We’re All in This Together
We believe the arts are an integral part of a vibrant and resilient community—inspiring us, challenging us, and bringing us together in difficult times.
As our team has tackled processing tickets and class registrations in the wake of canceled events, we’ve been overwhelmed by your generosity. Many of you have chosen to donate the value of your tickets/classes to support our programs; others have sent words of encouragement. We’re proud to be part of this community and are deeply grateful for each and every one of you.
Experience the Arts from Home
Although our doors have temporarily closed, we encourage you to continue to keep the arts an active part of your life while at home.
Explore the FAC permanent collection from home! Our recently launched eMuseum features 50 objects representing the depth and richness of the collection, as well as objects beloved by our guests. Explore the eMuseum
Our education team has put together some engaging exercises designed for K–12 teachers and parents with students at home. Educator resources
Additional online resources:
- The Museum Computer Network maintains a list of online collections from around the world
The FAC Theatre Company hasn’t slowed down. From producing content for FAC Connect to planning for alternative programming for the fall (stay tuned!), their creative wheels keep turning.
Open Source Scripts Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow
Five short plays for multi-generational audiences to spark conversation about race in America. Download the plays
Additional online resources:
Classes & Activities
Virtual Classes at Bemis School of Art
Register now! Get your hands dirty and explore your creative side from the comfort of your home—we have virtual classes for a variety of interests, ages, and skill levels. Full Class Schedule
- Do you use coloring as a meditative exercise? Check out Color Our Collection, which features coloring pages based on the collections of over 100 libraries, archives, and cultural institutions around the world
- Downloadable coloring pages
You’ve seen them on our stages, they’ve trained some of the voices you’ve heard, taught some of the dance moves you’ve admired — now these incredible FAC Theatre company members are Offering Classes
Support Our Community
Support the Springs
In partnership with the City of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community Foundation, and the El Pomar Foundation, a team of local creatives recently launched the initiative Support the Springs to serve as an informational and motivational platform to support local businesses. Support the Springs
Support Local Artists
Pikes Peak Community Foundation has created a COVID-19 Artist Recovery Fund for El Paso and Teller Counties. COVID-19 Artist Recovery Fund
The Denver Actors Fund supports theatre artists statewide. They are partnering with Hippo Health to offer virtual urgent care to all Colorado theatre artists impacted by canceled or postponed productions. Denver Actors Fund
Mutual Aid Hunger Response Team
In order to meet the unique challenges currently posed with ensuring community-rooted fresh food access, Colorado Springs Food Rescue is creating a Mutual Aid Hunger Response Team. The purpose of this team is to have a coordinated list of people who can mobilize food rescue shifts, grocery distribution, community-care, and coordinated hunger actions in the coming weeks. Colorado Springs Food Rescue
Resources for Artists
- Pikes Peak Community Foundation has created a COVID-19 Artist Recovery Fund for El Paso and Teller Counties. Apply for assistance on their website.
- Colorado Creative Industries resource page
- $5,000 grants are available to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19 through Artist Relief
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts will disburse $1,000 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.
- The Haven Foundation provides financial assistance up to $10,000 to artists who have a health crisis.
- Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund supports US-based BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants.
- Twenty Summers has launched an Emergency Arts Fund (EAF) for artists and arts organizations facing unmanageable financial loss as a result of the Coronavirus.
Additional Resource Lists
- Creative Commons is maintaining a list of resources for artists during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Americans for the Arts resource list
- Denver Actors Fund is partnering with Hippo Health to offer virtual urgent care to all Colorado theatre artists impacted by canceled or postponed productions. Sign up on their website.
- Denver Actors Fund has also established an emergency relief fund for Colorado theatre artists whose wages have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply on their website.
- Black Cube (a nomadic art museum) call for video submissions; $200 award for each selected work. Visit their website for details.
- Craft Emergency Relief Fund provides rapid relief and career recovery loans for artists working in craft disciplines.
- The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation partnered to offer a new medical emergency aid program for artists.
- Anonymous Was a Woman Relief Grants allow women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 to apply for up to $2,500 for financial hardships from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis.
- The Kinkade Family Foundation is proud to administer a new Emergency Grant for curators who are developing projects that promote artwork of contemporary and experimental nature.