes location just off the 10th and Osage light rail station between 6.30 and 7.15 pm.

Stop by in support of our community’s young people who participate in our Phoenix Rising youth empowerment program. Listen as young people ages 12 to 24 tell their stories in metaphor through poems written in only 3 minutes.

Visit our beautiful space on the corner of 10th and Navajo on your way to the Art District on Santa Fe!

Much more than a public performance, before they perform at 6.30, youth gather at Art from Ashes at 4.30 for a FREE one-hour Phoenix Rising writing workshop, followed at 5.30 by a FREE 45-minute performance workshop, featuring a local performance poet. All youth are welcome; pizza provided.

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