The Allied Arts, Inc. provides individual art grants to extremely talented and promising emerging artists.

Our grants are primarily funded by individuals who are committed to supporting young pre-professional artists.

Since 1920, The Allied Arts, Inc., has been active in Colorado for the purpose of creating a greater public interest in all forms of art: painting, sculpture, dance, music and literature.

The Allied Arts depends on faithful donors to continue giving grants to artists like Ryan Speedo Green, Megan Marino, Frederick Burchinal, Beverly Christiansen, Christie Conover, Bill Hill, Michael Hoffman, Cynthia Lawrence, Hao Jiang Tian, Stephen West, and many more.

Working quietly, The Allied Arts is active in all forms of art.

Since 1920, The Allied Arts has been active in Denver for the purpose of creating a greater public interest in all forms of art – painting, sculpture, dance, music, and literature.

The Allied Arts gives aid financially through grants-in-aid to extremely talented and promising students and pre-professionals. Over these 100 years, the influence of the organization has been felt in the community in many ways.

In the field of art, lectures and panel discussions have been sponsored by the organization at the Denver Art Museum. In 1954, a distinguished painting by the late Frank Mechau, entitled “Saturday P.M.” was purchased by The Allied Arts and presented to the Denver Art Museum for its collection of Contemporary American Art.

How we help young artists

In addition to the concerts and art exhibitions, The Allied Arts has always maintained a very active grant program with financial aid assisting worthy and talented emerging artists with private study with distinguished musicians or artists, grants for living expenses, travel and loans. The present aim of the organization is to concentrate all of its funds accumulated through donations and gifts into financial grants.

All grants are made through timely applications, letters of recommendation, audio files and PDF files as needed. Applicants are carefully selected to receive The Allied Arts grants. The Allied Arts works quietly without fanfare or expensive publicity. We hope that the many talented recipients that have been helped by our grants will justify your interest in The Allied Arts.

100 years of history.

The organization was founded in 1920 by Jean Cranmer.

Her aim was to “create a greater public interest in all forms of art—painting, sculpture, music and literature; to encourage cultural and educational projects; to aid financially where it is deemed necessary or advisable, and above all, to create a stimulating atmosphere of understanding and appreciation for all those who contribute to the beauty of the world.”

Board of Directors

Linda Young, President
Christie Conover, Vice President
Deanna Leino, Treasurer
Gayle Landis, Secretary
Stephanie Cheng
Nadya Hill
Sarah Hite
Michael Hoffman
Mary Ann Ross
Phyllis Wicklund
Gene Young


Interested in becoming a member of our Board of Directors?

Please contact Linda Young at if you are interested in assisting young performers from Colorado.

Young artists need your support

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with minimal administrative costs. All donations are tax-deductible. Please consider donating to The Allied Arts, Inc. Donations can be made online or sent in the mail to The Allied Arts, ATTN: Deanna Leino, 3712 Allison St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Grantee Stories

Winona Martin

From Wolf Trap Opera Singer, Winona Martin, The Allied Arts Inc, “supported my attendance of the Prague Summer Nights program” where she sang Cherubino in

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Megan Marino

From Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera singer, Megan Marino, “I’m well established as an American opera singer and I have recently started to branch

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Ross Snyder

From Ross Snyder, violinist with the Tesla String Quartet named “Chamber Choice” by BBC Music Magazine and second prize winner at the 12th Banff International

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